11 July 2016

Energy efficient & low CO2 buildings with concrete

Energy efficient & low CO2 buildings with concrete

The review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) provides us with an opportunity to raise the bar in terms of reducing the impact of buildings across Europe by making them more energy efficient. Whilst stakeholders agree that the existing Directive, dating back to 2010, has increased awareness about the importance of this issue,  experience in using the Directive has provided us with some food for thought as to how it could be further improved. With this in mind, the concrete sector has outlined the areas which it would like to see tackled and prioritised.

Click here to view the areas which the concrete sector believe should be prioritized under the review of this Directive. 

Concrete can reduce the energy which our buildings consume. It does this through its unique ability to absorb heat during the day and release it at night, providing a stable indoor temperature.  This in turn reduces the need for heating and cooling.  This is what we call thermal mass.

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