Health & Safety

Autoclaved aerated concrete is one of the safest building materials, both in terms of health and ecological impact, available to consumers.
AAC is manufactured from freely available natural raw materials (lime, sand or other minerals, cement and water) and therefore does not contain any toxic substances such as chemicals or volatile compounds that could harm residents. The manufacturing process emits no pollutants and creates no by-products or toxic waste products.
These beneficial characteristics have been acknowledged by environmental labels such as natureplus or BREAM.
Its non-organic composition reduces the risk of developing allergies and prevents mold, rodents or other pests from affecting the building.
In addition, buildings constructed from AAC offer excellent thermal and noise insulation as well as high resistance to rain penetration, that all contribute to a healthy living environment.
In the event of a fire, AAC does not give off any smoke or toxic gases, which can endanger human life even more than fire itself. The material is not combustible and heat resistant, therefore offering added protection to building users.

6ICAAC 2018 in Potsdam

From the 4th to the 6th of September 2018 in Potsdam, Germany will be held the 6th International Conference on Autoclaved Aerated Concrete

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New category Recommendations

Prepared by our Technical Committee you will find under this new category recommendations for design of reinforced AAC.

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Earthquake statement

Lightweight-Construction materials improve earthquake Resistance in Buildings: In 2016, a series of devastating earthquakes in Italy led to the harrowing loss of life. This tragedy was partially the result of the buildings and infrastructure being severely damaged in the process.

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Renewed EU Indstrial Strategy - EAACA signs Joint Paper

EAACA signs Joint Paper “For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further”: In September 2017, the European Commission outlined its ambition for a renewed EU Industrial Strategy in its Communication on “Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry”.

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EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 will take place from 4 to 8 June 2018 in Brussels.

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Sustainable Energy Week 2017

... took place between 19 and 25 June 2017. See more at www.eusew.eu

Organised by local public and private organisations, Energy Days are activities and events that raise awareness of energy efficiency and renewables.

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