All energy usage has an environmental impact. In Sweden, about 30 percent of the energy usage goes to the heating of houses. A well-insulated building forms the basis for reduced energy usage and thus also the impact on the environment.
Stricter requirements for energy consumption mean that new rational methods and materials are required. Older properties often have poorly insulated facades, roofs and windows that are in great need of renovation. The result is poor comfort because leaky constructions result in drafts and large heat losses, which leads to a large impact on energy use and unnecessarily high heating costs. Added thermal insulation of the façade is part of this refurbishment and the key to sustainable construction.
An energy-smart renovation by added thermal insulation not only increases the value of the property but also creates a better living environment. How long it takes before a façade renovation pays off not only depends on various energy measures, but is also affected by the possibility of raising rents, increasing property prices, the price of district heating and last but not least new building regulations. It is generally profitable in the long run to add thermal insulation in connection with facade renovations as it provides approximately 20-30% in energy savings.
Advantages of added thermal insulation