BRE recognise the significant impact that Phase Change Materials will have on the future design of our homes, both of new build and refurbishment. The use of the ThermaCool® product in our Victorian Terrace exemplar project here at BRE, will allow us to monitor the benefits in passive cooling, and the advantages of building thermal mass into existing structures to address climate change and reduced energy use.
ThermaCool® is one of the most promising solutions with great potential for refurbishment and new construction. It is a brilliant tool for planners to optimise or even avoid the need for air conditioning and it has the ability to significantly reduce CO2 emissions in commercial offices and retail buildings as well as in residential and domestic markets. We fully support this clever solution.
MITIE has trialled the ThermaCool® PCM products on a number of its buildings and the results have been very positive. We’re always looking for innovative new technologies & solutions, and are pleased to add this product to our toolkit as part of the MITIE CarbonCare approach which supports clients to make financial savings and reduce carbon emissions.