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What if building insulation materials were heavily carbon negative, economically viable, in abundant supply and recyclable?

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According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) 2014 report, buildings consume more than one third of the energy and half of the electricity consumed globally, while generating one-third of global carbon emissions.

 

Furthermore, considering the expected increase of the world population by 2.5bn people by 2050, buildings’ energy consumption will pressurize even more the global energy system.

 

Thus, the sustainability transition will not succeed without ambitious energy efficiency goals for the residential and commercial building industry, which represents 53% of estimated potential energy savings globally by 2020, followed by transportation (24%) and the manufacturing industry (23%)[1]. 

Significant progresses have been witnessed as global investments in energy efficiency across all (...)

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