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How to reduce energy costs by up 40% in a commercial property

Commercial Internal Insulation
Internal Insulation For Large Buildings

Be they Government buildings, Office blocks, Hospitals, Hotels, Supermarkets, Retail Outlets, Warehouses or Factories, these types of large buildings present particular challenges when considering energy savings using conventional thermal insulation methods.

Often the primary mode of heat transfer in buildings is radiation. This is the transfer of heat (infra-red radiant energy) from a hot surface to a cold surface through air or vacuum.

Radiant heat is invisible and has no temperature, just energy. When the energy is absorbed by another surface the temperature of that surface warms up, where there is low radiation levels the surface cools down.

In a building, this can be seen when high levels of radiation from the sun strikes the outer surfaces of the building walls and roof, which causes these surfaces to heat up. The heat then flows from the outer to the inner wall through conduction and is then radiated again through the air spaces in the building.

During periods of low radiation levels, the same surfaces cool down transmitting cold through walls, rather than heat through the same process.

To compensate for temperature fall or rise within the building internal heating or air conditioning is employed.

To prevent internal heating or cooling being lost, thermal insulating materials are used to reduce thermal transmission, through convection, conduction and radiation.

These materials are passive, that is to say that they do not generate heat but instead their purpose is to prevent unwanted heat loss or gain and decrease the energy required to maintain temperature levels within the building via heating or cooling systems.

Thermal insulation in buildings is a critical way to maintain the thermal comfort of the occupants of the building.

The majority of thermal insulators work by reducing heat transfer by trapping air or other gases. Thus these insulators reduce convection as the primary method of reducing heat transfer.

They are not effective in reducing radiant heat transfer, In fact, these more traditional insulators, like most building materials, have very high radiant transfer rates.

This is where AERO-THERM® differs from conventional insulation materials. Rather than trap heat or cold AERO-THERM® actually reflects radiated energy back on itself keeping the internal areas of a building either warm or cold and minimising energy loss.

Thermal imaging tests and practical applications have shown that with a 1mm thick application of AERO-THERM® to the interior surface of a buildings exterior walls, floors and ceilings, temperatures inside a building can be maintained using up to 40% less energy in comparison with other conventional thermal insulation methods.

Interior Insulation For Structural Steel Buildings and Industrial Units

AERO-THERM® can generate major cost savings when used to reduce the levels of energy used to heat or cool, structural steel buildings and industrial units.

These types of commercial buildings are typically of a large internal volume and are difficult to maintain at the required temperature level, suffering from high levels of heat loss and often worker discomfort during the colder winter months, whilst occasionally becoming a heat box during the summer.

As AERO-THERM® reflects thermal energy back on itself it becomes an extremely efficient product for use in these types of buildings, increasing levels of personnel comfort and increasing productivity.

AERO-THERM® can be applied to any material surface, be it profiled steel, brick or concrete block work either during manufacture or after construction, AERO-THERM® also benefits from low associated construction costs, being directly applied to internal surfaces using either plastering or spray application methods. In application, AERO-THERM® requires only minimal surface preparation. It is adaptable to any shaped surface including profiled steel and as AERO-THERM® is not weather dependant it can be applied at any time of the year.

AERO-THERM® is Non-Toxic, odorless, fast drying providing minimal disruption to human activity within a building.

AERO-THERM® can also be used to treat spot problems such as thermal bridges, meaning that problem areas that may be prone to the development of condensation or mould-growth can be treated. In addition, AERO-THERM® can also be used as a complement to other thermal insulation materials.

The application of AERO-THERM® does not change the interior or exterior look of buildings whereas it significantly reduces energy costs and enhances quality of their use.