Hanson and velta launch sustainable precast solutions
International building product supplier, Hanson, and velta have jointly developed Coolslab, an energy saving and cost effective structural solution for sustainable buildings.
The Coolslab product is Hanson’s precast Omnia, Omnicore or Cobiax, activated by velta prefabricated PEX-a pipe modules to provide an integrated heated and cooled structural element.
Coolslab allows the water temperature to operate close to room temperature, optimising the efficiency of heat pumps, ground heat exchangers and other systems using renewable energy sources.
Coolslab delivers the additional benefits of off site construction with associated time savings during the building erection phase.
John Duffy, Hanson’s Floors and Precast Sales Director, said: “Working with velta has enabled Hanson to deliver a positive response to the needs of our customers who are constantly challenged to build more sustainably. Coolslab is an excellent sustainable heating and cooling solution that will help our customers achieve the highest standards set by BREEAM”.
Gerald Kemp, Managing Director of velta added: “We work to consistently push the boundaries of energy efficient and sustainable heating and cooling. Coolslab is yet another step forward in sustainable solutions.”