If you are constructing a building in a cold climate, your goal is to reduce heat flow out of the building.
Heat losses can be reduced by installing efficient windows, utilizing bulk insulation, and minimizing the amount of non-solar facing glazing.
If you are constructing a building in a hot climate, your largest source of heat energy is solar radiation. The solar heat gains co-efficient, a measure of solar heat transmittance, must be taken into consideration. You can reduce solar gain by implementing light-colored roofing, heat-reflective paint, and specially coated glazing.
In a residential home, it’s most important to insulate the ceiling and roof, followed by walls, floors, and water pipes. In large commercial buildings, doors, kitchens, bathrooms, and entrance lobbies, must also be properly insulated to prevent weather-related damage and keep maintenance down. Not only can insulation reduce costs and keep building tenants comfortable, but it can also protect the environment from unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions and warrant valuable tax credits.
Cold bitumen emulsion is a type of asphalt product that consists of bitumen (a byproduct of petroleum refining) and water that are combined with an emulsifying agent. The emulsifying agent helps to stabilize the mixture and prevent the separation of the bitumen and water, which makes it easier to handle and apply.