March 10, 2022 | Updated: 24 March 2022
Looking after the environment and improving people's quality of life are two key objectives in current architecture. In this context, new construction materials can respond to numerous social challenges, and Porcelanosa has shored up its sustainable production processes to develop collections that promote safer, more energy efficient buildings.
Recycled, healthier materials
PAR-KER® is one such example from Porcelanosa. The range includes a number of series that replicate the knots and texture of natural wood, with the strong technical performance of ceramics. The Ecologic line is a highlight of this product group. These products are composed of 95% recycled materials, and contribute to sustainable building certifications (LEED, BREEAM and VERDE). Plus, they reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40%.
In terms of aesthetics, L'Antic Colonial mosaics are sure to elevate any space. The PORCELANOSA Group firm champions eco-friendly design, compliant with the 3Rs concept (reduce, reuse and recycle). The tiles feature recycled wood and glass pieces, with standout satin textures, reliefs and metallic sheens. Examples include their Arabia, Boulder, Glaze and Wood Square Aged collections.
Butech has also strengthened its commitment to sustainable construction and architectural innovation, with prefabricated solutions for façades (Modfaçades), bathrooms (Monobath), kitchens (Monokitchen) and transportable offices (Garden Pod).
These constructions reduce on-site lead and installation times, and because they're produced directly by the manufacturer, up to 20% less debris is created on-site, and all stages of production are exhaustively monitored.
Installing ventilated façades on buildings improves sound insulation and energy efficiency (saving up to 25% energy). They're recommended for STON-KER®, KRION® and XTONE® enclosures in particular. The latter is a sintered mineral compact, and another environmentally-responsible material from PORCELANOSA Group. It benefits from a recyclable composition, minimal absorption (less than 0.2%), and resistance to high temperatures and abrasion.