betoShell® ecological assessment - concrete and sustainability

As investments in the living spaces of the future, our innovative façade solutions contribute to building culture. This is why we are always exploring the question of sustainable construction, which we translate into new developments in close cooperation with such renowned German universities as RWTH Aachen University and TU Dresden.

HERING started to focus on the subject of ‘sustainability’ as its guiding principle in the development of products and the building stock they were used for as early as the early 1990s. With the development of betoShell® textile-reinforced concrete, these demands were fulfilled in every respect.

betoShell® - protect and conserve the environment

The low slab thickness of the textile-reinforced concrete elements allows saving valuable resources - up to 80% compared to steel-reinforced facades - already during the production process. The ecological assessment published at the end of 2010 clearly showed that betoShell® has excellent values in the field of CO2 emission and primary energy consumption and scores clearly better than many comparable facade systems.

betoshell® ecological assessment download (pdf, about 180 kb) )

The investigations were based on the requirements of DIN EN ISO 14040 and 14044. A frame of reference regarding production, use over 50 years and disposal of the facade systems was chosen. After the completion of the investigations, the results were critically reviewed. You can request a printed version of the ecological assessment using our contact form.