Today’s buildings use about 40% of global energy. The industrial sector accounts for about 30% of the global final energy use. Much of this is being wasted. There are enormous gains to be made in improving the energy efficiency of our built environment through renovation. And insulating is the best way to start.
As the built environment changes, new products and materials are installed and new innovative procedures are showcased, particularly in the light of the new energy saving regulations, it is critical that the decisions taken to improve a building don't compromise its fire resistance.
One in five people in Europe suffer from noise levels that are a major health threat, according to The World Health Organisation (WHO). And it is a situation that is getting worse. As the urban density of cities increases, noise pollution is becoming more intense with a huge negative impact on productivity, performance and social behaviour.