A wood false ceiling means energy efficiency in construction
- 13 November, 2015
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Architecture, Construction, News
A wood false ceiling is a building element made of wood and placed some distance from the floor or ceiling itself, thus forming a space often used with pipes and cables in building installations (electricity, telephone, communications, heating and air conditioning, security, etc.).
The wood false ceiling is widely used in offices, shops and various public and service buildings because it offers both versatility and looks. It is also a key element when it comes to the energy efficiency of a building. Energy efficiency in building is related to actions and decisions aimed at a reduction of the energy requirements of a building, i.e., trying to get a building to provide the same comforts (temperature, lighting, etc.) with lower power consumption. In this regard, a wood false ceiling has much to offer.
The wood false ceiling reduces the power used to air condition the rooms of a building. By lowering the height of the roof, the volume of air which needs to be heated or cooled is also reduced for a given level of thermal comfort. In addition, the air space that forms below the main ceiling also provides thermal and acoustic insulation for the room.
On the other hand, the wood false ceiling is easy to clean, repair and replace, so optimal maintenance and up-to-date insulation can be maintained, thereby avoiding thermal leaks which could reduce the building’s energy savings.
Thanks to the use of the false wood ceiling the energy certification of building will estimate that less energy energy is required for air conditioning and, therefore, the annual emission of Kg of CO2 into the atmosphere is also lower.