External Thermal Insulation
External Thermal Insulation (ETI) systems provide the energy efficiency your building requires while responding to increasingly rigorous thermal building standards and norms worldwide. By adopting a sealed exterior layer of insulation, ETI systems allow for less expensive retrofits and renovations of older buildings while also offering a cost-effective insulation solution for new buildings and homes.
External Thermal Insulation (ETI) systems (also known as External Wall Insulation systems) place insulative material on the exterior of existing walls, with a finished, textured facade added to weatherproof and complete the solution.
Thermal bridges are the main culprit of thermal transfer across a building’s walls, drastically increasing heating and cooling costs. ETI systems (in renovation or new construction) offer the ability to cut down on these zones of thermal waste by placing insulation on the outside of existing walls.
ETI systems provide the ability to efficiently insulate a building while also upgrading its exterior look and design. External finishes are available in a range of textures and colors so you can choose the perfect combination for maximum aesthetic appeal - modernising your home while ensuring its efficiency.
A smart home refers to a convenient home setup where appliances and devices can be automatically controlled remotely from anywhere with an internet connection using a mobile or other networked device. Devices in a smart home are interconnected through the internet, allowing the user to control functions such as security access to the home, temperature, lighting or the airconditioning remotely.
There has been developed a comprehensive energy management and conservation solution for businesses and homes. The solution offered consists of smart devices and applications that allow the users to control and manage the amount of electricity they generate and consume.
Solar water heating
The benefits of solar water heating:
- Hot water throughout the year.
- The system works all year round, though you'll need to heat the water further with a boiler or immersion heater during the winter months.
- Reduced energy bills. Sunlight is free, so once you've paid for the initial installation your hot water costs will be reduced.
- Lower carbon footprint. Solar hot water is a green, renewable heating system and can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.
Planted or "green" roofs
A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.
Green roofs serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, increasing benevolence and decreasing stress of the people around the roof by providing a more aesthetically pleasing landscape, and helping to lower urban air temperatures and mitigate the heat island effect.
Thermal break windows
Insulation within a window is referred to as a “thermal break”. The thermal break is a continuous barrier between the inside and outside window frames that prevent conductive thermal energy loss (see the image above). The barrier securely bonds the interior and exterior metal frames of the window sash. This thermal break creates thermal energy loss resistance and combined with gas-filled triple-pane glazing, keeps the interior space of your window at a more comfortable temperature.
When your windows have a comfortable temperature, you have a comfortable temperature. Like we’ve discussed in earlier blog posts, the colder the window frame the greater the conductive current. Cold windows draw heat from your body, creating that “drafty” feeling, which never allows us to feel warm. So, if your windows are warm, they are not stealing your much-needed body heat from you, allowing you and your home, to remain warm.