Benefits of Structural Thermal Breaks
Load-bearing thermal insulation elements such as Schöck Isokorb® are highly effective at insulating cantilevers due to the use of high-quality thermal insulation materials. The structural design minimizes reinforcement cross-section with optimized load-bearing capacity.
Compared to non-insulated connections, the Schöck Isokorb® element achieves a 90% reduction in thermal conductivity in the connection area for standard load-bearing scenarios.
- Economic benefit
Due to the increased loss of heat around the thermal bridge, more energy is needed to maintain the room temperature. Thermal bridges increase energy use by up to a third. Schöck Isokorb® thermal breaks ensure higher surface temperatures inside, avoiding condensation and mold which can lead to serious building deterioration and additional costs for renovation.
- Health benefits
Mold can lead to a variety of health complications. Schöck Isokorb® prevents the accumulation of condensation and thus the formation of mold. Mold growth is not only an aesthetic disaster, it is hazardous to health and well known for being a major source of respiratory adverse effects, such as asthma.
- User comfort
Poor engineering, such as continuous balcony slabs, can have a negative impact on the long-term comfort of living. Schöck Isokorb® eliminates the cold surface temperatures in buildings that usually arise as a result of thermal bridges. This keeps the temperatures in your building at a comfortable level.
- Future Proof
Products such as Schöck Isokorb® are innovative and using them means investing in the future. The long service life of today's buildings makes it essential that they meet future requirements as well. With rising energy prices and resource conservation efforts, it is becoming increasingly important to lower heating energy requirements in residential construction. In providing building solutions that meet future thermal insulation requirements as well, we offer tomorrow's standards today.
- LEED certification program
Schöck Isokorb® reduces heating costs and lowers CO2 emissions. These key objectives are in line with the objectives of the LEED®* certification program. In accordance with LEED certification, Isokorb® has been rated an innovative product and in this category it scores additional points in LEED certification.
* LEED® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council