The difficult balance of the domestic economy is always a point to review, especially if we want to reduce the monthly maintenance cost of the home. We can change the house bulbs for some LEDs, put some aerators on the taps to save water … this time I am going to talk to you in a way with which we can save up to 40% on the heating bill and respect the environment. Sounds good, right?

In today’s article I am going to tell you how to save up to 40% on heating, respecting the environment, without using petroleum derivatives, isolating ecologically and efficiently. To do this, I propose to place an insulation with cork oak cork panels, with lime mortar added with cork and VIPEQ® projected cork lining.

Save up to 40% on heating using the external insulation system, VIPEQ®THERM.


This exterior insulation system (EIFS) has the ecological point of being a natural product, compared to the usual EIFS of extruded polystyrene, which are derived from petroleum. It is presented as the ideal system in cases where there is no air chamber in the building, since in addition to its insulating capacity, it has a high breathability and exhibits a magnificent behavior when ambient temperatures rise through clouds, such as in this “veroño” that we are going through …

What is the process?

  • Cork sheets are placed, properly adhered and anchored with mushrooms.
  • The mortar is applied, which following the ecological line, could not be anything other than one of lime also added with cork.
  • The VIPEQ® projected cork lining is projected in the chosen color and texture.

This system is highly recommended when we talk about the restoration of heritage because it responds to the need for rehabilitation and energy improvement required by the European Council to achieve the 2020 objective of saving 20% ​​of primary energy, with respect for the environment and The sustainability. More information, in the Plan of Action of Saving and Energetic Efficiency 2011-2020 of the IDAE.

  • The finish is worked. We can apply a VIPEQ® projected cork end coat, with which we achieve a difference of approx. 18%. of temperature between the exterior and the interior, applying it in a thickness of 3 mm., and of 46% approx. with a thickness of 6 mm.


And this as we know it? Because they have done a thermal flow test with Cidemco de Tecnalia and obtained an ENAC certificate with these results. They also have the CE marking, a fire classification B-S2, d0, and meet the transmittance and condensation conditions of the CTE.

In short, a strong candidate and a good option to help us make an efficient and ecological energy rehabilitation.

Source: Amaya Alonso Asla