Since the Knauf Exterior Wall is a lightweight solution, the load to be incorporated is significantly lower for both the primary structure and the foundation work. In addition, the Knauf Exterior Wall allows for better thermal insulation compared to traditional constructions. The discharge of hot air over the ventilation gap of the facade prevents potential heat accumulation or heating between the facade and insulation. Furthermore, the exterior wall warms up to a lesser extent and more slowly than in the case of direct contact with solar radiation. As a result, the temperature inside the building remains comfortable even in summer, the indoor climate is less susceptible to fluctuations in the outside temperature, and the energy demand for cooling is reduced.
AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Outdoor, which is the core product in each system, is freeze-thaw cycle proven and could therefore be used without any problems in the widely fluctuating temperatures during the project's construction.