Advantages
Buildings constructed of KANNAV AAC provide substantial energy savings in both hot and cold climates. The unique closed cellular structure and the thermal mass contribute to a high R-value and air-tightness which reduce heating and cooling costs and improve indoor air quality. Buildings have seen savings on air conditioning up to 35% by using KANNAV AAC.

KANNAV AAC has exceptional thermal insulating qualities. In summer, the heat stored in the wall during the day is returned to the outside during the hours of the night. The interior remains cool and pleasant. In winter, the phenomenon is reversed and limits the heating periods and makes significant energy savings; KANNAV AAC also removes the unpleasant sensation of cold wall.

Advantages of Thermal on KANNAV AAC.
  ✓  Operational life time energy savings.
  ✓ Ability to store heat or cold.
  ✓ Great performance in R-Value
  ✓ No thermal bridging
  ✓ Vapor control
  ✓ Comfort-indoor air quality

  

Energy Savings 
+ Significantly better R-equivalent value
+ Monolithic construction, tighter envelope
+ Reduce HVAC system requirements
+ Reduce thermal bridging
+ Operational savings and payback

 

Occupant Comfort
+ Steadier indoor temperatures
+ Indoor air quality
+ Breathable material – less chance for mold issues

 

Maintenance
+ Reduced wear on HVAC system – lees cycling
+ Less maintenance of finishes – durable insulator

 

Sustainability
+ LEED points possible
+ Sustainable manufacturing & materials
+ Less raw material usage per square foot

Faster Construction

Minimize your costs in reducing time and labor with KANNAV AAC

KANNAV lightweight AAC blocks are faster to construct with and generally require significantly less labour compared to traditional construction techniques and products. Building with KANNAV AAC also means less mess on-site, cleaner, safer work areas and less clean-up at completion of construction.
 

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems can be accommodated with KANNAV AAC as in conventional construction. 
 

The wall is then prepped and finished. There are many types of fasteners, connectors and anchors available for KANNAV AAC installation. The speed and ease of overall structure assembly minimizes labour costs.
 

Advantages of faster construction performance on KANNAV AAC.

  ✓ Speed and Labor Cost Savings
  ✓ 1/4 the weight of traditional concrete
  ✓ AAC can easily be cut and shaped with traditional wood-working tools.
  ✓ Foundation sizes minimized
  ✓ Support structure minimized

Structural Performance

Compressive Strength - Kannav is Known for High Quality AAC

KANNAV'S state of the art lab means high quality standards. AAC buildings have shown good resistance to earthquake forces. The non-combustible and fire resistant characteristics provide further advantage against fires commonly associated with earthquakes.

Advantages of structural performance on KANNAV AAC.
 

  ✓ Strength can resist wind pressures without reinforcement
  ✓ Shear wall strength can resist lateral loads
  ✓ High impact resistance

Physical Qualities

The physical properties of KANNAV Autoclaved Aerated Concrete are unique to any other building material. Properties such as thermal insulation and fire resistance can not be met by another product alone.

Thermal Insulation & Energy Savings
Buildings constructed of KANNAV AAC provide substantial energy savings in both hot and cold climates. The unique closed cellular structure and the thermal mass contribute to a high R-value and air-tightness which reduce heating and cooling costs and improve indoor air quality. Buildings have seen a savings on air conditioning of up to 35% by using KANNAV AAC and qualify for LEED ratings.
Superior Fire Resistance
KANNAV AAC is not only non-combustible; it heats up significantly less and more slowly than other building materials.
Sustainable
Qualifies for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points from United States Green Building Council (USGBC) because KANNAV does not emit gasses or particles that contribute to indoor air pollution and it is completely recyclable. KANNAV AAC products do not degrade with time, resulting in superior properties compared to other construction materials. 
Relatively high strength for a low density
KANNAV AAC is up to 3 times lighter than traditional clay bricks, representing great advantages in transportation and material handling.
Workability
KANNAV AAC products can be easily cut, drilled and grooved with manual or power tools. This provides higher productivity in hydro-sanitary and electrical installations such as pipes or ducts which can be placed after the structure has been built.
Acoustic Performance
KANNAV AAC's high surface mass dampens mechanical vibration energy; it functions as a sound insulation and absorption barrier to deliver quieter buildings.
Precision
Exact dimensions of KANNAV AAC pieces result in smooth walls with a perfect contact among the different elements, enabling builders to save in finishes and achieve optimal structural performance. Dimension tolerances are +/- 3mm only.