The energy transition in hard-to-abate industrial sectors can only be achieved through a diversified portfolio of solutions, some of which are not currently available. Energy efficiency, the circular economy, green fuels, CO2 capture and electrification could cut expected direct emissions by up to 40% within 10 years
The sustainability of the Italian ceramic industry is based on four pivotal points: process sustainability, product sustainability, sustainability certifications, and social responsibility. Watch the video
Ceramics of Italy for Sustainability is the name of a project which aims to determine the Italian ceramic industry’s new sustainability profile in terms of both environmental (product and process) and social aspects (quality of work and community).
Architecture and the construction sector have an extraordinary opportunity: to steer urban development in new directions that are less energy-intensive and harmful, more aesthetically pleasing and inclusive
The European Federation of Ceramic Sanitaryware Producers (FECS), of which Confindustria Ceramica is a member, has launched the Unified Water Label to help consumers choose products that make efficient use of water
Design methods capable of promoting a harmonious relationship between culture, nature and technology were the starting point for the conversation hosted by Interni as part of the Press Cafés during Cersaie
The recent industry-average EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) for Italian ceramic tiles presented in a meeting entitled “Health, Safety, Environment, Design: Specifying Tile in Today's Sustainability Landscape” held during Coverings, the pre-eminent North American tile and stone exhibition.
Within a climate of renewed attention to beauty and design in building construction, and under the spur of new fiscal incentives, one of the most interesting challenges contemporary architects are facing today is the issue of well-designed sustainable and energy saving building envelopes, be it simple coating solutions or more performing ones such as ventilated façades.
Glazed with products that inhibit the formation of mould and bacteria, new WCs all fall into 6 litre Water Ecolabel class. Used in place of standard WCs in a 50-apartment building, they allow for savings of 547,000 litres of water.
All WCs fall into the 6 litre Water Ecolabel class and are the result of a production process that reuses heat from kilns for drying, recycles all defective pieces and old plaster moulds and recovers all ceramic sludge.
The choice of materials is one of the most critical factors in the sustainability and performance of a project. The functions performed by materials go well beyond aspects of construction and aesthetics and include the energy comfort of buildings.
Confindustria Ceramica has been promoting the EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) amongst its member companies in order to communicate the green performance characteristics of ceramic surfaces that serve to earn credits in building sector rating schemes.