Residential house in Beringe NL 03

Residential house in Beringe (NL)

At the address Hoogstraat 47 in Beringe (L), the homeowner and master painter Thijs Martens coated the roof tiles in black and the façade in white in 2016. Consumption values for heating energy are not yet available, but there are initial experiences: “The uninsulated attic is no longer so very cold in winter” and “Our heating only needs 30 minutes to go from 17°C to 20°C when we arrive home. Before ClimateCoating® it took 1.5 hours”. The exterior walls are a double-shell construction with air gap and so-called half bricks as clinker shell. The significantly shorter heating times and slower cooling down have an energy-saving effect.

Fraternity house in Erlangen 01

Fraternity house in Erlangen

Applications on various building components in coordination between architect and monument authority

ClimateCoating in the preservation of listed buildings
In 2005, ClimateCoating was applied to the Corps Baruthia fraternity house in Erlangen, Rathsberger Str. 20, in consultation with the monument preservation authorities: History on the plinth and wall plaster, ThermoActive on sheet metal parts and roof tiles, Nature on the wooden fence.


ThermoActive roof coating

Schindler factory in Slovakia

In Dunskajá Streda, Slovakia, around 14,000 m² of roof surface of the elevator manufacturer Schindler výtahy a eskalátory a.s. was coated with ThermoActive in 2019. The executing partner was the company HOFER SK, s.r.o., 01001 Žilina.

The problem
High temperatures in the production halls due to heating of the roofs. The roof temperature outside was 51.4°C in a comparative measurement.

The solution
Passive cooling through a high-tech coating based on reflective membrane technology: ThermoActive. This passive cooling is achieved by the extremely high sunlight reflection and by evaporation processes. Sunlight is reflected up to a value of 91.4% (total solar reflectance, TSR).

The result
After coating with ThermoActive roof paint, the roof temperature outside, measured under identical conditions, was only 28.2°C. Thus the temperature could be lowered by 23.2°C. This temperature reduction can save energy consumption for active cooling of the production halls. Less energy consumption means a reduction in CO2 emissions. This makes an active contribution to climate protection.