Published By : 15 Apr 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Energy efficiency has become one of the most wanted factors in all homes and buildings today. Climate change is making everything warmer and there is simply not enough conventionally generated electricity to go around for everyone’s air conditioners and heaters. As a solution, insulation materials and ideas are being implemented to reduce the use of electricity in having temperature control over an indoor environment. The solutions can be as simple as using a reflective white paint on the roofs to using state of the art materials in the construction of the building, including reflective glass and solar panels. Would these strategies be enough to accommodate energy savings large enough to make a difference?
More Buildings Come with Insulation Solutions
The industry of construction has been rather busy over the past decade, especially in developing economies of Asia Pacific, South America, and Africa. Their rapidly expanding scope of industries and infrastructure has made it clear that the current supply of energy and even fuel will not suffice their development rates over the foreseeable future. As a result, steps are being taken to make sure the consumption of energy is at the most minimum level possible, and one way to do that on a consumer level is to employ adequate insulation solutions for homes and buildings. Effective insulation strategies not only keep the heat locked inside the rooms in colder regions, but can also help keep the heat and sun out in regions that are generally hotter. The development of most countries across the tropical climate regions has given rise to a high number of consumers opting for air conditioning and other power-guzzling cooling methods. While the use of energy efficient cooling and heating solutions is one aspect of the overall energy saving scheme, another can be simply reducing the need for temperature control through the use of automatic temperature regulatory devices, or insulation.
There are several limitations to this endeavor. The biggest one is the use of materials that may or may not be harmful to the environment or to us. For example, Styrofoam takes a very long time to decompose, and even when it does, it breaks down into styrene, which is a listed carcinogen. Other issues also prevail, but it is only a matter of time till the appropriate solutions are generated.