Sustainable wood cladding, more than just a fad
- 5 May, 2021
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Acoustics, Architecture, Construction, Decoration, Inspiration, News
The use of sustainable wood cladding is more than just a fad. Wood is one of the most in-demand building materials today, and this situation is sure to continue for a long time to come. The reason is simple, driven by new regulations, the construction sector has made a firm commitment to a more sustainable, low-energy architecture. In this setting, wood is unrivalled.
According to the new Spanish Technical Building Code, enacted on 31 December 2020, all newly constructed buildings must be nearly zero-energy buildings (for public buildings it is already so since 2018). This measure aims to significantly reduce the energy impact of buildings, which in Europe account for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions, as well as the environmental impacts associated with building materials.
Wood has a negative carbon footprint, and there is no other building material that allows us to reduce the carbon footprint of a building more significantly. Wood outperforms other materials in CO2 emissions, effect on water quality and overall environmental impact when measured over the full life cycle of the material.
At Spigogroup, we manufacture panels and wood cladding made of PEFC or FSC certified sustainable wood. These certifications guarantee that the wood used comes from sustainably managed forests and that the wood panel has also been prepared by a manufacturer who guarantees that a PEFC or FSC chain of custody system is maintained right through to the end product.
In this way, we contribute to a new way of building with a lower carbon footprint, that is more sustainable and better for everyone.
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