By 2034, one million homes are expected to be built, which normal wage earners can also afford. An approach from Covestro and partners is moving in this direction: constructing buildings using especially light panels that can be manufactured in large quantities at low cost. Their good insulation helps to reduce energy consumption. The basis for this is highly-efficient, hard foam, whose components are produced and continuously developed by Covestro.
At the Solar Decathlon, an international competition for sustainable construction and living, which was held in China in 2018, students from Mumbai showed what a house that is environmentally-friendly, comfortable and affordable can look like. In just twelve days, they erected a 150 m2 solar building, which produces more energy than it consumes. “We have to think completely freely and at the same time consider the challenges of city life in our region,” reports team leader Vijay Sharma. “The experience and support of our partners, such as Covestro, helped us a great deal.”
Stefan Paul Mechnig