Heat Protection and Insulation
The certificate for thermal protection serves to protect against the outer climatic influences on the building and its users and it is part of the construction legal requirements for the approval of construction projects.
Aim of the winter thermal protection is to protect from the cold outside air, reducing overall energy consumption of buildings and minimizing CO2 emissions, and the preservation of non-renewable resources.
Summer heat insulation serves to prevent overheating of interiors and to reduce the energy consumption for refrigeration and air conditioning.
The humidity protection certificate allows the prevention from dangerous condensation on component surfaces and inside the components' structure. According to DIN 4108-3, condensation is not to be considered harmful when the moisture content in components and insulation materials do not compromise their heat protection potential and their stability.
For especially moisture-sensitive components such as wooden roofs with extensive greening, the combination of heat and moisture transport can be calculated in a complex 1D / 2D simulation with the WUFI © software, in order to prove the material's functionality.