Norlite, LLC
628 S. Saratoga Street Cohoes, NY 12047
(518) 235-0030 (phone) (518) 235-0233 (fax)


Thermal Insulation

Concrete masonry is energy efficient. A National Bureau of Standards study reveals that masonry out-performs other systems in dynamic heating and cooling conditions more effectively than steel stud. Masonry's mass delivers vital economy by reducing heat loss in cold weather and heat gain in warm weather. Its inherent thermal storage qualities assist in reducing heating and cooling loads, thus providing substantial long-term savings. The ability of concrete masonry backup to conserve energy is further supported by the fact that insulation utilized in conjunction with a masonry system resists moisture more effectively than the fiberglass batt insulation used in a steel stud system.

Damping and Thermal Lag

Download tables from NCMA TEK 6-2A, showing R-values for Hollow Concrete Block Walls