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08 April 2019

How cork can help Sustainable Construction.

The word “Sustainability” has been increasingly present on nowadays. Although, it is, at the same time, one of the least understood words.
Sustainable Construction asks how we can minimize our environmental impact in the construction process, looking for sustainable materials and methods that are carbon-neutral or that engage renewable energy sources now and into the future.
It aims to provide an energy balance for the building in short and long term. Which includes not only the energy that is required for its production but also the energy consumption of the building materials and expended throughout the building’s life cycle.
 
Cork being a natural product   combines ecology with a great performance ,  having an huge potential in the construction area when it comes to the reduction of greenhouse gases and CO2 emissions .
Cork has acquired prominence in  recent years  mainly due to its thermal insulation properties and acoustic and vibration control capacities. Furthermore  is lightweight  ,  highly  flexible  and compressible, resistant to moisture, friction and abrasion.
 
 

 
The use of cork gives buildings an huge improvement in terms of indoor air quality and comfort .
In the construction area , cork can be used in water sealing  , foundations and subfloors, acoustic and thermal insulation, as well as the final covering of floors, walls, ceiling, facades and roofs.
Cork products are often used in large infrastructures like railways, bridges, tunnels, aqueducts, motorways, water supply systems, reservoirs, dams and airports. Being also applied in anti-vibration components, for machinery and insulation for industrial cooling systems, as well as a jointing solution , absorbing vibration and heat-induced expansions or contractions of different construction materials, enabling structures to move without being damaged.
 
CORKSRIBAS has a wide range of products when it comes to Sustainable Construction.
 
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