Thermal Inertia

Thermal inertia of various building materials is well known, the business value is not.

Our hybrid system entails a combination of “smart floors and ceilings” linked with significantly smaller off-the-shelf HVAC equipment to produce a sustainable building solution. Pre-cast concrete slabs (known as “hollow core”) form an integral part of the design given their intrinsic ability to store and distribute heating and cooling in any climate. These radiant hollow core panels are naturally able to retain heat and cool energy (a process known as “thermal storage”) to be released upon demand. In short, thermal storage takes place within the concrete panels which essentially comprise the “smart flooring” and “smart ceilings” of a building. As a result, the building will forevermore be able to leverage and activate its own dormant thermal properties courtesy of its built-in, smart design. Even more attractive, the system employs a significantly reduced quantity of building materials and therefore costs the same or less to construct than conventional buildings. Finally, the added long term benefit of reducing the building’s overall carbon footprint is an undeniably valuable feature.

From a technical perspective, the process of thermal storage that occurs via “smart floors” and “smart ceilings” works intuitively with fan-assisted ventilation that pushes the fresh air through a series of main ducts that are fed into smaller branch ducts, strategically placed within the larger hollow core slab structure. As air passes through the ducts, the concrete warms or cools the fresh air before supplying it to the occupied space.

With our innovative and proactive integrated design, bulky, expensive HVAC equipment is an infrastructure of the past. Building owners can look forward to a lifetime of comfort and savings on energy bills.

To get started, please contact TermoBuild Green Team at:  greenteam@termobuild.com