Dr Daniel Irurah from BASF recently promoted the chemical giant’s efficient, travel-size insulation thickness calculator toolkit at the WALLS & ROOFS Architecture Day.
Dr Daniel Irurah from BASF gave a presentation on the chemical giant’s insulation thickness calculator toolkit at the WALLS & ROOFS Architecture Day, where BASF was a platinum sponsor.
The toolkit is meant to support the decision-making process that determines the use of insulation as an energy-saving measure in new and existing buildings.
The tool for determining recommended insulation levels can be used in conjunction with other energy-efficient design principles such as design for climate, building orientation, main living areas towards the north, insulation of geysers and pipes, and the positioning of windows to allow cross-ventilation and accommodate glass selection.
Irurah emphasised the importance of well-designed building envelopes, as good design helps to maximise cooling air movement, limits exposure to direct sunlight in summer, traps and stores heat in winter and minimises heat loss to the external environment.
The toolkit also helps to ensure compliance with SANS 204 and 10400XA, which determines the energy-efficiency and energy use of buildings. These standards focus on:
• Site orientation.
• Building orientation.
• Building design.
• Building sealing.
• Mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning.
• Installed equipment.
To download Dr Irurah’s presentation on the BASF toolkit, go to www.buildinganddecor.co.za.
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