Legal framework

Energy efficiency

Discover why insulation is the most important factor in energy efficiency in buildings The contemporary way of living makes us dependent on energy. The growing consumption of fossil fuels – such as oil, coal and natural gas – has a dramatic impact on totalemission of harmful gasses. The reserves of coal, natural gas and oil are limited and in some countries these reserves are running out.The combination of the growing consumption of energy sources and the limited supply, results in constant increase in prices.The countries that have signed the Kyoto Agreement, aim at reducing CO2 emissions by 8% up to 2012. These countries are currently working on the Post-Kyoto Agreement with the objective, among others, of limiting the total increase in global atmospheric temperature to 2 ºC.

 

Who consumes energy and how?

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In Europe, about 42% of total energy is used for the heating and cooling of buildings. What can we do to make our homes and offices stop wasting energy?

Let’s change our habits: It’s time to save energy!

The greatest contribution to energy savings will be obtained from energy efficiency in buildings. 

How?

We can contribute to energy efficiency in many ways: by using economical light bulbs, replacing worn out windows and doors,etc.

However, a durable solution for energy saving is the installation of thermal insulation.

By installing stone wool as thermal insulation in your building, you will achieve the following:

  • Reduced need for heating and cooling
  • Energy savings that save your money as well
  • By saving energy you preserve the environment
  • Acoustic and fire protection
  • Fast return on investment
  • Permanently increased comfort and value of your home.

 

Useful links:


 
www.eurima.comEuropean Alliance to Save Energy 
www.thinksulation.com