High energy losses today
There are many small gaps or leaks in the building envelope, for example between windows and masonry, this means that in a heated or cooled room air is constantly escaping.
Major heating requirements
To maintain the room temperature at 20 °C in winter because of many leaks, powerful and permanent heating is therefore required.
Major cooling requirements
Over the next 30 years, 10 air conditioning units will be purchased every second globally. To stabilise the room temperature at 20 °C in summer because of leaks, powerful and permanent cooling is therefore required.
Leaking buildings intensify climate change
Low energy efficiency of buildings causes high CO2 emissions, which intensify the greenhouse effect and accelerate global warming, and thus the threat of climate change.
SIGA develops and produces high-performance products free of residential toxins that are resistant to ageing and provide an airtight seal for buildings of all types.
4 major advantages of airtight buildings
1. Greater living comfort
No drafts. Cold and heat stay outside, as do traffic noise and air pollution.
2. Save money, protect the climate
Energy consumption for heating and cooling drops significantly, and as a consequence also climate-damaging CO2 emissions.
3. Preserve value
Airtight buildings are permanently protected from wind, rain, drifting snow, insects and building damage caused by condensation and mould.
4. Active house feasible
The low energy consumption of an airtight building facilitates self-sufficiency with renewable energy. That’s how easy it is to turn a building into an active house.