Phase changing materials in building elements

Sergio Russo Ermolli, Heli Koukkari, Luis Bragança

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated Approach towards Sustainable Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationSummary Report of Cooperative Activities, COST Action C25: Sustainability of Constructions
EditorsL. Bragança, Heli Koukkari, R. Blok, H. Gervásio, M. Veljkovic, Z. Plewako, R. P. Borg
Place of PublicationMalta
PublisherUniversity of Malta
Chapter5.7
Pages245-256
ISBN (Print)978-99957-816-1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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Space heating
Phase change materials
Pulse code modulation
Solar energy
Melting point
Hot Temperature

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Ermolli, S. R., Koukkari, H., & Bragança, L. (2011). Phase changing materials in building elements. In L. Bragança, H. Koukkari, R. Blok, H. Gervásio, M. Veljkovic, Z. Plewako, & R. P. Borg (Eds.), Integrated Approach towards Sustainable Constructions: Summary Report of Cooperative Activities, COST Action C25: Sustainability of Constructions (pp. 245-256). Malta: University of Malta.
Ermolli, Sergio Russo ; Koukkari, Heli ; Bragança, Luis. / Phase changing materials in building elements. Integrated Approach towards Sustainable Constructions: Summary Report of Cooperative Activities, COST Action C25: Sustainability of Constructions. editor / L. Bragança ; Heli Koukkari ; R. Blok ; H. Gervásio ; M. Veljkovic ; Z. Plewako ; R. P. Borg. Malta : University of Malta, 2011. pp. 245-256
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Ermolli, SR, Koukkari, H & Bragança, L 2011, Phase changing materials in building elements. in L Bragança, H Koukkari, R Blok, H Gervásio, M Veljkovic, Z Plewako & RP Borg (eds), Integrated Approach towards Sustainable Constructions: Summary Report of Cooperative Activities, COST Action C25: Sustainability of Constructions. University of Malta, Malta, pp. 245-256.

Phase changing materials in building elements. / Ermolli, Sergio Russo; Koukkari, Heli; Bragança, Luis.

Integrated Approach towards Sustainable Constructions: Summary Report of Cooperative Activities, COST Action C25: Sustainability of Constructions. ed. / L. Bragança; Heli Koukkari; R. Blok; H. Gervásio; M. Veljkovic; Z. Plewako; R. P. Borg. Malta : University of Malta, 2011. p. 245-256.

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