Recticel and Sika win Perifem award for energy-saving Light Roof system

Recticel NV/SA, 22.04.2024

Recticel and Sika were recognised at the recent Perifem Day in France for their innovative Light Roof system for industrial, commercial and logistics buildings. The result of a collaboration between Recticel Insulation and specialist chemical company Sika, the system was the winner in the Energy Category.

Saving energy and costs

The Light Roof system is an all-in-one solution consisting of the extremely lightweight Powerdeck+ insulation board and Sika’s Sarnafil TS77 solar reflective membrane. Its light weight enables the renovation of steel sheet flat roofs and the installation of photovoltaic panels without the need to reinforce the existing roof construction. This also means that the building can continue to operate normally during the works. In new building projects, Light Roof allows steel structures to be smaller, helping to reduce construction costs and lower the building’s carbon footprint.

Supporting regulatory compliance

Light Roof was introduced in France, where it supports compliance with the regulatory requirement to install photovoltaic panels on the roofs of existing commercial buildings over 500 m2. It simultaneously helps businesses meet the obligation to reduce energy consumption for buildings with a floor area of 1,000 m2 or more by at least 40% in 2030, 50% in 2040 and 60% by 2050.

Jan Vergote (CEO Recticel Group):


Light Roof will play a key role in the renovation of the retail distribution and industrial building stock, where energy consumption reduction and cost-efficient installation of solar panels are key requirements. Such smart innovations are vital for the achievement of our SBTi targets and they demonstrate our profound commitment to positive partnerships throughout the value chain.



Find out more about Light Roof: Le procédé Light Roof récompensé par les Perifem Awards | Recticel Insulation

About Sika
Specialising in chemicals for construction and industry, Sika is a world leader in the development and manufacture of systems and products for bonding, sealing, soundproofing, reinforcement and protection. The company has subsidiaries in 103 countries and manufactures in more than 400 plants, drawing on the expertise of over 33,000 employees. Sika develops innovative technologies that facilitate the sustainable transformation of the construction and transport industries.

About Perifem
For over 40 years, Perifem has been working to engage the retail sector in France in responsible construction and operation of commercial spaces. Perifem brings together all retail players – integrated, independent, retailers in the food and specialist sectors, shopping centres and suppliers – to focus on concerns about the environment, energy, safety and technological innovation. 

About Recticel Insulation
Recticel Insulation designs polyurethane thermal and thermo-acoustic boards for optimal building comfort and energy efficiency. This includes vacuum insulated panels (VIP) by Turvac.