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The KORE Blog

KORE Customer Research & What We Learned in 2017

Posted on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 02:21 PM

In 2017, KORE brought together a selection of customers to hear their feedback on a number of topics related to the business. We've put our findings together in a short infographic. Thank you to all who participated, and we look forward to implementing the feedback we received! 

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Tags: Customer Research

6 Reasons to Choose EPS over PIR Insulation

Posted on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 12:32 PM



With the lack of raw material to support the manufacturing of PIR insulation, you may have been faced with shortages and unfulfilled orders for your project's insulation needs. You may have also experienced increase prices as the demand continues to outweigh supply of this material. You can learn more about the PIR supply shortage in this short video.

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Tags: EPS, PIR

No More Confusion: Energy Labels in the European Union to Get a Makeover

Posted on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 @ 06:07 PM

Did you find the A+++, A++ and A+ energy efficiency rating labels on appliances a tad confusing? You're not alone. Introduced in 2010, these ratings were added to energy efficiency labels found on appliances throughout the EU. While the ratings were designed to be used on appliances that offered higher energy efficiency than 'A-rated" appliances, it mainly caused confusion for consumers looking to reduce energy usage at home.

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Energy Labels

Creating Art with Expanded Polystyrene

Posted on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 @ 01:04 PM


Expanded Polystyrene, or EPS for short, is a versatile material. EPS can be manufactured for use as insulation in new build and retrofit applications, insulated foundation systems, civil engineering applications, material for safety equipment like car seats and bicycle helmets, moulded into product packaging solutions, and it can even be turned into works of art. 

While the KORE Blog has focused on the use of Expanded Polystyrene for the insulation and construction industries, we thought it would be a good idea to showcase some of the other industries where EPS can be useful. In our latest post on the blog, we'll focus on the use of EPS for polysculpting.

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Tags: EPS, Artwork, Polysculpting

Having Trouble Sourcing Insulation Material? This Short Video Explains the Benefits of EPS

Posted on Wed, May 31, 2017 @ 06:25 PM


If you've been involved in the construction or insulation industry, you probably already know there's a shortage of MDI, the raw material that's used to manufacture PIR. Industry professionals have been left with shortages, limits on the amount of insulation that can be purchased and even unfulfilled orders. 

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Tags: floor insulation, EPS, PIR

Thinking of KORE's Insulated Foundation System? See How Easily It's Installed..

Posted on Fri, May 26, 2017 @ 05:35 PM


One of the main benefits of using KORE's Insulated Foundation System is how easily it can be installed, reducing the labour and materials required when compared to a strip or raft foundation. Check out the short video below to see how an insulated foundation system made from Expanded Polystyrene installs in only a few days:

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Tags: insulation, Insulated Foundation System

KORE's Insulated Foundation System Receives High Commendation

Posted on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 @ 02:56 PM



The Product of the Show Awards

Every year at SEAI's annual Energy Show, some of the best products available on the market are selected for the Product of the Show Awards. The 2017 awards were broken down into seven categories, including:

  • Best Energy Efficient Product
  • Best Innovative Product
  • Best Services Provider
  • Best Product of the Future
  • Best Renewable Product
  • Best Lighting Product
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Tags: Insulated Foundation System, Product of the Show Awards

New Better Energy Homes Scheme Pilot Soon to be Available to Homeowners

Posted on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 @ 01:12 PM


External insulation being installed on a deep retrofit project

Denis Naughten, the Minister for Climate Action and the Environment, has announced a deep retrofit scheme that will soon be available to homeowners in Ireland. The announced €5 million Euro budget per annum will go towards helping homeowners install deep retrofit measures in their home, increasing energy efficiency while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. The scheme will help to drastically improve access to funding, meaning homeowners will pay less out of pocket for upgrading the energy efficiency of their homes.

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, SEAI Grants, Deep Retrofit

Can I Retrofit My Home to the Passive House Standard?

Posted on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 06:38 PM


If you've been around the construction or insulation industry the past few years there's no doubt you've heard about the Passive House Standard. Houses built to the Passivhaus Standard focus on energy efficiency, whether reducing energy demand for heating and cooling, introducing renewables to offset energy usage or generating a surplus of energy that is stored or sold back to the electricity grid. The Passive House is a "construction concept" that has taken off to help bring low energy buildings into the spotlight. 

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Tags: passive house, Home Insulation, enerphit

6 Reasons Why You Should Choose EPS Over the Competition

Posted on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 @ 06:32 PM


How do you normally choose the material you use for insulation? Do you base it on performance? Cost? Availability? Do you go with what you know and what you've been using for years, or maybe you look for recommendations from other professionals in the industry?

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Tags: insulation, EPS