AIM C4 - Sandpit at the BRE

Just come back from the BRE, Envirohomes was invited to the AIM C4 sandpit as a supplier of the only accredited Vacuum insulation Panels on the market. It turned out to be very interesting and we got to meet like minded suppliers to exchange ideas.

AIM C4 is a unique partnership of companies, created to research, develop and pioneer the volume production of low carbon homes for the future.

The AIMC4 consortium will develop and apply innovative materials, products and process to meet the Government's Code for Sustainable Homes level 4 energy performance, without the use of renewable technologies, thus embedding reduced carbon emissions within the fabric performance of the dwelling.


The six consortium members are developers Stewart Milne Group, Barratt Developments PLC and Crest Nicholson PLC who will be responsible for the design and build of a minimum of 12 world class energy efficient homes; Oxford Brookes University who will analyse and evaluate both the performance of the homes and the occupants behaviours once the homes have been sold and are occupied; the Building Research Establishment (BRE) advising on innovative solutions and evaluating the technical issues; and H+H UK ltd, an innovative supplier of Aircrete concrete products.

Comments (7)

Said this on 4-9-2010 At 01:04 pm

I have heard of this before. Will it lead to more Eco-homes being built?

Can you let me have more information on your vacupor vacuum insulation panels. I am interested in doing a retrofit on an old property


thanks - geoff

Said this on 4-10-2010 At 08:30 am

All the technical data sheets can be down loaded from this website - its ideal for retrofit work, we are involved in several technowlogy Strategy Boards retrofit for the future projects at the moment.



Said this on 4-10-2010 At 08:38 am

We are very pleased to advise Envirohomes has been successful in progressing to the next Sandpit stage to be held at the BRE in Watford.

The Steering Group were very impressed not only our Vacupor product’s performance, but also your clear appetite for innovation and collaboration with the AIMC4 project.



Said this on 4-14-2010 At 03:41 pm

The vacuum insulation seems to be getting great interest. i see Geoff above is interested in retrofit. we want to look at using it in new eco-homes, we have a few to do. Is it suitable for this - can it be used in timber framed walls as well as traditional brick and block walls


Said this on 4-18-2010 At 02:00 pm

The VIP is like any other insulation - its designed for whole house fabric, the difference is that the performance is better than any other insulation on the market.

Said this on 7-4-2010 At 08:38 am

time is ticking

eco homes are the only way forward

Said this on 9-24-2010 At 01:04 pm

Good Post, vacuum insulation seems to be the way to go these days.



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