The developing of an innovative lightweight (35% weight reduction compared to the current best-performing modules), highly insulating energy efficient components as well as associated enabling materials for cost-effective retrofitting and new construction of curtain wall facades and reducing energy bills by at least 20% while complying with the structural limits of the original building structure and national building codes are the EEnsulate goals.
The key features of this project are the EEnsulate foam and the EEnsulate glass which is composed of lightweight and thin double pane vacuum glass for the insulation of the transparent component of curtain walls.
The technical features which include the project are:
-High durability (maximum service life) of the enabling materials and overall component
-Good thermal breaks between the curtain wall and the sub-structure through the innovative spray foam
-High R-value due to the Vacuum Glass as those achievable with triple glazing systems but with lower weight and less material use