Timber is energy-efficient in more ways than one. There’s an analysis that can be done called “embodied energy”, which measures the amount of energy needed to produce different products and materials. When compared to aluminium, timber is a far better option (see table), because the energy required for production is many times less and it releases a significantly lesser volume of greenhouse gases.
||Energy used in production (Mj/m3)
||Carbon relased during production (kg/m3)
||Carbon stored (kg/m3)
||1 100 000
Timber is also an extremely good insulator compared to other building materials like aluminium. Because it’s more efficient at keeping the cold out in winter and the heat out in summer, your heating and cooling bills will be lower-and that’s good for your pocket as well as the environment.
Combine your wooden doors and timber windows with a range of glazing options and you’ll gain other benefits too. Your energy bills will be further reduced and you’ll find some can be very effective noise barriers. At Tiana Joinery, we’ve developed a highly efficient double-glazing system that provides all these advantages-and it looks great as well!
Our timber windows and doors are made from a renewable resource that is beautiful, long-lasting and energy efficient-all good reasons to order your custom-made products from Tiana Joinery.
Tiana Joinery is proud to support Sustainable House Day. The aim of Sustainable House Day is to showcase sustainable design and to encourage the adoption of sustainable design features in existing and new homes. The focus is to show how simple, easy and cost effective sustainable living can be.