Schöck, the international developer of innovative construction products for thermal insulation, impact sound insulation and reinforcement technology, officially announces the U.S. introduction of Isokorb®, a revolutionary off-the-self solution to thermal bridging in the building envelope.
Isokorb, a load-bearing and thermal-insulating element for connecting cantilevers, such as balconies and canopies which penetrate a building’s exterior, offers the following advantages:
- Reduced risk of damages from condensation and mold,
- Energy savings and less operating costs from space heating,
- Contribution towards sustainable building practices and LEED® accreditation,
- Improvement in living comfort from warmer surface temperatures
Forming a thermal break in the building envelope with Isokorb also ensures full structural integrity.
“We are delighted to officially make Isokorb available to U.S. architects, engineers and other members of the building construction community,” said Matt Capone, National Sales Manager for Schöck USA. “This proven technology, which plays a vital role in creating energy efficient connections for reinforced concrete and steel, can now be easily accessed by the many U.S. design groups interested in sustainable concepts.”
Isokorb is already being successfully implemented in the United States in projects at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the University of Massachusetts, and the Kimbell Art Museum in Forth Worth, Texas.
Specifically, Isokorb reduces heat transfer through the building envelope, and therefore provides a higher interior temperature. This innovative approach to thermal break technology saves energy consumption, prevents the formation of condensation and mold, and increases comfort, e.g. near the balcony.
According to Capone, buildings constructed using Schöck Isokorb® have more design options and operate with greater energy efficiency than traditional construction. Isokorb® reduces a building’s carbon footprint, and supports the more holistic, systems-based approach to energy consumption that contributes to LEED.