Dynamic Insulation works by capturing the heat energy escaping from a building to pre-warm incoming ventilation air through the insulation layer and improves energy efficiency by at least 25% compared with traditional insulation products.
Dynamic Insulation products are designed for use in traditional masonry and timber frame construction as maintenance-free, building-fabric solutions that require no change to familiar building methods or expensive ventilation systems or thermal technologies.
Dynamic Insulation products achieve the U-values, SAP DER points and low cost carbon savings required by builders to meet all 2010 through 2016 standards.
Dynamic Insulation technology ‘turbo-charges’ normal ‘static’ insulation materials to transform the thermal performance of the building envelope. No matter how low future standards demand carbon emission rates to go,
Dynamic Insulation can “turbo-charge” any insulation material to deliver the required thermal performance and low cost carbon savings.
Dynamic Insulation is recognised under all the leading UK building regulations compliance schemes such as SAP, BBA, CERT, CESP and BREEAM
SAP currently recognises Dynamic Insulation integrated with all accredited MEV, PIV and whole house balanced ventilation systems.
Dynamic Insulation systems are not currently configured to work in conjunction with MVHR systems.
All products are fully recognised by BBA, SAP Appendix Q, BRE Green Guide A+, OFGEM, IES. Compliance with all aspects of building regulations is covered by BBA certification for NHBC warranting
Buildings with dynamic insulation have superior thermal performance as a consequence of airflow through the insulation panels. If the airflow is interrupted then the thermal performance of the insulation reverts to the non-active or static thermal transmittance. If a window is opened on hot days, air draws through the open window rather than the wall. The wall U-value will thus revert to its higher, non-active U-value. Dynamically insulated dwellings can therefore contribute to the mitigation of overheating risk.
Air has to be able to move through the external facades into the insulation material via airbricks or vents. Clear passage of air through the vents or airbricks in the facade has to be maintained. This represents the only maintenance requirement.
Ventilation air enters the dynamic insulation channels at ambient temperature and is warmed by conductive losses and solar gain. Warming of the air increases the moisture carrying capacity of the air, lowering humidity and moving it away from the dew point. The risk of condensation is therefore very low. Where moisture ingress does occur, the constant flow of air through the channel will act to dry the channel – as per BS 5250 guidance (clauses 8.3.1 and 8.3.5)
Dynamic Insulation products are supplied as EPS 70 as defined in BS EN 13163 – Reaction to Fire Class E, containing a flame-retardant additive.