Role of ETICS for Zero Energy Buildings
Greenhouse gases cause the average temperatures to rise while trapping the heat into the atmosphere due to fossil fuels, deforestation, improper agriculture practices and increasing excessive consumption in society. According to the data of the United Nations World Meteorological Organization, average temperature on earth in the last decade has risen by 0.8 degrees. The World Meteorological Organization warns that earth’s temperature may increase 3 to 5 degrees by the end of this century with the current carbon dioxide emissions.
If global warming is not prevented…
The most important result of global warming is the climate change! With the climate change, the weather will get warmer and there will be more droughts. Sea level will rise, oceans will be warmer. This will cause the end of some species in the oceans. The precipitation regime will change. Storms will get stronger. There will be less ice and snow, frozen soils will thaw. The life cycles of plants and animals will be affected and changed. There will be more forest fires.
It’s all already started...
Carbon dioxide emission reduction is essential to prevent global warming and climate change!
Residential buildings where the most energy is consumed
Transportation vehicles consume 30% of the energy in the world and industrial buildings/facilities use 30%, too. Most energy is consumed in residential buildings with 40%. 15% of this energy consumed in residences is used for electrical energy and 85% for heating/cooling and hot water. Turkey import about 15 Billion $ energy for only use in the buildings.
However, there is a way to reduce the amount of energy used for cooling in the summer and for heating in the winter: Thermal Insulation!
Why thermal insulation is so important?
The thermal insulation, which prevents heat transfer and prevents heat loss between two different temperature environments, provides a comfortable indoor climate and reduces heating/cooling costs permanently. It reduces carbon dioxide emissions and offers an environmentally friendly living area. It prolongs the life of the building by protecting the walls form bad weather conditions and cracks. Thermal insulation, which saves on construction costs, also offers opportunities of customization and creativity.