In the field of thermal insulation, a large number of different requirements have developed over the last few years. Buildings have to comply with the the building energy law (GEG) as well as, where applicable, the requirements of the Federal Government and regional requirements for subsidies and certification. The focus is no longer only on saving costs during operation, but also on the sustainability of the building to protect our environment.
To plan in a cost-optimized and energy-efficient manner, it is therefore useful to develop a holistic energy concept for the building right from the start.
Moisture is omnipresent in buildings. It is not only in the building components, but also in the air or affects the building from outside, e.g. in the form of rain.
It is often not apparent at first glance when moisture is harmless and when it can lead to damage. For example, insufficient dimensioning of insulation materials in the area of structural component connections (so-called thermal bridges) can lead to condensation, or basement walls can become damp due to incorrect ventilation in the summer months. The consequences are often unsightly mildew stains or the formation of mold.
Protection against dew is closely related to thermal insulation and must therefore always be optimized at the same time as the thermal insulation concept. Both winter and summer conditions must be taken into account.