VIDEO – concretebuilt.ie – Concrete: Built to be energy efficient

External and internal concrete walls along with concrete first floors can greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Heat can be lost through the floor, walls and roof of your home which is a waste of energy and money. Concrete floor and wall construction along with current high standards of insulation provide an energy efficient home, which in fact saves you money on your energy bills over the lifetime of the building.

Advances in building construction mean that concrete houses can now deliver the highest standard of airtightness. Eliminating the gaps helps the insulation, heating and ventilation all work better and reduces the danger of mould or rot over the lifetime of the building which results in added comfort and peace of mind.

All buildings soak up energy while it’s warm and release it when it cools. But because of their thermal mass, concrete and stone buildings are particularly effective, holding on to heat longer, peaking at lower temperatures and releasing that thermal energy back more slowly.

Thermal mass is the benefit of the material itself. Internal concrete walls can absorb free heat from the sun and release it like a radiator, at no extra cost.

A-rated concrete homes conform to the highest energy efficiency standards. Concrete homes can be built to nearly zero building emissions standards so they’re environmentally responsible throughout their lifecycle.

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