Tecnopol and Sustainable Construction
According to the report, 'Emissions from Building and Infrastructure Consumption', published by C40 Cities, Arup and the University of Leeds, the construction industry could reduce emissions in a 44% by 2050, and for this reason six key areas are carried through reduce the climate impact of construction in cities.
However, from Tecnopol we have been working on different aspects for some time now. The company manages the waste internally, by separating recyclable materials, the need for water during the manufacturing processes is minimal, and the water needed is reused through a closed circuit.
But where our commitment to make construction more sustainable globally can really be seen is in the achieved characteristics in two of our main products, Tecnofoam and Tecnocoat:
- Tecnofoam (thermal insulation): Use of polyurethane foams for thermal insulation without greenhouse gases, using water as an expansive agent, without negative effects on the environment. What this generates is that they are completely stable and inert once applied, without emission of particles during their useful life. Moreover, at the time of removal, it is recyclable material without the need for special actions.
- Tecnocoat: Pure polyurea membrane solvent free, zero VOC. (With zero emissions of dangerous substances to the atmosphere). Green Label certified system in Singapore and in process in other locations.
In conclusion, it is rewarding to create sustainable products; we all need to check I which areas and aspects we can improve and adapt us to reduce the climate impact of construction.