Creating a building skin using Biomimicry
At Smart Panel Technologies we are inspired by nature to create technologies for a sustainable future where living space are a component of the environment.
We spend most of our lives indoor where nature is absent and where atmosphere is artificial.
Our bodies know the answer, it was simply about looking closely enough
From Human Skin to Building Facade, a revolution for the construction industry and building energy behaviour
“Growing demand for air conditioners is one of the most critical blind spots in today’s energy debate”
Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director in The Future of Cooling, Technology report — May 2018
Insulation & Energyvore Conventional HVAC Systems
Global energy demand from HVAC machinery is expected to triple by 2050, requiring new electricity capacity equivalent to the combined electricity capacity of the United States, the EU and Japan today.
Since the 1950’ies, builders bet on insulation materials to separate/isolate the outside from the inside, with a target of raising the air tightness of buildings, aiming at “reducing” energy losses. This led to rely on HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) machinery to regulate indoor temperatures causing high energy demands. A vicious circle leading to even more energy consumption.
The Smart Panel adapts to each climate to cancel the need of HVAC
and generate more positive externalities…