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Ceramics, the material that offers the most benefits for sustainable construction

26 ene 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has paralysed the world, both socially and economically. It has led to a massive change in how we relate to each other, but also in terms of the factors we take into account when choosing a home. In this sense, the construction industry has been forced to look for new business opportunities that will improve the sector's economy.

Within this new landscape, sustainable construction and economic rehabilitation have positioned themselves as two key growth areas for the Spanish economy. This has been confirmed by the latest report presented by Caixabank Research. This rehabilitation is supported by the European Next Generation EU Recovery Plan (NGEU), with a budget of 750 billion euros and the objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

The lockdown highlighted several aspects to be taken into account for new constructions at an energy level. According to the latest data from the study presented by the Plataforma de Edificación Passivhaus (PEP), four out of every five buildings in Spain are not energy efficient, that is, they either don't have adequate levels of thermal insulation, or they have none at all.

In this regard, the quarantine has also highlighted the functional shortcomings of many households. Sustainable buildings not only provide savings for the people who live in them, but they are also better adapted to the current needs of society, which include the importance of caring forthe environment.

This context, together with the new demands of the market, in particular a commitment to sustainability and energy saving, highlight the advantages of ceramics as a construction material.