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Concrete - the ecological building block of the future

11 of May '23

From the series "Eco-friendly solutions and technologies—trends 2023"

The undisputed king of modern cities. We are, of course, talking about concrete. The basic building block of squares, parking lots, buildings and many other elements of public space, which can be seen practically at every turn. And although, especially during hot weather, it is infamous, it turns out that it is concrete that can contribute to positive environmental change and be a simple answer to even the most complicated architectural issues.

Sustainable construction

Excessive consumption of natural resources and global warming are just some of the challenges facing the world today. These problems leave their mark not only on everyday life, but also have a huge impact on the design process and the creation of new urban buildings.

Modern construction must, first and foremost, minimize the negative effects of environmental change and contribute to a more comfortable living environment. Ensure safety, reduce greenhouse gas emissions or prevent excessive waste. Sustainable construction, which is currently growing in popularity, brings such a solution.

Its most important feature is the creation of public spaces that simultaneously take into account environmental, social and economic aspects. They take care of the health and life of residents, contribute to less consumption of natural resources, as well as production costs. Sustainable construction is therefore a solution that has a real impact on improving the quality of life and can help overcome many of the obstacles associated with overexploitation of the environment.

Beton - ekologiczny budulec przyszłości

Concrete—the green building block of the future


Modern application of noble concrete

Innovative solutions that contribute to reducing the negative effects of climate change are at a premium these days. This is the approach of the Polish brand DASAG, which has been creating modern solutions from noble concrete for almost 45 years. Their products not only beautify European metropolises, but, above all, contribute to increased living comfort and positive changes in the construction industry.

DASAG-branded noble concrete, which has an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), is used in the design of small-scale urban architecture and the creation of oases of greenery or parks where residents enjoy spending time. It is also used in the design of delightful fountains, as well as other elements of public space such as benches, tables, flower pots and bird drinkers. In addition to being primarily functional and encouraging people to spend time outdoors—they are also highly aesthetic. They allow architects to create creative and form-stunning solutions that are good for residents and the environment.

Promenada Zdrowia w Świnoujściu

Health Promenade in Swinoujscie


Eco-friendly products by DASAG

Designing small urban architecture, these are just some of the solutions provided by the use of fine concrete in public spaces. In addition, it can also be combined with renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, and with its help create walls, palisades or benches where residents can not only relax, but also inductively charge their phones.

The DASAG brand also offers innovative and ecological Aria panels, which reduce air pollution, thus actively supporting the fight against smog, which is dangerous to health and life. This is not the only such product on offer from this manufacturer. In addition to this, the DASAG brand also creates modern noble concrete tiles such as Indigo Prato and Promenada Prato, which have a high SRI (solar reflective index), thanks to which they can absorb the heat emitted by the sun and significantly reduce the temperature in the place where they are located.

This type of tile also significantly reduces the cost of cooling an area that is exposed to the sun, such as on a roof or around a building. In addition, their surface reflects rather than absorbs light—thus significantly reducing the formation of heat islands in urban spaces. This makes it possible to create a functional and practical space for years to come that does not overheat, by using this type of board in external, sunny areas. This is just a remarkable example of combining ecology with an economical solution!

Biurowiec Za Bramką, Poznań Betonowe donice

Concrete is also used in the design of stunning fountains,
as well as other elements of public space such as benches, tables, pots


Concrete cities of the future

Innovation, ingenuity and the development of modern technologies and production methods mean that building materials that have been known for centuries, and which have so far been considered non-ecological—are gaining new practical applications. Concrete, which was considered by many experts to be one of the main causes of excessive heating in cities, is becoming a modern method of combating the negative effects of global warming that is good for the environment and, above all, economical.

After all, there is a reason why it is one of the main building materials that accompany our daily life. It is extremely durable, reliable, practical and versatile. With its help you can build any public buildings.

The DASAG brand, therefore, puts the problem of "concreting" cities in a new light. It glosses over concrete's bad reputation, and proves that it can be successfully used in public spaces and at the same time contribute to positive environmental changes, such as reducing smog or reducing temperatures in perpetually hot cities. This is definitely an optimistic view of the future of the construction of Polish and global cities.

For more information, visit the company's {tag:Producenci} page on the PdA portal.

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