Save energy, protect the environment

Building energy optimisation - with PEF and FEF

More than 30 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide are the result of construction work. That is more than can be attributed to traffic or industry. This applies to construction and the use and disposal of buildings and building parts. When considering all energy consumption in Europe, around 40 per cent can be attributed to buildings. A majority of this energy is used for heating or cooling.

Most buildings have great potential to save energy. Especially from an energetical point of view, their technical equipment can be a vulnerability. Synthetic insulation materials offer a solution.

These figures demonstrate a deficit, but also show the solution approach: There is great potential for energy and cost savings in building optimisation. Technical insulation plays a prominent role in this connection. It can be implemented quickly and affordably for new construction and in existing buildings. In older buildings the retrofitting of pipe insulation can be the most important step in maintaining energy standards.

Outstanding ecological balance

Insulation is among the few industrial products which save energy over the course of their life. Energy required for production and transport is compensated for in later use - either partially or beyond the original energy requirement.

The energy balance of technical insulation made of flexible elastomer or polyethylene foams is especially positive. The reason lies in their better technical characteristics, which make them environmentally-friendly. Thanks to low heat conductivity in combination with a close-cell material structure, they achieve high energy savings.

High durability, high energy savings

The longer technical insulation lasts, the higher its energy and CO2 savings. In this manner, insulation of pipelines pays for itself in just a few months. The expected service life of FEF and PEF products is long thanks to their durability. PEF and FEF are highly recommended for anyone planning for the long-term with sustainable economic management.

Application: air conditioning and refrigeration

In air conditioning and refrigeration technology, the savings are obviously lower than in a 'hot' environment due to the low temperature difference. In the process, the technical insulation counteracts the formation of condensation, but also has a positive influence on the CO2 balance of the building.
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Key to energy efficiency

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The thermal insulation of pipelines can sustainably optimise the energy and CO2 balance of buildings. Insulation thickness plays an important role in this connection. There is a considerable potential for savings for heating systems, in particular. Various studies have shown that the energy requirement for heating and hot water can be reduced by up to 25 per cent with adequate insulation.