Climate change

Flood protection for buildings

The damage caused by floods (disasters) or heavy rain events is enormous. The products in IBT's aerius line protect buildings from water damage and help to significantly reduce the negative effects. Due to the permanent capillary suction that all aerius products possess, a building structure is protected in the event of flooding or other water damage. In the event of water flooding, the applied plaster/screed/joint mortar repairs itself and removes the water from the entire substrate - without the need for artificial drying equipment. No bad-smelling, mouldy or dirty residues remain.

Evaporative cooling thanks to innovative façade coating

With apollo A100, facades receive a summery thermal protection resulting from the membrane effect. The principle is not based on the reflection of global solar radiation, but on the evaporation of water, which is absorbed and stored in the coating during the night and in the morning, and is released again during the day. This results in a  pleasant evaporation cooling  on the facade surface, whereby the masonry also heats up much less. The principle is simple, the transition from liquid water to water vapour consumes heat energy and provides evaporative cooling. The method of evaporative cooling was used by the Greeks over 2000 years ago.

Buildings painted with apollo A100 heat up less, resulting in lower energy consumption in air conditioning systems and less heating up in conurbations or urban areas.

Flood protection for buildings

Climate change places special demands on architects, building and urban planners. Climate researchers expect a significant increase in summer heat waves. Heavy rainfall events are also becoming more frequent.