İzocam in the Press
Increases for the natural gas and LPG prices are on the agenda. Imbalances in energy supply and demand are reflected in the prices of energy resources and thus in the budget of the end consumer. İzocam draws attention to the importance of insulation for savings on October 31, World Savings Day. The way to be minimally affected by natural gas price increases is through correct insulation applications in buildings.
Since 1924, the World Savings Day has been celebrated every year on October 31st in order to draw attention to the importance of saving, to increase the level of welfare, to encourage saving rather than consumption, and to strengthen the sustainability of resources. Izocam draws attention to the importance of insulation in buildings on the World Savings Day, where various events are organized regarding the efficient use of energy resources.
Despite the need for energy increasing every year, natural energy resources deplete rapidly. According to the TMMOB 2020 Coal and Energy Report, it is predicted that oil reserves in the world have a life span of 40 years, natural gas reserves 60 years and coal reserves approximately 240 years. This imbalance in energy supply and demand is reflected in the prices of energy resources and thus in the budget of the end user. Most recently, it was announced in the natural gas sales tariff published on the BOTAŞ website that the tariff for industry and electricity generation was increased by 15
percent. LPG price was increased by 71 kurus. The expectation of a rise in housing tariffs in the near term is also prevalent.
Turkey's energy imports constitute the most important part of our foreign trade deficit. In our country, which supplies more than half of its energy needs from abroad, it is in our hands to reduce the current deficit to lower levels and to reduce our dependence on foreign energy. The way to be energy efficient and to be minimally affected by the price increases is to have the right insulation applications that will ensure energy efficiency in our buildings.
Contributing to the realization of energy savings equivalent to 200 million tons of oil since the day it was founded, Izocam emphasizes that an effective energy saving is possible with insulation. Izocam, which prevents the emission of 650 million tons of CO₂ into the atmosphere with all the insulation products it produces, underlines that significant amounts can be contributed to the household and country budgets with insulation.
The regulations for energy saving in insulation must be observed!
In our country, 35% of the energy is consumed in houses. With an optimistic estimate, only 20 percent of over 10 million buildings in Turkey are insulated in accordance with TS 825 Thermal Insulation Rules in Buildings… Although there is a significant increase in the insulation awareness of our society when compared to previous years, we have a long way to go in insulation applications. The Energy Performance in Buildings (BEP) Regulation, which came into force as of January 1, 2011 and contains highly beneficial substances for energy saving, also calls for savings. According to the BEP directives published in the European Parliament, as of 31 December 2020, all new buildings started to be designed as buildings with near zero energy. The BEP regulation requires insulation in newly constructed buildings and helps to understand the importance of insulation. Following the regulations in our country to limit only heating energy until now, energy efficiency is aimed with integrated solutions where the use of cooling and lighting energies and hot water are considered together for the first time with the BEP.
Up to 90% energy saving is achieved in Multicomfort Buildings
Adopting energy saving and efficiency as the most important agenda item, Izocam also draws attention to the relationship between insulation-energy efficiency-multi-comfort houses. Derived from the concept of a house with near zero energy, targeting bioclimatic design and considering sustainable, ecological, economic and social factors, "Multi Comfort Buildings" offer maximum thermal comfort along with high energy savings. Multi Comfort Buildings, which provide perfect acoustic and visual comfort, quality indoor air, fire protection and safety, and can accommodate extremely flexible design solutions both indoors and outdoors, contribute to both the house and the country economy by aiming to save up to 90% of energy compared to an uninsulated building. These buildings, which consume minimal energy, also stand out with their environmentally friendly features. With the “thicker” insulation, it is ensured that the savings are increased proportionally without increasing the cost in the system. The thick insulation applied prevents heat losses and gains, reducing fuel consumption and emissions.