The Clay Life Cycle - Building in Use
Clay building products are the best choice for building and its inhabitants.
Whether from ecological, economic or social aspects, clay building products constitute a sustainable option and have favourable lifecycle assessments with comparatively low environmental impact. They are often manufactured in modern, decentralised factories that require low primary energy input and feature equipment to reduce emissions. Due to their good thermal performance, clay building products can enhance the environmental impact of buildings.
Clay building products have a very long lifetime, require little or no maintenance and help minimise heating and cooling costs; they therefore provide optimal economic performance. As a result of these benefits, buildings made from clay building products have a very positive CO2 balance over their lifetime. Last but not least, they are flexible in use and provide excellent living conditions and indoor climate thanks to their porous structure, their mass and high resistance to fire and moisture.
Building in Use
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