Commercial buildings have multiple areas where energy can be lost without proper insulation. These include walls, skylights, and ductwork. Each area has its own challenges when it comes to insulating to reduce heat loss
Walls are difficult to add traditional insulation to in a retrofit situation, especially if they’re solid brick or block walls. Skylights are designed to let light in but glass and plexiglass is also notorious for transferring heat, which negates some of the daylighting benefits.
Ductwork that carries both hot and cool air throughout the building can often be subject to condensation in the warmer months, which saturates any type of fibrous insulation, basically rendering it useless.
One solution that can address all these building insulation challenges (and more) is the nano-engineered Energy Protect™ insulation coating by Synavax™. This advanced form of insulation is applied just like a paint, at a typical three-coat application (or more, for more insulating benefit). It can easily be spray applied onto the exterior of all types of surfaces to easily increase energy efficiency and add additional benefits.
Insulation for Walls
Energy Protect™ can adhere to multiple substrates including brick, painted walls, drywall, wood, concrete, metal, and more. In addition to thermal insulation, it also offers mold/mildew resistance and is resistant to moisture infiltration. In thermal testing over 8CM cement wall sections, it’s been shown to reduce heat transfer 34.8% at the standard 3-coats.
Insulation for Skylights
Solving the issue of how to insulate skylights while still allowing through the visible light, Energy Protect’s translucent nature is unique. The coating allows through approximately 92% of the visible light, while reducing harmful UV rays by approximately 80%. The coating gives glass/plexiglass a frosted appearance which allows more security and reduces glare.
Insulation for Ductwork
Insulate ductwork cleanly without worrying about the condensation. The coating can often stop condensation (depending upon the dew point and temperature differential) and is moisture resistant, so it maintains its insulating performance, even on rooftop ductwork. The mold/mildew resistance is also a bonus for good air quality.