Sustainability at the Core of the Construction Industry

News 17 June 2023
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The increasing trend to switch from a linear economy to a cyclic economy, evidently affects the Construction Sector as well, since the latter is a very significant part of business activity worldwide. This direction is followed by further specialized policies which, among others, contribute to the achievement of the climate neutrality objective (under the framework of the renowned EU Green Deal).

In particular, since January 1, 2023, applications for the issuance of permits for erecting new buildings or additions to existing buildings (with a surface area exceeding 500m2) must necessarily provide for the installation of electric power generators systems using photovoltaic or thermal solar systems, to a rate of at least thirty percent (30%) of their coverage (Law 4936/2022, National Climate Law, Article 17).

Furthermore, governments adopt the calculation of building carbon footprint, according to standard ISO 14064-1:2018, class 1 and 2, or by other commensurate methods, with respect to measures for emissions reduction by enterprises (Law 4936/2022, National Climate Law, Article 20).

40% of CO2 emissions is attributed to the building and construction sector. Moreover, 65% of the energy consumption of a typical residence concerns heating and cooling, while 35% concerns electric appliances (e.g. water heater, lighting etc.). The majority of energy losses of a residence occur through walls and the roof. Insulating these elements is one of the most effective operations on buildings, one that cuts energy consumption by up to 65%.

The ΒIOCLIMA® Systems, ClimaWall® & ClimaRoof®, provide buildings with energy shielding and, at the same time, they renovate and protect the surfaces treated with them.

ClimaWall® is a series of exterior thermal insulation systems for facades that meet all technical requirements regarding new and existing building structures, through the combined benefits of the materials that make up each individual system. There are 4 discreet, specialized systems, according to the thermal insulation material used; these have a positive impact on submitting structure classification, according to internationally renowned “green” construction classification systems such as LEED, BREEAM & WELL.

ClimaRoof® is a comprehensive lightweight, thermal & water insulation system for flat roofs (terraces). It comprises specific sequences of heat-insulating, bonding and sealing layers; these are applied in discreet phases on building terraces, thus offering proven shielding against water and heat ingress, combined with the least possible load burden to the structure.

For further information or advice on the advantages of exterior thermal insulation for facades and terrace thermal and water insulation for your building projects, please contact our technical department.