Energy sufficiency is a serious challenge to Georgia and the rest of the world. It reduces energy consumption and therefore, the pollution of the environment. Energy-sufficient construction has a number of benefits to the residents. First and foremost, energy sufficiency means saving money on electricity usage.
The popularity of energy-efficient buildings is growing at a high rate in Georgia. It is worth mentioning that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERBD) named Archi Tower the most energy-efficient residential complex in 2019. Archi Tower is built with energy-efficient blocks supplied by the German brand Ytong. The company provides quality, innovative, and high-tech construction blocks. Ytong has a long and successful history, manufacturing construction materials for 80 years now. Archi representative Dima Adamia reveals more details about Ytong and energy-efficient construction.
"The best energy-efficient material used by Archi is the construction block provided by the German company Ytong. Compared to standard blocks, Ytong blocks have six times less thermal conductivity. Moreover, they lower energy consumption for cooling and heating by 40%, which in turn, reduces annual utility costs. As a result, the construction material can create a comfortable room climate all year round,"- points out Dima.
Ytong blocks are breathable materials to allow the diffusion of vapor and moderate moisture levels within a building. They are durable and easy to transport. Besides, the material boasts thermal and sound insulation and high resistance to fire and earthquakes. It can withstand fire for up to 4 hours. The technical characteristics are a guarantee of a safe and cozy life.
Archi in partnership with the German company XELLA has built the first Ytong block factory in Georgia.
“The construction of the Ytong factory has already been completed. Currently, the factory is in the testing phase. It will soon release the first Georgian high-tech and ecologically clean construction material for the domestic and foreign markets," - says Dima.