Rapidly rising construction costs with little improvement in sustainability raises the question of whether solid structures made of cement, lime and clay are still viable at this time. Especially in Germany, there is a shortage of flats. Research shows that more than 200,000 affordable apartments are needed each year. At the same time, the sustainability aspects of new buildings in terms of building materials and overall energy efficiency must be significantly improved in order to achieve the climate targets set by the European Union by 2035. For example, the EU Building Directive requires all new buildings in the EU to be built on nearly the same level as zero-energy houses from 2021. A construction method that is already gaining ground in other countries offers opportunities to meet these challenges: light steel construction.
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