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Recycled insulation for the energy efficiency and circular economy of buildings

August 2020


Recycled insulation for the energy efficiency and circular economy of buildings

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date August 5, 2020
From France
Maturity stage TRL 7 - Prototype testing in the real world

Buildings are the main contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Europe, generating about 36% of the EU’s total CO2 emissions throughout their entire life cycle. They account for 40% of the total energy consumption in Europe and around 461 million tons of construction and demolition waste, excluding excavation materials, are yearly generated. SICLA solution targets two of the main issues in the building sector, which are energy efficiency and recycling of construction material. SICLA meets the challenge of energy efficiency by guaranteeing at least 40% reduction in energy consumption and 34% reduction in overall construction weight. Compared with available alternatives, only 33% of the insulation thickness is required with SICLA solutions for the same thermal performance. By using more than 75 wt.% of recycled siliceous material from the demolition industry, SICLA is a smart solution to build efficiently insulated houses and at a lower environmental cost.

The Environmental Benefits

  • 40% reduction in energy consumption in building applications
  • 34% reduction in weight compared to conventional material
  • 15% reduction of Kg. CO2 eq. contribution compared with organic insulation materials

The Financial Benefits

  • More than 60% reduction on final aerogel price
  • Up to 15% installation cost reduction in retrofitting application

Target client profile

Activity Region

  • Headquarters
  • Activity

Company Profile

Keey Aerogel

KEEY Aerogel developed a break-through manufacturing of affordable high-performance aerogels from silica-rich wastes.

Headquarters 68440 Landser, France
Type Startup or self-employed
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Cleantech Open France

The Cleantech Open France is looking for the best clean technology ideas from around the country. This is the largest cleantech accelerator program in France and it belongs to the largest international network of cleantech startups, the Cleantech Open founded in California, which has a presence in more than 20 countries worldwide.

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