#5 RACUS® Ceiling System
I stumbled across this product the other day while researching for our current ESD report and thought it was worth blogging about.
These award winning ceiling tiles, developed by a company called Datum Phase Change are apart of the energy efficient range of RACUS tiles. RACUS meaning ‘reducing air conditioning units and systems’.
The secret behind the easy to install tiles is the material they are made from. A ‘phase change material’ that allows the tile to absorb heat up to 23°c, store it and slowly release it when the rooms temperature drops.
Datum say of their product, “In addition to the heat storage capabilities, they have the excellent characteristic of hygroscopicity, absorbing the excess humidity in the atmosphere, and then gradually restoring the balance in dry and hot periods and as such improving the atmospheric microclimate in the rooms.”
As a passive system it requires no energy or long term maintenance. Its instillation instantly cuts the carbon emissions of a building.
I think this product is excellent, its flexibility and adaptability makes it a real asset. The tiles come in a range of finishes to suit different styles of fit outs. I think products like this one, that can be fitted into pre-existing building and relieve some of the over reliance on artificial heating and cooling are very clever.
More at www.datumphasechange.com