Have you noticed that the ecological, economic and energy-saving terms are becoming more closely related? This is particularly evident in the construction industry, when we say that the building is ecological, we automatically think – energy-efficient. And when we hear “energy-saving” we add – economical. Is it right?
Under conditions of ever-increasing prices of fossil fuels (coal, oil or natural gas) and electricity, the cost of maintaining comfortable temperatures in residential, office and industrial spaces is increasing. The cost of storing food or the cost of livestock farming is also rising. As a result, designers, architects, investors and developers are striving to reduce the energy used for heating and cooling of rooms, warehouses or refrigerators, by building low-energy objects. In this way, we automatically reduce the demand for energy and, consequently, we reduce the costs associated with its production and purchase.
In turn, the construction of energy-efficient homes usually involves a slightly higher investment in more efficient and higher quality materials. At the same time, savings from lower energy demands, increased comfort of living and working, greater productivity of people, machinery and animals, working or living in such buildings brings tangible financial benefits. Hence, “energy saving” equals “economic”.
Lower demand for energy is associated with lower demand for non-renewable energy resources, which, by their huge consumption, have become quite limited. In addition, the process of energy production from non-renewable raw materials itself has a negative impact on the environment, due to the high emission of gases into the atmosphere, among others CO2. As a result, “energy efficient” becomes a synonym for “ecological”. In this way, by building energy-efficient homes, we take care of both the environment and the financial side of our ventures, regardless of the building and its destination.
Over the past two decades significant progress has been made in the development of energy efficient building technology. State-of-the-art energy-efficient buildings are passive buildings requiring a maximum of 15 kWh / m2 / year of thermal energy. It is important to remember that the demand for energy in passive buildings in our climate zone can not exceed 120 kWh kWh / (m2a). How does this affect our finances? The Institute of Passive Building and Renewable Energy reports that the heating of a building with a living area of 150 m2, where the demand for heat energy is maximum 15 kWh / m2 / year, costs less than 400 PLN annually (According to data from the PIBPiEO website: http://www.pibp.pl/?page_id=94)
In Poland, it is possible to obtain a subsidy for the purchase or construction of a passive building. More information on the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.
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PCC Group and passive buildings…
Crossin® Insulations, a member of the PCC Group, is the Passive Building Architect. It obliges us to maintain the highest standards and to popularize and promote the most efficient and economical solutions in the building industry, especially energy-saving. This also means that Crossin® Insulations solutions can be successfully used both in the implementation of passive projects and in the work of thermo-modernizing buildings.
How to quickly and effectively reduce the energy losses used for heating and cooling rooms? It has long been known that building loses most heat through the walls and roof. As a result, a significant part of the energy loss can be reduced primarily by warming up just those parts of the building. The wide range of Crossin® Insulations offers innovative insulation products for roofs and walls in residential, office, commercial and industrial buildings and more. We suggest that you pay particular attention to the Crossin® Front system for thermal insulation of double-layered walls in ETICS technology, which does not spread fire (NRO) and Crossin®Roof for roof insulation with exceptional thermal insulation properties.More articles