Insulation is an especially big consideration
nowadays as energy costs rise in leaps and bounds.
have a built-in solution … the vertical and horizontal hollow channels.
The diagram below illustrates why
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: