Standards and directives
The Fraunhofer Institute confirms that the ClimaComfort Panel System keeps comfort, particularly when external walls are lined
If the external walls of a room are lined using the ClimaComfort Panel System, the outside temperature is "isolated" so that it no longer has any effect on the temperature inside the room. For timberframed structures in particular, using standard additional insulation in line with EnEV can significantly reduce heating and cooling requirements.
The minimum requirements specified in the new EnEV 2009 must be met. According to this regulation, if modifications are made to existing buildings, the external wall must achieve a heat transfer coefficient of 0,24 W/m²K if insulation has been applied from outside, or 0,35 W/m²K if insulation has been applied from inside the room (interior insulation).
The positive effects of first lining external walls can be seen in the results of a "comfort study" carried out by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP). The study was based on DIN EN ISO 7730. Another of its findings was that the temperature control skirting available in Roth's range of products eliminates the thermal bridges that can interfere with a room's temperature. If heating or cooling requirements are particularly high, the internal walls can be lined too.
The ceiling as a surface for distributing energy, especially for cooling purposes
If a room's floor and walls do not cover the energy requirements in question, the ceiling can be brought into play. It makes good sense to line the ceiling, primarily if you are converting an attic. The use of the ClimaComfort Panel System on the ceiling is recommended for cooling purposes in particular.
Unique performance profile: Comfort, energy efficiency, the ability to respond quickly
Whilst the EnEV stipulates that, for new buildings, it is sufficient to line only relatively small areas with the ClimaComfort Panel System, when it comes to existing buildings the question of how to plan which areas will need to be lined and the requirements such linings need to meet still remains. In response to this, the IBP has developed ways of calculating the thermal and humidity requirements for typical existing buildings. The heating requirements are then reduced by means of additional internal insulation, based on these calculations (relating to a heat transfer coefficient of 0,35).
The ClimaComfort panel and its highperformance temperature control skirting prevent the walls, ceiling and floor of a room cooling down from inside. So, by observing the IBP guidelines and making careful plans, even old buildings canhave cosy living spaces. This way of lining external walls is particularly well suited to buildings with listed facades.
Thermal measurements taken in accordance with EN 1264 make the capability of the system quite clear. Its most impressive feature is its fast reaction time, reaching 60 % of its total output in just around 12 minutes. Furthermore, with a flow temperature of 35 °C the system can achieve a thermal output at the wall of up to 88 W/m². When used in conjunction with Rigips Climafit plasterboards, which have a high capacity for thermal conductivity, the system can achieve levels of heating and cooling output that would have been simply unimaginable with the conventional linings used in radiant temperature control systems.