How can PU combat climate change?

In Europe, nearly half of our energy is used in our buildings. Around 60% of that energy is used for heating, just to maintain a comfortable inside temperature. Of this, 80% is used to heat small buildings (less than 1000m²). Energy creation means carbon dioxide production, which leads to global warming.
 
PU insulation is one of the most effective ways to maintain a comfortable living and working environment. It also features as a lightweight insulator in our refrigerators, water heaters and cold stores, and as insulation for industrial pipes and tanks. By saving energy and reducing fossil fuel consumption, it helps to protect the climate. 
 
Read more in our Spotlights on Insulation and Passive Houses.
 

Fuel efficiency

But the contribution of polyurethane to climate protection doesn’t stop there. The thermal and noise insulation it provides are combined with a low footprint and light weight. This makes it indispensible in the automotive industry.
 
Used in vehicle parts, it lowers the overall weight of the vehicle, making it more energy efficient and cutting down on the energy used for transport. At the end of the vehicle’s life, the PU components can be recycled or energy can be recovered from the waste.
 
Read more about PU in the automotive industry in our Transport pages.

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