Economic aspects

The idea of sustainable development is carried at many levels – actually in all industry branches, with particularly hard job to be done in construction branch. Construction needs use approximately 40% of general energy consumption, including energy necessary for an object building and its further operation. Approximately 80% of this energy is consumed by rooms heating only.

In Poland financial investments and expenditures on maintenance and operation of buildings are higher than in other European countries of similar climate. The crucial reason of this situation is excessive loss of heat through particular building partitions. That is why ATLAS emphasizes promotion and distribution of technological solutions enabling energy saving in buildings. In the company portfolio one can find comprehensive external thermal insulation systems for insulation of buildings with the use of EPS and XPS boards, mineral wool panels and ceilings insulation. ATLAS is also the biggest manufacturer of thermal insulation systems in Poland offering since early 1990s a few complementary external thermal insulation systems. With the use of ATLAS insulation systems, only in Poland, over 4 million square metres of external walls have been insulated (data until 2012).

The next aspect of ATLAS commitment to fulfillment of sustainable development rules is high quality and durability of the construction materials manufactured by. The cost of a building maintenance and operation depends mainly on the need of refurbishment and repairs. Using ATLAS products, characterised by long – time durability, enables cuts on this cost, simultaneously contributing to minimalisation of construction wastes volumes.

Materials manufactured by ATLAS can be included in the multi – criteria building evaluation, carried with commercial evaluation systems, such as i.e. BREEAM, LEED or DGNB. Evaluation and assessment of buildings is carried in order to optimise technical, operation and economic solutions chosen for a whole object, including its particular elements as well as equipment and even location. These actions aim to limit energy intensity and reach relatively low operation cost.