The EU’s endeavor to enhance energy efficiency in buildings and curtail their reliance on fossil fuels may inadvertently result in suboptimal house renovations, often emphasizing excessive insulation efforts. A more effective approach would be to concurrently incorporate additional thermal mass, coupled with judiciously harnessing cost-effective energy sources when accessible. Remarkably, even district heating companies are investing in substantial water boilers to procure low-cost electricity, subsequently transforming it into heat water for house heating purposes, and selling it at a considerably higher price point.
Finnshield presents an innovative solution that not only enhances wall u-values but also integrates an energy storage system within the building. This allows for the efficient utilization of low-cost, low-emission energy during off-peak hours, obviating the necessity for fossil fuel reliance at the remote end of the primary electric grid. Furthermore, it serves as a carbon storage medium by repurposing sawdust, which would otherwise be emitted as CO2 through combustion.
Finnshield has successfully secured fundamental protection for our groundbreaking external wall innovation, marking a significant milestone for us. This innovation encompasses a heat pump system designed for both heating and cooling, as well as an integrated energy storage component with circulating channels. To provide a visual representation, we’ve introduced a system based on the familiar bookcase, incorporating essential elements within while retaining features like doors for concealment. It’s worth noting, however, that modern households tend to possess fewer physical books these days.