Eco-friendly insulation produced by a Sheffield firm has been named one of the UK’s best eco-innovations.
Social enterprise Recovery Insulation makes an innovative high performance thermal and acoustic insulation, called Inno-Therm, primarily from recycled cotton and denim waste and jeans.
The material isn’t only eco-friendly in terms of being made from recycled cloth. Unlike other types of insulation, once it has been turned into rolls and panels it can be re-used time and again.
What’s more, installers don’t need gloves or protective clothing to handle it.
Now, Inno-Therm has been named one of Kevin McCloud’s Green Heroes.
McCloud is the presenter of the Channel 4 series Grand Designs, which follows some of Britain’s most ambitious self-building projects.
Over the past two decades he has documented hundreds of buildings, gaining a wide knowledge of materials, technologies and new sustainable building practices in the process.
McCloud launched the Green Heroes accolade to showcase the best eco-friendly innovations by un-sung designers.
Green Heroes products will take centre stage at the self build, design, interiors and innovation show, Grand Designs Live.
This will be the second time that Inno-Therm has hit the headlines in recent months.
The first was when Inno-Therm insulation previously used by a US broadcaster to soundproof their studios at the London 2012 Olympics, was reused in a studio at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Recovery Insulation was founded by David Garlovsky to raise funds for the Schools and Homes Energy Education Project/Solar-Active, an educational charity that raises awareness of green issues in schools.