The Eco-Activ® range of products provided by Icopal include systems and components which provide a positive impact on the environment.
Sustainability is paramount within Icopal and besides our Noxite® bituminous roofing membranes, we also supply the following products to promote environmentally friendly roofing solutions.
Icosun FIX Console
The Icosun FIX Console is an innovative mounting system to safely and securely fix solar panels onto flat roofs. The system can be installed on to most Icopal roofing systems with a bitumen, POCB or synthetic waterproof capsheet. The benefit of the Icosun FIX Console is its combination of strength and flexibility. The mounting system is tailored to your requirements and after simple installation, the system is fully waterproof and is suited for any type of solar panel.
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Icopal Green Roof Systems
The environmental benefits of green roofs are numerous and well documented. They include:
- Storm water attenuation to reduce flood risk
- Urban cooling
- Improvement of air quality
- Provision of wildlife habitats
- Improved longevity of waterproof membranes
- Better aesthetics
Icopal provide a range of different green roof systems from extensive sedum and biodiverse to full intensive roof gardens. Each system can be designed to meet the specific needs of the project.
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The Sun-Activ® membrane is a bituminous water- proofing cap sheet with a highly reflective, smooth white surface. It is designed to comply with the Cool Roof concept that gains more importance as the demand for energy efficiency and environmental awareness increases.
The Sun-Activ® membrane is especially beneficial for use on new or refurbished roofs:
- With solar panel installations
- With a low amount of thermal insulation
- With a high amount of internal heat generation
- With air-cooling systems
These are mostly offices and public institutions such as schools and hospitals, residential buildings and industrial premises.
A Cool Roof efficiently reflects sunlight and keeps its surface cool by re-radiating the sun’s heat back to its surroundings. The roof temperature stays lower, therefore the amount of heat conducted into the building below decreases.
Elastoflex solvent free liquid waterproofing coating is the latest product in Icopal’s range of liquid waterproofing systems.
Elastoflex is an odour-free and solvent-free, fleece reinforced liquid roofing and waterproofing system, and is ideal for use on sustainability based projects or on sensitive, occupied buildings where the odours from solvent-based products would be disruptive.
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Cool Roof Paint
Cool Roof Paint renovation coating is a water based acrylic polymer binder that reflects the warmth of the sun, so that the roof surface remains cooler and the same applies to the space below. It prolongs the life expectancy of the roof and the temperature inside becomes more pleasant. Cool Roof Paint is solvent free and weatherproof.
Therm’X is an innovative, insulating, high vapour permeable pitched roof membrane with reflective surfaces that helps improve internal building comfort and performance whilst saving energy. Research shows that Therm’X can provide a reduction of radiant summer heat between 4-9oC therefore positively contributing to maintaining internal building comfort levels.
Therm’X is a high performing breather membrane made from a highly reflective top breather membrane, a polyester matt for complementary insulation and a reinforced reflective underside which is mechanically interlocked with the polyester matt.
The huge benefit of the Therm’X is the three-in-one product you get from it functioning as a traditional breather membrane, with superior mechanical strength, a reflective outer surface to limit solar gain in summer and an inner reflective side to increase U-value performance in winter.
Find out more about Icopal Therm'X insulating, high vapour permeable pitched roof membranes
Icopal’s range of acoustic products encompasses traditional floating floor treatments, (many of which were developed by Icopal and are now universally accepted as the industry standard), through to innovative second generation systems specially developed for use in the new build sector.
The Code for Sustainable Homes has been introduced to drive a step change in sustainable home building practice. It is a standard for key elements of design and construction which affect the sustainability of a new home and will become the single national standard for sustainable homes.
The Code will be used by designers and builders as a guide to development and by home-buyers to assist in their choice of home. All of Icopal’s advanced acoustics solutions can provide an opportunity to gain either three or four Credits when used as part of a system. They can not only be cost-neutral but also provide opportunities for further savings by, for example, allowing you to specify a continuous raft foundation between dwellings.
Find out more about the Monarfloor range of acoustic products
Natural light can dramatically improve the quality of life for anyone living or working within a building – boosting concentration, feelings of well-being and productivity. Dalite Rooflights are an ideal way to maximise the transmission of high quality, uniform, natural daylight through a flat roof into the interior, with all the benefits that daylight can deliver.
Incorporating rooflights into a flat roof can provide three times more daylight than the same area of vertical windows and provide a much more even distribution of light.
Dalite Rooflights reduce energy costs and carbon footprint as well as promoting the health benefits of natural light.
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NEW - Decra Noxite Roof Tiles - Help to Neutralise Air Pollution
Decra Noxite® roofing tiles purify harmful NOx. The surface stone granules of the Decra Noxite® tiles are coated with titanium dioxide which functions as a catalyst in the process of changing the NOx molecules into harmless levels of nitrates. The process is activated when ultraviolet radiation from the sun hits the titanium dioxide particles, releasing energy for breaking down the NOx molecules. Polluted air passes over the Decra Noxite tiles where the NOx molecules are converted into harmless levels of water, carbon dioxide and nitrates, which are then washed away by the rain.
Find out more about Decra Noxite tiles at the Decra website