The thermal insulation facade consists of pre-shaped and pre-drilled panels. This means that installing the panels is quick, compared to standard insulation. Other advantages include versatility, high insulating capability and lower costs, making the multifunctional façade an attractive option for market uptake.
The lightweight panel consists of a low-conductivity composite insulation layer and two thin layers of steel. Alongside thermal insulation, the panels offer additional functionality, such as pre-drilled hollows for integrating the DC bus (to interconnect the PV modules, the heat pump and the fan coil units), pipes, and sensors.