Putting sustainability and safety at the heart of innovation at BAU 2019

24 January 2019

Paving the way towards more sustainable, and safety-focused solutions and practices in the construction industry through innovation.

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Since 1964, hundreds of thousands have gathered at BAU to experience the latest and greatest in the construction industry. BAU is the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, material and systems. Gathering participants from different branches of the industry, it is the place to be to discover the latest ideas, innovation, cutting-edge materials and technology in the construction industry. This year BAU cemented its status as the biggest trade fair of its kind with 2,250 exhibitors and 250,000 visitors from more than 150 countries. The event is held every two years in Munich, Germany.


Building solutions for a safer and better world

It is no secret that buildings have a crucial role to play in mitigating climate change. According to the International Energy Agency, constructing and operating buildings consumes 36 percent of the world’s energy and produces about 28 percent of energy-related carbon emissions. What’s more, the building sector produces one-third of global waste.

The more we learn more about the impact buildings have on the environment, the more demand for more sustainable materials and practices in the construction industry grows. The more we learn about the impacts of climate change, the more the focus on the safety and resilience of buildings grows.

At this year’s BAU, ROCKWOOL pushed the industry towards a more sustainable direction through a wide range of new and improved products.


Introducing our new ETICS system: where sustainability and safety meet

Sustainability and safety are more than an after-thought; they’re main components in planning and design.

Volker Christmann, Senior Vice President of ROCKWOOL Central Europe comments, “The wish to work sustainably and with building materials of the highest fire protection classification is growing worldwide, especially in countries with flourishing building activities – as is currently the case in Germany. At the same time, thermal protection, sound insulation, ecological balance, longevity as well as the recycling of building materials are important factors in those countries.

At this yea’s BAU, ROCKWOOL company HECK Wall systems launched the first ever ETICS system to have an A1 classification in the German market – proving that safety and quality need not be compromised in creating sustainable solutions. This ETICS system integrates our stone wool, thus leveraging the 7 Strengths of Stone. 


A stand that stands for something

This year, the 6.500 visitors to our stand at BAU were introduced to the versatile and sustainable solutions that ROCKWOOL has to offer for each segment in the construction industry. From flat and pitched roof solutions, to facade insulation and cladding to steel construction, interior design and building services, visitors got the chance to experience the many different applications of the 7 Strengths of Stone.

About the ROCKWOOL Group

At the ROCKWOOL Group, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who experiences our product solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackle many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption and noise pollution to fire resilience, water scarcity and flooding. Our product range reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, while supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint.

Stone wool is a versatile material and forms the basis of all our businesses. With more than 11,600 passionate colleagues in 39 countries, we are the world leader in stone wool solutions, from building insulation to acoustic ceilings, external cladding systems to horticultural solutions, engineered fibres for industrial use to insulation for the process industry and marine & offshore.