Polyurethanes and energy efficiency

2021-05-25 10:08:01 admin

Polyurethanes and energy efficiency

Probably the greatest environmental challenge we face today is climate change. Unsurprisingly, this has led to a significant increase in the consumption of natural resources, particularly in terms of non-renewable energy sources. As a result of our thirst for fossil fuels for transportation and for heating and cooling of buildings, increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are causing climate change, with a knock-on effect of disasters affecting the environment, economy and human well-being.

For a while, these issues were not so pressing, yet today they are at the forefront of every citizen and politician’s mind, along with another burning question:  how to realise the drastic cuts in CO2 emissions that are necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change? The solution is simple: reduce energy consumption by improving energy efficiency.

Reducing energy consumption is the most immediate and cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to ensure security of energy supply. Finding ways to streamline energy use also has great potential to enhance industrial competitiveness, to create millions of jobs, reduce energy poverty and increase comfort levels.

Polyurethanes can contribute to greater energy efficiency by reducing the demand for fossil fuels in buildings, transportation and appliances,wheel industry.