Clare Burnett

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To Russia with Love: Sheffield sustainable material firm supplying 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Sheffield-based Recovery Insulation, is the social enterpise firm behind sustainable insulation materials used in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, as well as the London 2012 Olympics.

For the past several years, as a result of support from Key Fund South Yorkshire and Sheffield Community Development Enterprise Unit [SCEDU], the firm was able to develop Inno-Therm insulation.

Inno-Therm is an eco-insulation made from recycled cotton or denim waste. According to the company this uses 70% less energy in production than inorganic conventional insulation.

Inno-Therm was used at an American broadcasting venue in Sochi for acoustic purposes.

Recovery Insulation was established in 2002, by the Schools & Homes Energy Education Project/Solar- Active.

Recovery Insulation was unable to refer to the use of its product at the London Games 2012, because of the strict rules of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that did not allow companies to announce their involvement in the games unless they were an official sponsor.

In January 2013 the embargo was lifted and we were allowed to state that Inno-Therm was used as the London Games 2012.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Clare Burnett .

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