ELVAL-ENF (Energy Facades) is an external skin system for buildings based on Aluminum sheets of special alloy and coating. It is suitable for cladding new as well as existing buildings as part of refurbishment. The benefits of such a system are:
In the summer, an Aluminum facade acts as an outward reflector, which, even if warm, does not emit radiation inwards towards the building wall, thus keeping the building cool. In the winter, the same facade acts as a windbreak against the cold wind. In both cases the isolating properties of the air gap enhance the total insulation and contribute to an overall reduction in energy consumption up to 50%, as shown by ELVAL's R&D
ELVAL-ENF claddings provide an ideal means to achieve the increased energy performance of buildings, as required by Directive 2002/91/EC of the European Commission, and to contribute to the improvement of the urban environment
The development of ELVAL-ENF has been based on the environmental design guidelines specified by the IPP (Integrated Product Policy). Because of the extent of Aluminum recycling and the longevity of the product, ELVAL-ENF retains its value for a long time. In other words, the owner in a valuable building as well as in sustainable development can see it as a long-term investment.