Building Insulants


Eco Choice Aotearoa’s standard for Building Insulants covers both thermal and acoustic products.

Businesses with this certification must responsibly source raw materials and meet minimum requirements for recycled content.

For wool building insulants, there are strict requirements around the scouring process and use of additives.

Correct installation is critical for thermal building insulants in particular, to ensure effectiveness (reduced energy consumption). The performance of  thermal building insulants can be reduced by up to 50% even if only small gaps remain.

In addition to meeting product specific criteria, manufacturers must also monitor emissions, waste, energy and water usage, and report back annually on product stewardship efforts.