With the aim of halving the energy consumption of buildings, the new 2012 Thermal Legislation (RT 2012) puts energy management at the heart of environmental concerns. Concerned with the well being of both humans and the planet, SKYDÔME following on from the Grenelle de l’Environnement in its quest for healthier and sustainable construction through constructive and effective technical solutions.
FOCUS ON 2012 THERMAL LEGISLATION
In order to meet the objectives set by the Grenelle de l'Environnement 2012, which was namely to divide greenhouse gas emissions by 4 by 2050, the RT 2012 was created in October 2012, the successor to RT 2005. Its principle is to focus on better design of buildings to halve overall energy consumption and heating needs. More specifically, the goal is to take the average primary energy consumption of new buildings from 150kWhep/m²/year to 50kWhep/m²/year. The goal is to achieve energy self-sufficiency for buildings by 2020 (positive energy), or even more energy production than consumption.
This new thermal legislation, which applies to the tertiary sector and public buildings came into force on 1 July 2011 (1 January 2013 for residential buildings), is intended to be simpler and more accessible than the previous ones. Unlike the RT 2005, it no longer imposes any specific technical rules but is based on results, giving contractors more freedom in the energy design of the building.
These results are measured in 3 areas:
- Minimal energy efficiency of the building
- Maximum energy consumption of the building
- Comfort during summer in non air-conditioned buildings.
RT 2012 THE SKYDOME SOLUTIONS
SKYDÔME invites you to discover its new technical solutions for use in your low-energy buildings: the RT12 and RT12+ ranges, two new skylight ranges with excellent airtightness and improved thermal insulation.
Excellent airtightness and improved thermal insulation
As their name suggests, the skylights in the RT12 range have been designed to meet the requirements of the new 2012 Thermal Legislations.
Skylights that are even more insulating, more airtight, and brighter thanks to the integration of the Lumira aerogelTM by SKYDÔME
In addition to the benefits of the RT12 range, the skylights in the RT12+ range benefit from the integration of the Lumira aerogel™, the world's best translucent insulation.