Problem. Storing thermal energy in building structure is a problem in need of effective solution. Over the past 15+ years, TermoBuild has amassed a significant track record of successful projects in Canada and the United States. TermoBuild’s engineering design begins with its unique active thermal storage floor kit, which includes hollow core concrete slabs paired with a standard, but downsized, HVAC system. The slabs store heat and coolness, mostly using fresh outside air, which is then released on demand to maintain desired comfort. It is user adjustable and has an instant boost option in the event of change from low to high occupancy.

Applications

New construction and Building types. Institutional, Educational, Medical, Healthcare, Office, Elderly Care, Residential

Existing buildings upgraded with hollow core slab floors is practical. Conversion to Net Zero cost effective.We have successfully worked with both hollow core slabs as well as cast in place floors.

THE DESIGN PHASE

TermoBuild works with the Architecture and Engineering firms to integrate the TermoBuild Design Assist add-on into the design of the building using the architect’s preferred equipment specification. During this phase, TermoBuild will identify equipment (e.g. the HVAC system) that can be reduced to account for the increased thermal capacity of the building. This cost avoidance process will reduce CAPEX for the project; more than covering TermoBuild’s fees for the design assist. This CAPEX savings can be used to decrease the overall project cost for budget minded clients (budget remediation), or to upgrade other building components or ECMs.

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Identify areas of simplification and cost savings.
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Design assist of pairing “smart” floors with HVAC
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Permit, Tender and Construction Documentation
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Permitting clarifications as required
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Construction Documentation

THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE

TermoBuild’s engineers will work onsite to direct the implementation of minor modifications to the hollow core slabs and monitor their installation. The modification process is necessary to create an air loop inside the slab for thermally active energy storage, as well as to create openings for the air diffuser and the branch duct connector to the standard HVAC system.

 These modifications must be done accurately, but they are relatively simple. After initial guidance, the modifications become a repetitive process that can be set up like an assembly line. Alternately, the concrete contractor can manufacture the slabs according to TermoBuild’s design specifications. Cast in place concrete can also be used.

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Factory and field interface “smart” floor clarifications
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Specialized testing of “smart” floors
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HVAC and controls interface validation
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Pre-commisioning verification detailed deficiency reporting
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Post construction result validation with predictions