EPS and Sustainable Cities

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During the Climate International Conference COP21, held in Paris from 30th November to 11th December 2015, the 21 participating States have taken note of the environmental issues of the global warming in order to set a long-term target that requires to maintain the global warming «well below 2° C» and encourages some efforts to achieve the objective of 1,5° C.
As is well known the global warming is related to greenhouse gases which creates some kind of “plug” in the atmosphere obstructing the passage to the outside of infra-red rays emitted from the earth: greenhouse gases absorb and partially reflect the infra-red rays causing the gradual global warming.
The longer present and most harmful greenhouse gas is CO2 (carbon dioxide) and for this reason the key word is “DECARBONISATION”, which means reducing the carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere.
The buildings are actively participating in CO2 emission: they directly participate through the warming and indirectly through the use of electrical energy (that generates many CO2 molecules as waste placed in the atmosphere).
In absence of a targeted strategy, the greenhouse gases emissions generated by the buildings will duplicate or triple by 2050.
For this reason during the COP21 a whole day was been committed for the “Building Day”.

The more efficient buildings may really make a contribution to deal the climate change, a very important topic touches inevitably also the components and materials quality used in the building industry. The cities consume 78% of energy at global level, they are responsible for 30% of carbon dioxide emissions and produce tons of waste.
The New Alliance for Buildings and Construction aims to reduce 50% the growth of the energy consumption by increasing the energy efficiency of new buildings and through the conversion of existing buildings by 2030. In the future the focus will be aimed to the new sustainable buildings and also to the upgrading of construction industry.

Towards Sustainable Cities

The new urban paradigm suggested during the COP21 proves how the investments made today on Sustainable Cities in order to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere, will generate savings throughout the building’s life and one day they will reflect themselves in a better quality of Planet’s health.

The Emmedue Building Solution, during 35 years of experience in this field, has largely showed to be perfectly in accordance to the COP21 conclusions. By using three raw materials easily available all over the world – steel, EPS and concrete – Emmedue Building System presents different advantages both in terms of costs and structural performances.

Therefore Emmedue Building System may have all the advantages of confirming its efficiency:

  • The EPS (sintered foam polystyrene) is a material absolutely verified and classified as eco-friendly by BRE Group (Building Research Establishment), which from 1917 provides consulting, searching and checking in relation to the materials and construction techniques in order to promote only the safer and environmentally friendly solutions. BRE Group classified Emmedue Building System as A+, the highest level in the scale of materials with less environmental impact.
  • Emmedue System, throughout its whole life cycle, ensures low CO2 emissions, measurable in a reduction about 60% in relation to the traditional system.
  • Emmedue System, during its life cycle, ensures an energy saving about 70% in relation to the traditional system.

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