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From arctic winters to scorching summers, specifiers are increasingly being tasked with helping building owners protect their properties, reduce energy usage and counteract climate change.

The urban heat island effect, when a heatwave transforms a city into an uncomfortable, sweltering furnace is a major worry for the government and employers, especially as summer temperatures look to increase over the coming decades.

During summer heatwaves, it is difficult for heat to dissipate in built up areas, meaning an increase in temperatures day on day. This leaves the elderly and sick particularly at risk and during a heatwave in Europe in 2003, it is estimated that more than 70,000 people were killed.

During UN climate talks in Bonn in June 2015, the spotlight was turned on the urban heat island problem and the ways scientists and researchers are fighting it, from planting more trees to designing breeze-channelling buildings.

Here at Epicuro, we believe our innovative Epicuro formula could also play a key role in tackling the global problem.

“It is indisputable that climate change is happening now and that if we are to reverse or at least halt it, we must act now,” said Epicuro founder, Professor Denis Chamberlain.






“Our research has found that Oleonic preserves the thermal insulation U value of external permeable surfaces, meaning that buildings are kept cooler in summer and warmer in winter. This has a wide range of benefits, from making buildings more energy efficient and cost effective to maintain to enabling building specifiers make a valuable contribution to the reversal of climate change.”

Oleonic is suitable for use on all porous surfaces, penetrating the surface to form an invisible yet breathable barrier.

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25 July 2015