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TB System: White Roof Solution against Urban Heat Islands (UHI)

In a world where summer temperatures are breaking records year after year, urban heat islands – UHIs – are turning our cities and buildings into veritable furnaces. Fortunately, BVS AnticoRal, in collaboration with MAESTRIA, presents TB System, a remarkable innovation for industrial buildings and property managers.

TB System uses a high-quality, certified reflective white paint to turn your roofs into heat shields. With over 500 million square meters of commercial, industrial and public space in France, imagine the impact of increased heat on users, as well as the financial and ecological costs involved.

Advantages of the TB System - Toits Blancs System :

Significant reduction in indoor temperature

for enhanced comfort without additional energy costs

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

thanks to reduced air-conditioning requirements

Significant energy savings

aligned with an ecological and economic approach

Improving user comfort

creating more pleasant living and working spaces

Innovation and efficiency with the TB System

At a time when the fight against urban heat islands is becoming a priority, the TB System offers a revolutionary solution, combining technical expertise and environmental innovation. The system uses THERMOSTRIA, a single-component, water-based paint that is distinguished by its absence of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions and its incorporation of recycled glass fibers. This ecological aspect is fully in line with the sustainable development approach that many companies and local authorities are seeking to adopt.

La Compétence au cœur du TB System

At a time when the fight against urban heat islands is becoming a priority, the TB System offers a revolutionary solution, combining technical expertise and environmental innovation.

The system uses THERMOSTRIA, a single-component, water-based paint that is distinguished by its absence of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions and its incorporation of recycled glass fibers. This ecological aspect is fully in line with the sustainable development approach that many companies and local authorities are seeking to adopt.

A Recognized Global Concept

The TB System is not just a technical solution; it’s a global concept affiliated to the European body, created in 2011 to develop scientific knowledge and research related to “cool roofing” technology. This affiliation underlines the system’s commitment to innovation and excellence in the field of sustainable and ecological construction.

Homologation and Certification

The effectiveness and reliability of the TB System are attested by its approval by the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB). Recognized for its mission to guarantee the quality and safety of buildings, the CSTB carries out a wide range of activities including research, expertise, evaluation, certification, testing and the dissemination of knowledge. This certification is an important mark of confidence for property managers and industrial building owners considering adopting the TB System.

Performance and Sustainability

The laboratory behind the TB System is ECRC-approved and COFRAC-accredited, specializing in optical and thermal performance measurements. This accreditation guarantees that the TB System meets the highest standards in terms of energy performance and environmental impact. Using THERMOSTRIA to repaint white roofs not only significantly reduces interior temperatures during the warmer months, but also contributes to the fight against global warming by reducing CO2 emissions.

TB System represents a major advance in the field of cool roofing, offering an effective, ecological and sustainable solution for commercial, industrial and public buildings. Its implementation by experienced applicators, its affiliation with recognized research organizations, and its certifications and approvals make it a preferred option for those seeking to improve indoor comfort while contributing to environmental protection.

Strategies for a more comfortable, eco-friendly summer with white roofs

Dans un contexte où la réduction de l’empreinte carbone et l’amélioration du confort d’été deviennent des priorités, des actions immédiates peuvent transformer considérablement l’environnement bâti. En se concentrant sur l’augmentation de la réflectivité des toitures et des sols, notamment dans les zones urbaines densément peuplées, on peut obtenir des résultats significatifs tant pour l’environnement que pour le bien-être des habitants.

Immediate Reduction of Thermal Overload

Applying reflective white paint coatings to roofs and floors is an effective way of preventing building structures from overheating. This technique reduces the absorption of solar heat, thereby lowering the temperature inside buildings. As a result, summer comfort for occupants is greatly improved without systematic recourse to air conditioning.

Energy savings and sustainability

The energy savings associated with reducing air-conditioning use are substantial. Reduced energy demand for cooling translates into significantly lower energy costs for occupants and building managers. What’s more, this approach contributes to the durability of waterproofing and limits roofing maintenance costs, offering a sustainable solution.

Positive environmental impact

The environmental impact of adopting reflective surfaces is also significant. By reducing CO2 emissions from air conditioning, this strategy contributes directly to the fight against climate change. According to studies, increasing reflectivity in major cities could result in an immediate reduction of 57 billion tonnes of CO2, underlining the importance of such measures in global climate strategies.

MAESTRIA's Sustainable Approach

Le partenariat de longue date entre BVS ANTICORAL et MAESTRIA, leader européen dans la fabrication de peintures, illustre l’intégration réussie de la dimension durable dans la formulation des peintures. En remplaçant les substances issues de la pétrochimie par des matières renouvelables, MAESTRIA démontre qu’il est possible de concilier performance technique et responsabilité environnementale. Ce choix de matières premières assure une protection climatique optimale des bâtiments.

Anticipating the Tertiary Decree

As part of the ELAN Law (Evolution du Logement, de l’Aménagement et du Numérique), the “Eco Energie Tertiaire” scheme, commonly known as the Tertiary Decree, highlights the regulatory obligation to achieve energy efficiency and sobriety in France’s tertiary sector. Tertiary sector buildings, which account for a third of final energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, are now subject to ambitious targets for the progressive reduction of final energy consumption. These regulations reinforce the importance of implementing effective strategies to improve summer comfort while reducing environmental impact.

Taking immediate action to increase the reflectivity of roofs and floors is a key strategy for improving summer comfort, reducing energy costs and contributing to environmental sustainability. The commitment of industrial players like MAESTRIA and compliance with regulatory requirements such as the tertiary sector decree are essential to accelerate the transition to greener, more resilient buildings.

In the building and construction industry, identifying compatible substrates is essential to guarantee not only the quality and durability of the work carried out, but also its compliance with current standards and technological developments.
This is particularly true when applying products such as coatings or paints, where compatibility with the base materials is crucial to the success of the project.

The importance of media compatibility

Substrate compatibility ensures that applied materials work harmoniously with the substrates on which they are laid. This is vital to avoid problems such as delamination, cracking or undesirable chemical reactions that can compromise the building’s structural integrity and long-term functionality.

MAESTRIA: Commitment to Research and Development

MAESTRIA, as Europe’s leading paint manufacturer, perfectly illustrates the importance of this compatibility. The company is committed to ongoing research and development to extend the range of substrates compatible with its products. This proactive approach guarantees not only the broad applicability of its solutions, but also ongoing innovation to meet the increasingly specific requirements of construction and renovation projects.

TB SYSTEM Compatible Substrates: Waterproofing and Durability

Among the substrates TB SYSTEM adapts to are bituminous waterproofing, non-asbestos fibro and steel decking. These materials are widely used in modern industrial construction for their waterproofing, strength and durability. Compatibility with these substrates is therefore essential to ensure effective protection against the elements, increased longevity of structures, and a positive contribution to the energy efficiency of buildings.

By identifying and validating compatibility with a wide range of substrates, BVS Anticoral not only meets the immediate needs of construction projects. The company also contributes to a sustainable vision of the building industry, offering solutions that enhance occupant comfort, reduce maintenance and repair requirements, and minimize the environmental impact of construction.

Improve the yield of your photovoltaic system with TB SYSTEM white roofs

External studies and our own experience show that the cool roof’s influence on heating energy consumption in winter is negligible, and is largely offset by its positive influence on air conditioning consumption in summer. The annual energy balance is therefore favourable for the TB SYSTEM system.

There are two interesting advantages to installing “solar” panels on white cladding such as TB System with THERMOSTRIA:

Thermal: reduction in the heat absorbed by the solar panel: gain = 30% in surface T°c.
Brightness: increase in solar energy captured by the solar panel on two-sided panels: 14% power gain compared with an untreated surface.
According to our installation report.
A solar panel loses 0.5% power per degree above 25°C.


The TB System coating considerably reduces the temperature undergone by the panel, and increases the power generated by the panel by up to +14% – compared with a “conventional” environment.

Technical information:

Bifacial solar panels are devices that capture sunlight on both their front and rear faces.

Solar cells on both sides of the panel convert this light into electricity, making the most of solar energy production by also capturing light reflected from the ground or other surrounding surfaces.

The company SOLAIRE WATT, which we have commissioned via our partner MAESTRIA, has recently undertaken research to further improve the efficiency of bifacial solar panels using the THERMOSTRIA system. This application has the particularity of better reflecting light towards the underside of the panels (SRI of 116), as well as diffusing it more evenly. The results of the tests carried out by the company have proved promising, especially as the return on investment for this technique is relatively short. Over 20 years, the return on investment is 2 years thanks to our system.

On single-sided modules: a solar panel captures not only the sun’s direct radiation, but also the radiation reflected (albedo) by surrounding surfaces (roofs, floors, walls, etc.). In a study by the University of Edinburgh on the efficiency of vertical panels, it is estimated that if 25% of the ground surface were “painted white”, the panels’ productivity gain would be +48%.
On bifacial modules: unlike single-sided modules, these new “bifacial” modules also capture radiation reflected from the underside of the panel. So the more reflective the environment and the panel’s support, the higher the panel’s yield. Bifaciality gains up to 25%!

Our TB SYSTEM coating has been specially designed for use on waterproofed roofs. It will have no negative impact on the roof’s existing waterproofing: it is flexible enough to accommodate expansion of the roofing material, and will also protect your waterproofing from UV rays and extreme temperature variations. Interventions on bituminous waterproofing can be carried out using a simple protocol.

In addition, cool roof can be applied to walls all year round, for example in warehouses or refrigerators.

And in winter?

The influence of solar radiation on building temperature differs from season to season. In winter, the sun is lower than in summer: the roof is therefore less exposed, and most of the heat gain is due to the walls and windows (even more so when the roof is flat).

Moreover, radiation is less intense in winter (more frequent cloud cover, less energetic radiation).

Case study: MAESTRIA and MICHELIN partnership

As part of its commitment to sustainable innovation and the search for high-performance solutions for the refurbishment and improvement of existing infrastructures, MAESTRIA has worked closely with a renowned partner: MICHELIN. This partnership centered on the development and application of the innovative THERMOSTRIA paint, at MICHELIN’s Cataroux site.

Background and objectives

MICHELIN, aware of the importance of energy efficiency and employee comfort, wanted to explore innovative solutions for its buildings. To this end, the company provided MAESTRIA with several buildings featuring different types of roofs, including :

The objectives were clear and ambitious:

Reducing electricity consumption in buildings

Improving summer comfort for employees

Improving user comfort

THERMOSTRIA was applied to the various roofs supplied by MICHELIN. This innovative MAESTRIA product was specially designed to meet the challenges posed by MICHELIN, offering a solution that was both effective and adaptable to the various surfaces.
The results before and after applying THERMOSTRIA were significant:
Bituminous waterproofing: Surface temperature reduced from 32°C to 27°C.
Non-asbestos Fibro: The temperature was also significantly reduced, from 32°C to 27°C.
Steel deck: The greatest reduction was observed on this type of roof, with a decrease in surface temperature from 32°C to 17°C.

These results not only demonstrate THERMOSTRIA’s effectiveness in reducing the surface temperature of the roofs, thus contributing to a reduction in the buildings’ energy consumption, but also a significant improvement in summer comfort for MICHELIN employees. What’s more, MAESTRIA’s phased approach has enabled MICHELIN to spread its investment in roof refurbishment over time, bringing costs into line with its long-term objectives.

The partnership between MAESTRIA and MICHELIN is a perfect example of how collaboration between innovative companies can lead to sustainable, effective solutions to the contemporary challenges of energy efficiency and well-being at work. This case study highlights the positive impact that products like THERMOSTRIA can have when applied in demanding contexts, paving the way for new collaborations in the future for the renovation and improvement of existing infrastructures.

Étanchéité bitumeuse
Fibro non amianté
Bac acier

By adopting TB SYSTEM, inspired by traditional methods used in some of the world’s hottest regions and perfected through advanced research, well-established processes and in-depth expertise from BVS Anticoral and Maestria, businesses are offered a reflective ecological solution. This innovation aims to cool buildings by significantly reducing their impact on urban heat islands, with an average indoor temperature drop of up to 6°C. What’s more, this approach enhances indoor comfort while saving up to 35% on energy costs dedicated to cooling during the summer. This choice also contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, extends the lifespan of roofs and air-conditioning systems, and anticipates compliance with the tertiary sector decree and the ELAN law.

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FAQ: Everything you need to know about TB System

The cost varies according to the surface to be covered and the project TB System is involved in.
Contact us for a personalized quote.

In some cases, yes. We can help you with the necessary administrative procedures.

Absolutely. Whether for companies, public buildings or even private homes, TB System offers an adaptable solution.

Yes, TB System is particularly beneficial in densely built-up areas where urban heat islands are a major challenge.

We use only high-quality reflective paints, such as THERMOSTRIA Paint, to guarantee durability and efficiency.

By reflecting a large proportion of the sun’s rays, TB System prevents heat build-up on and in buildings, reducing the thermal dome effect.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.
Together, let’s make our environment a fresher, more sustainable place with TB System by BVS AnticoRal.


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