Reduce Energy Costs with Ultima TEMPLOK

Energy costs and consumption in buildings account for 40% of global energy use. Reduce energy costs with TEMPLOK Ceilings that absorb and release heat, thereby regulating indoor temperature and reducing energy usage. By installing Energy Saving Ceilings in one of the largest surface areas in your space, you’ll notice improved thermal comfort, reduced heating and cooling needs, and more efficient HVAC operation resulting in a more sustainable, resilient space. In this article, well explore how to Reduce Energy Costs with Ultima TEMPLOK by Armstrong Ceilings.

TEMPLOK Energy Saving Ceilings

Introducing Templok Energy Saving Ceilings which use advanced Phase Change Material (PCM) to naturally increase thermal mass providing year-round comfort requiring less heating and cooling energy.

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How Do Energy Saving Ceilings Work?

Energy Saving Ceilings combine phase change material (PCM) technology with standard Armstrong Ceiling panels.

The PCM in TEMPLOK Ceilings exchanges heat with air on both sides of the ceiling. The room and the plenum zones are both inside the insulated building envelope, so the temperature moderating effects of PCM on both sides can affect the heating and cooling energy profile of the building.

On the room side, heat exchanges through the acoustical ceiling tile. While the acoustical tile slows the heat transfer rate somewhat, air movement from ventilation, activity, and natural thermal plumes in the room tend to increase the rate of heat transfer. On the plenum side, heat exchanges directly between the TEMPLOK tile and the air.

What are Phase Change Materials?

A Phase Change Material (PCM) is a substance which releases or absorbs energy at phase transition to provide useful heat or cooling.

TEMPLOK Ceilings use safe and proven phase change material (consisting of a water and salt solution) that solidifies and dissolves as it changes phase.

Reduce building HVAC energy costs and consumption up to 15%* and enhance thermal comfort for occupants using advanced Phase Change Material (PCM) technology.

Find answers to commonly asked questions about this technology below.

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 performance boosts sound-blocking performance (CAC) and has no significant effect on sound absorption (NRC). See product data page for complete information.

Data Sheet – ULTIMA TEMPLOK Energy Saving Ceilings

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.

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.