Innovative Technologies in Environmental Science and Education (ITESE-2019), Divnomorskoe village, Russian Federation, September 9-14, 2019
Using the example of pipeline insulation systems, the basics of the concept of environmentally sustainable construction are outlined, including requirements for materials, construction systems that use these materials, engineering systems and working technologies. Insulation based on polyethylene foam technology of its installation meets the requirements of EcoMaterial Basic or EcoMaterial Green. The article presents the main provisions of the methods for calculating insulation systems based on polyethylene in terms of energy efficiency, which is decisive, including the environmental assessment of insulation systems. The optimal thickness of the polyethylene foam is determined, as well as the recommended insulation thickness to ensure a given (safe for humans) temperature; to prevent moisture condensation on the surface of the insulation layer. The estimated period during which the thermal insulation prevents freezing of cold water in case of an emergency stop of its movement in pipelines in the winter period is established.