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. In: "5th Global Insulation Conference and Exhibition 2010", 04/10/2010 - 05/10/2010, Londres, UK.

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Title: A New Envelope with Highly Energy-Efficient Insulation
Author/s:
  • Alonso Pastor, Luis Alberto
  • Lauret Aguirregabiria, Benito
  • Alonso Amo, Fernando
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 5th Global Insulation Conference and Exhibition 2010
Event Dates: 04/10/2010 - 05/10/2010
Event Location: Londres, UK
Title of Book: Proceeding of 5th Global Insulation Conference and Exhibition 2010
Date: 2010
Subjects:
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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Abstract

This article examines, from the insulation viewpoint, a new lightweight, slim, high energy efficient, lighttransmitting envelope system, providing for seamless, free-form designs for use in architectural projects. The research was based on envelope components already existing on the market, especially components implemented with granular silica gel insulation, as this is the most effective translucent thermal insulation there is 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 genérate this envelope, namely, the vacuum chamber of the VIP panels, the monolithic aerogel used as insulation in some prototypes, and the 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 levéis.

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Item ID: 7674
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/7674/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:7674
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 29 Jun 2011 10:55
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 16:45
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