Case Studies 

Catfoss Group - Rufus Lodge and Norwich Common 
 
The Catfoss Group use Eco-Brite in their sustainable units. Ask Sakula Architects. The Peabody Trust commissioned Ask Sakula Architects competition-winning proposal for low cost home ownership for a site in Silvertown. The Guardian wrote: “Ash Sakula’s foil-wrapped flats show the way out of Britain’s housing cul-de-sac … some of the most imaginative and thoughtfully planned low-cost housing in London.” 
 
Apollo's HRMs can be used in a variety of structures, within walls, floors and roofs. Photos above show the varied application of our products from Log Cabins, Timber Frame Buildings, Modular Buildings, and Warehouse. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beijing Olympics 
 
Thermo-Foil® ES was specified in the roof and walls of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Shooting Range stadium. Located in the Shijingshan District on the western outskirts of the city. 
 
During the games the outside air temperature was expected to be in excess of 35°C with humidity heading towards 90%. The Chinese engineers involved in the design of the Shooting Range stadium calculated that by installing Thermo-Foil® ES and sealing the buildings envelope using Thermo-Foil® tape, would reduce the air conditioning load by 30 to 50%. Thermo-Foil® ES was also used in the accommodation cabins for site workers, who were experiencing high temperatures and excessive humidity; the air-conditioning units were working flat-out for most of the day and night. Installing Thermo-Foil® ES inside the cabins reduced the requirement for air-conditioning by more than half with the A/C units only coming into operation at the warmest parts of the day. 
 
In warm and tropical climates, Apollo's HRMs are crucial in blocking out unwanted solar energy. When air conditioning is used, running time can be dramatically reduced when the building is installed with our HRM. 
 
 
 
 
Agricultural - Poultry in South East Asia 
 
In temperate and hot, dry climates keeping poultry houses at the optimum temperature and humidity level by providing adequate ventilation is a major problem for the grower, as poor air quality and heat/cold stress on a flock can seriously effect efficient production. Even in semi-tropical and tropical climates, where poultry houses may have open sides, heat can easily rise to detrimental levels as infrared energy from the sun conducts through the roof, then radiates from its inner surface into the building and its feathered occupants. Due to its high protein content and lower cost of production, the increased demand on poultry farming is acute throughout the world, never more so than in those countries where the use of beef or pork is prohibited. 
 
In Thailand the most difficult time of year for egg yields and growing times are in the hottest months. By controlling a poultry house environment through the use of Apollo AgriLiner, radiant heat stress on a flock is reduced making it possible to decrease growing times by 17% to 24%. 
Dairy Shed 
 
Commonly, water spray systems are used to drop high temperatures in buildings by as much as 17°C (62°F). The systems maintain average milk yields of more than 37 litres/day for the whole farm and keep conception rates over 35% even in the hottest months of the year.  
 
With the advent of Heat Reflecting Membranes, (HRM’s) these figures can be further enhanced with reduced electrical power required for cooling fans and pumps. Apollo’s heat reflecting technology will provide better environmental control over temperature, humidity and air movement within the building’s envelope. 
 
 
 
 
Ducting Factory 
 
A UK based factory was spending approximately £2,500 per month on their gas bill. They had a 12m length pipe by 14cm circumference which ran from their condenser to the rest of the warehouse. Leaving the existing soft insulation applied, they “wrapped” the piping with EncaSeal which took around 2 hours to compete, sealing it of any external factors and encasing its “performance”, and achieving a 10% improvement on their gas bills. 
 
EncaSeal HRM reflects 96.1% of radiant energy. It is very durable and tear resistant and will retain all of its properties for at least 60 year, thus also protecting the otherwise perishable soft insulation. Due to its reflective property it will encase the temperature in which it surrounds and thus reflecting back the radiant energy rather than just slowing it down as with most other insulation products. 
 
EncaSeal has had great success in the Middle East, and has been widely used on buildings in Abu Dhabi, including the Grand Mosque and Canadian Embassy in Abu Dhabi. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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