BioPCMTM uses Physics to Enhance Occupant Comfort, Reduce HVAC Loads and Save Energy
Our materials freeze and thaw at your desired temperature, storing or releasing energy in the phase change process. Architects and engineers have focused for years on increasing insulation and utilizing higher efficiency HVAC systems to reduce energy consumption in buildings. We now offer a new, cost effective third method for saving energy with our easy to use phase change building materials.
Laboratories typically use more cooling energy than other buildings due to their equipment loads and airflow requirements. The University of Washington molecular engineering building went above and beyond Labs 21 Environmental Performance criteria by effectively removing the cooling system from its design. BioPCMTM has been used for zonal thermal energy storage and is recharged by natural ventilation making this ground breaking design possible.