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23.11.2006 » Pressrelease » Solar Energy
Building envelopes and climate protection
Construction means thinking
years, often even generations
Technical progress in energy efficiency, in the model recycling process in Germany, and in renewable energies such as solar energy is key in this regard. The application of this type of thinking to the building envelope plays a major role in considerably reducing the costs of heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and solar shading (as opposed to a design that is inefficient in this regard), thereby increasing overall efficiency and making an important contribution to environmental protection. Seen in this light, careful use of natural resources has an additional value-adding dimension.
Maximum transparency with optimised solar shading and thermal insulation is responsibility for future generations.
Formula for successful protection of the environment: the Schüco Vision
The issue of environmental protection has come of age. In Europe, this topic was initially emotive with a focus on saving energy. Today, the focus is on reducing emissions; efficient use of energy and resources in the manufacturing process; consuming fewer resources and use of renewable energies such as solar energy. When it comes to the design and construction of buildings, the building envelope is of central importance. Although the building envelope represents only approximately 15 % of construction costs, it is responsible for the largest proportion of energy consumption in terms of heating, cooling, ventilation, and lighting. The chart on energy savings for optimised building envelopes shows that energy savings of up to approx. 60 % are possible compared with non-optimised facades.
A further important contribution to a positive balance in terms of resource consumption and energy use is simplification of components. Highly efficient system technology and the increased use of prefabricated modules by façade manufacturers without additional technical or design alterations allows solutions that optimise use of materials from an energy point of view.
In developing energy-efficient building envelopes, Schüco is combining environmental responsibility with commercial success, and growing at an above-average rate as a result. Schüco is Europes leading provider of building envelopes and in demand across the globe when it comes to cost effective and environmentally sensitive
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