Nov 252010


RavenBrick, the company that brought us the smart tinting RavenWindow, has added to its folio of temperature regulating building materials with RavenSkin.

Unlike traditional insulation that blocks all heat equally, this innovative wall insulation material absorbs heat during the day to keep the interior cool and slowly releases the stored heat at night to warm the building when the sun goes down.

The core of the system is a phase change material (PCM) that delays the transfer of heat energy from the sun to the interior of the house. PCMs are materials which melt and solidify at a certain temperature, absorbing or releasing heat when the material changes from solid to liquid or vice versa.

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