FranceInnov : When painting allows to capture, store and redistribute heat

FranceInnov (Trégueux) has launched Bioactiv+, a thermo-regulating coating based on natural products, capable of capturing heat, storing it and redistributing it in housing. This solution addresses the problems of professionals and users in regards to energy savings and global warming. The paint can achieve up to 15% energy savings but does not replace heating or insulation. To validate the laboratory tests, the company carried out a real-life test in two identical apartments in Vannes, with electric heating and self-adjusting mechanical ventilation. According to the company, the benefits include improved comfort, a reduction of cooling costs, but also reduced noise pollution.

Source : Construction Cayola – 27/04/2017

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