Potential of application of Phase Change Materials is studied in lightweight buildings. Phase Changing Materials or Compounds (PCM) can be incorporated into a thermal storage system in order to store daytime solar energy to provide space heating. They can be used to obtain thermal storage elements that do not add unnecessary weight to the construction and that - what is more - can be tuned to have a melting temperature coherent with the human comfort necessities.
|Title of host publication||Integrated Approach towards Sustainable Constructions|
|Subtitle of host publication||Summary Report of Cooperative Activities, COST Action C25: Sustainability of Constructions|
|Editors||L. Bragança, Heli Koukkari, R. Blok, H. Gervásio, M. Veljkovic, Z. Plewako, R. P. Borg|
|Place of Publication||Malta|
|Publisher||University of Malta|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material|