Insulating Properties of Genie Blocks TM.



 

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Genie Blocks TM are Naturally Insulating

How can such a hot idea be so cool?

Visual Appeal  Hollow Channels  Interlocking Design  Steel Reinforced  Naturally Insulated Earthquake Rated

Insulation is an especially big consideration nowadays as energy costs rise in leaps and bounds. Genie BlocksTM have a built-in solution … the vertical and horizontal hollow channels. The diagram below illustrates why Genie BlocksTM offer superior thermal insulation, as well as sound insulation. Concrete is a high-capacity material with strong heat-retention capabilities, which allows it to take advantage of the mass effect phenomenon.

There is only 10% contact between the outside wall and inside wall, offering superior insulation effectiveness. The thermally conductive area equals 12 sq/in per 144 sq/in of outside wall surface as illustrated by the cross-spar segments (circled in red.)

Heat is transferred in three ways: by conduction, radiation, and convection; however, in all methods, heat flows from warm to cold. In fact, heat transfer is similar to fluid movement in many ways and take the path of least resistance. With this in mind, it is easy to understand that the minimal 10% contact between inner and outer walls raises the insulating value of Genie Blocks so considerably.

To further increase the insulation value of your Genie Blocks, the interior hollows may be filled to maximize the total insulation value of the walls. Some common choices are:

  • Cellulose Insulation can be effectively used in wall cavities in new construction. As a dry loose-fill wall insulation, it could settle. Wet-blown insulation offers superior insulating qualities and offers excellent performance.
     

  • CFC's or HCFCs are a common blown-in insulator.
     

  • Cotton Insulation comes in batts and is installed in the same manner as fiberglass batts.
     

  • Cementitious Foam as an insulation is also fire proof, insect proof, and non-toxic.
     

  • Perlite is predominantly used as a pour-in loose-fill in cores of concrete block. Perlite will pour easily and quickly directly into cavities or into hoppers slid along the wall. It will fill all voids and will not settle.
     

  • Rockwool is made comprised of steel slag ( over 75%) with some basalt rock ( 25% or less). Rockwool is the only insulation that will stop fire.

Heating and cooling costs represent up to 60 percent
of a typical building's operating budget.

Visual Appeal  Hollow Channels  Interlocking Design  Steel Reinforced  Naturally Insulated Earthquake Rated



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