The temperature moderating effects of TEMPLOK can lead to several benefits associated with thermal mass in buildings. Primary benefits include improved thermal comfort, reduced heating and cooling needs, and more efficient HVAC operation. Together, these effects can save energy and contribute to more sustainable, healthy, and resilient spaces.
TEMPLOK ceilings use a specially designed Phase Change Material (PCM) that melts and freezes around a comfortable 72°F. During warm weather, as the building heats up during the day, the PCM gradually melts and passively cools the space. The stored heat can be released back to the building at night as temperature drops, re-freezing the PCM. During cool weather, and in a building that naturally gains excess heat during the day, the PCM can help to retain the excess heat to keep the building warmer at night.
TEMPLOK ceilings weigh about 2.0 LBS/SF. The suspension systems, whether 9/16″ or 15/16″, should be installed to meet the minimum requirements established in the ASTM C636 standard and any other requirements established by local code and the authority having jurisdiction. All suspension system components used must be rated to carry the appropriate load per ASTM C635. Consult the suspension system product data page for load carrying information and panel product data page for specific panel weight.
Class A: ASTM E84 and CAN/ULC S102 surface burning characteristics. Flame Spread Index of 25 or less. Smoke Developed Index of 450 or less. Consult a code official in your jurisdiction for mechanical code compliance.
The Phase Change Material (PCM) contains a water and salt solution that crystallizes and dissolves as it changes phase. The PCM is sealed in welded compartments in the tile. Handling is safe with standard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including gloves and safety glasses. Refer to the SDS for more information.
SDS – ULTIMA TEMPLOK