What is SATE when building a high efficiency energy building?

The SATE is a Thermal Insulation System for the Exterior that is used in new construction as well as in rehabilitation of buildings.

It consists of a prefabricated thermal insulation panel, which can be expanded polystyrene (EPS), extruded polystyrene (XPS), rock wool or graphite expanded polystyrene, a fiberglass mesh bonded with adhesive cement mortar that acts as an armor and a layer of impermeable exterior finish, which can vary according to the final appearance that you want to give the facades.

Thermal isolation from the exterior brings many advantages for the final result of the building. The first step in reducing energy demand is a good thermal envelope.

The SATE guarantees the watertightness of the façade and the continuity of the thermal insulation.

One of the advantages of this system is that it correctly solves thermal bridges, allowing better control of the interior temperature and energy loss of the building. This translates into lower demand for heating in winter and cooling in summer. As a consequence, a lower impact on the environment is achieved by reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

Another of the positive points of SATE is that it prevents the appearance of condensations due to differences in temperature between the interior and exterior.

Isolating from the exterior, we can also take advantage of the thermal inertia of the walls of the façade improving the comfort inside, as it achieves a more stable temperature throughout the day in different seasons.

In the case of rehabilitation, because it is a system fixed directly to the outer wall, it takes advantage of the entire interior surface of the building to be rehabilitated.

In SgARQ we have as priority the efficiency and the energy saving in our projects of architecture. The SATE is an excellent system for this purpose, so we are currently using this system in some facades of houses in Sitges in the area of ​​Ca l’Antoniet.

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