Wood and energy efficiency, why do they go so well together?
- 15 September, 2021
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Acoustics, Architecture, Construction, Decoration, News
Wood and energy efficiency go well together. Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy use and 30% of CO2 emissions in Europe, and using wood in their construction, renovation or decoration can help us to achieve a more energy efficient architecture.
Wood is known to absorb sound better than other materials, that is why it is the ideal natural material for manufacturing acoustic panels. But it is also a good thermal insulator, thanks to its hygroscopic properties (i.e., the ability to absorb moisture from its surroundings), resulting in a significant reduction in air heating and cooling costs.
In addition, in the process of converting raw materials into building materials, wood consumes less energy than other materials such as steel or concrete.
All this makes wood the ideal material to undertake any building, refurbishment or decoration project for community service buildings, companies, offices, etc. If we also use PEFC or FSC certified wood, as Spigogroup does in the manufacture of cladding and wood panels, the benefit for the environment is even greater. 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.
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