A New Envelope with Highly Energy-Efficient Insulation

Alonso Pastor, Luis Alberto and Lauret Aguirregabiria, Benito and Alonso Amo, Fernando (2010). A New Envelope with Highly Energy-Efficient Insulation. "Global Insulation Magazine" (n. 2); pp. 24-29. ISSN 1463-9661.


Title: A New Envelope with Highly Energy-Efficient Insulation
  • Alonso Pastor, Luis Alberto
  • Lauret Aguirregabiria, Benito
  • Alonso Amo, Fernando
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Global Insulation Magazine
Date: October 2010
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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This article examines, from the insulation viewpoint, a new lightweight, slim, highly energy-efficient, light-transmitting envelope system, providing seamless, free form designs for use in architectural projects. The research was based on envelope components that are already on the market, especially components implemented with granular silica gel insulation, because this is the most effective translucent thermal insulation available today. The tests run on these materials revealed that there is no single component that has all the features required of the new envelope model. However, some do have properties that could be exploited to generate this envelope, namely the vacuum chamber of VIP panels, monolithic aero gel used as insulation in some prototypes and reinforced polyester barriers. By combining these three design components, the high-performance thermal insulation of the vacuum chamber, combined with monolithic silica gel insulation and the free-form design potential provided by materials like reinforced polyester and epoxy resins, we have been able to define and test a new, variable geometry, envelope insulation system with excellent energy-saving levels

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Item ID: 7158
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 May 2011 11:06
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 16:20
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