How to incorporate cork in sustainable buildings?

Are we building for sustainable development and global goals? Do we want an architecture that respects the environment and social welfare? How to incorporate cork into sustainable buildings?

Torre Iberdrola (Bilbao) / Image: Very Bilbao

Sustainable buildings continue to be a present and future reality in our architecture. Thus, they help you improve the well-being and quality of life of the environment that surrounds you. It is important to build with a high level of efficiency. As you know, by reducing the resources that would be needed if it were not a sustainable building, such as energy, it helps to minimize pollution.

You can build with various biodegradable materials which are a great contribution to the sustainability of your building. Do you know the so-called ecomaterials?

Some of them, such as bamboo, wood or vegetable residues, are used in current constructions. Today we highlight cork as a sustainable and renewable material that does not cause damage to the tree during the extraction process. Extensive are its advantages during and after construction and building. Above all, we emphasize the cork for its non-damage to the environment, since once the extraction process has been carried out, the cork oak regenerates itself naturally. Its incorporation can be in floors, walls and ceilings, among other options. You will be able to see that it is an outstanding material in terms of sustainability and important for achieving great energy savings.

Some of the current sustainable buildings are the Acros Fukuoka in Japan, the Bosco Verticale in Milan or the Iberdrola Tower in Bilbao.

THERMICORK, the black expanded cork agglomerate, is a highly effective material in isolating the transmission of vibrations due to its elasticity. Also for its thermal and acoustic insulation thanks to its low coefficient of thermal conductivity. Therefore, it provides significant thermal savings and added value as it is sustainable.

Do not forget that it supports heavy loads and is resistant to fats, water and acids. The cork that you choose will be easy for you to transport and install. You will see that it has a low weight and easy handling. It is without a doubt your ecological material that brings great advantages to any reform, construction or sustainable building.

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