Fail in energy efficiencyCener's latest report has put energy efficiency in the spotlight of construction. In particular of the new housing that, contrary to what is recommended from the European Union, do not arrive at the minimum to be considered as efficient homes. The report says that:
Most of the real estate park is not efficient, which is an unnecessary economic expense and a risk to our health".
According to Cener, lack of adequate insulation or poor quality materials can cause problems for people living in homes. It is no longer just a matter of energy savings, but also of health and of avoiding serious situations or even of energy poverty.
In this sense, the countries that occupy the first places of the ranking of energy efficiency are Germany, Italy and Japan.
Rehabilitation to improve efficiency
As we have already mentioned in previous news, the rehabilitation of buildings brings many advantages in terms of energy saving. In a rehabilitation all aspects of a building are reviewed: materials, decks, windows, etc. One of the most important points is the isolation of its facades. If the building is poorly insulated, energy resources such as heating or air conditioning will be lost or will be less effective than with proper thermal insulation.