Mass Timber and Concrete Hybrid Design: Facilitating Low Carbon, Sustainable Buildings

Energy Efficient Construction with Innovative Hybrid Concrete and HVAC Smart Floor System

Integrated Thermal Energy Storage (ITES) reshapes the way we think about energy consumption in buildings. This innovative solution not only showcases a remarkable synergy of engineering and design but also sets a new standard for environmental responsibility and occupant well-being.

At its core, ITES seamlessly merges two seemingly disparate elements: concrete flooring and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) technology. By ingeniously integrating air ducts within the very structure of the concrete floors, Termobuild’s revolutionary system unlocks the full thermal potential of concrete, turning it into a dynamic energy management tool. The implications of this ingenious pairing are nothing short of transformative, offering a holistic approach to temperature control, indoor air quality, and energy conservation.

This system effortlessly aligns with the principles of sustainable construction, particularly when combined with mass timber. This synergy allows for the creation of low carbon, eco-friendly buildings that stand as beacons of innovation in the realm of architecture. By offering an integrated solution that optimizes energy usage, indoor air quality, and thermal management, TermoBuild’s ITES smart floor system emerges as a transformative force in the pursuit of greener, more efficient, and more comfortable built environments.

When paired with a state-of-the-art Heating and Cooling System, TermoBuild’s ITES  system undergoes a remarkable metamorphosis into a “smart asset.” This elevation of technological prowess not only modernizes the building but also has a direct impact on the property’s market value. This convergence of form and function empowers property owners to make environmentally conscious choices without compromising on comfort or convenience.

One of the most remarkable features of the TermoBuild system is its ability to substantially reduce HVAC system demands. In fact, benchmark studies have consistently demonstrated reductions ranging from an impressive 40% to a staggering 50%. This is a testament to the innovative design’s exceptional ability to harness the inherent thermal properties of concrete, translating into substantially reduced energy consumption and, by extension, lower carbon footprints.

Throughout the year, the ITES seamlessly adapts to changing environmental conditions. Operating predominantly as a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS), it consistently draws in and circulates fresh air throughout the indoor space. By adhering to the highest standards of air quality and occupant well-being, this system virtually eliminates the need for recirculation of stale air, mitigating the risk of ailments like the sick building syndrome and curbing the potential spread of infectious diseases.

Furthermore, the marriage of non-hydronic radiant comfort with the ITES ensures an unparalleled occupant experience, providing stable radiant indoor comfort year-round.

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