Environmentally-conscious construction means energy-efficient planning, but also the conscious selection of durable, harmless and correctly disposable materials –such as mineral paints.
Construction materials and ecology
The choice of the materials is one of the most important aspects when it comes to ecologically optimising construction. Besides the use of energy which a building requires, construction material characteristics determine the ecological balance of a building.
Even when they only make up a very limited amount of the materials required, the effects of paints for façades and interiors cannot be underestimated. Besides direct effects caused by the content of harmful substances or emissions when processing the paints, factors such as use of resources and durability have a tangible effect on the ecological balance.
Mineral paints fully exploit their positive characteristics: They consist of natural raw materials. Depending on the system they do not contain any problematic ingredients such as solvents, plasticisers, biocides or preservatives which could be emitted into the ambient environment – this means safety for both people and the environment.
Mineral-based means a conservative use of resources
The enormous durability of the mineral paints not only saves money, but also resources, as renovation work needs to be carried out far more seldom. And when renovation becomes necessary, the old façade can be quite simply cleaned with water. Thanks to the fact that mineral paints do not form thick layers on the substrate, no expensive stripping of the façade is necessary.
Mineral means sustainable
Mineral paints protect the valuable basis of a building against harmful environmental influences. And so make an immediate contribution to sustainability.