CPD 4: Energy efficient building envelopes

Date: 23 September 2011
Source: http://www.building.co.uk
IntroductionImproving a building’s performance and reducing its impact on the environment is now an essential part of the design and construction process.

The envelope of a building can make a significant contribution to reducing the amount of energy it uses through good thermal performance and airtightness levels. It can also help to generate renewable energy through the use of photovoltaic modules, reducing the amount of fossil fuels that must be burned to heat and cool the building and therefore reducing its carbon dioxide emissions.

Composite Panels

Composite or sandwich panels are versatile prefabricated construction components, which can be used for facades, roofs, compartmentalised structures, partition walls and ceilings. They are suitable for use in industrial and commercial buildings, sports facilities, warehouses and power plants, and in demanding clean-room applications such as facilities for the food industry.

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