Energy-saving architecture provides climate protection in two ways:
- protecting humans from the local climate, i.e., from damp, heat and cold.
- protecting the global climate by reducing CO2 emissions.
Effective protection from the local climate primarily involves thermal insulation, i.e., preventing equalization of the internal and external temperatures. Effective protection of the global climate primarily involves reducing the cooling requirement by means of effective thermal insulation,i.e., reducing the combustion of fossil energy carriers and thus decreasing CO2 emissions.