The use of cork in construction

The use of cork in constructionCómo nos ayuda el "Corcho"en la subida de la factura de la luz

This summarized article aims to influence, in professionals, why we can and should use cork in our homes.

We must emphasize especially when the earth has been warning us over and over again that something we are doing wrong
Well here we have an example of how to do it right
Cork, today allows us to use it in different formats, and all ecological
We could be talking all day about the many advantages of this product
We want to highlight that more than 85% of this product is produced in the Iberian Peninsula
This should already be an incentive to take it into account, of course what it represents for the environment

Cork is a light and malleable material, thermal insulating, fire retardant, and waterproof, for all this said product is being used as an insulating and thermal material
Its origin is natural renewable suitable, to be recyclable so it is quite obvious that it is an ideal material for construction
It should be noted that around 250,000 tons are produced in the Iberian Peninsula, which represents an economic value of more than 300 million euros.
This value with the different added values ​​that are already being used can exceed 3 billion with growth, this is just the beginning

Since all these advantages are already beginning to be used in much more ambitious projects, such as aeronautics, in other articles we will talk about it
For the environmental characterization of cork, the life cycle analysis methodology is used (LCA since it is one of the most complete for environmental evaluation of products
Keywords cork. Thermal insulation materials sustainable construction environmental impact
We define sustainability in construction as a process in which the design of buildings is done in a way that is efficient in energy consumption, healthy, comfortable and flexible in use to have a long and useful life, it is necessary that the materials and construction products that we prescribe are durable, efficient, healthy, in terms of resource consumption and, of course, have good environmental performance

Assessing the environmental impact of buildings is possible if technical information is previously available on the impact of the components. In this sense, it is essential to dispose of the different analyzes and life cycles of the different products Life cycle analysis (LCA that has broken into the construction sector through standards and technical committees, becoming a necessary tool for environmental assessment in buildings The LCA allows evaluating the different environmental impacts of a product, material, or system generating data that will be used by the prescribers to decide, selecting the one that is best for each project, highlighting the environmental importance It is also necessary that there is information for this type of studies, taking into account the representativeness of the area of ​​production and consumption of materials, such as the peninsular context in Spain

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