Green Building and Phase Change Materials: Characteristics, Energy Implications and Environmental Impacts


Mildred Coleman-Sanders (Editor)

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI026000

Buildings are made completely of materials. Hence, in this book, the characteristics of materials used in green buildings is elaborated on, including for green roofs and green facades. For the purpose of energy structural reduction and saving, a strategy designed by the authors is explained as well. The last two chapters explore phase change energy materials and their related technologies.

The chapters introduce newly developed experimental characterization technique and numerical simulation method for PCMs (phase change microcapsules), as well as microPCMS, which have drawn great interest due to their high heat capacity and easy manipulating and operating, and thus are potentially applicable in various industries.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Materials – A Major Component of Green Buildings
(B.Y.R. Surnam, Senior Lecturer, Mechanical and Production Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius)

Green Roofs and Green Facades for Energy Savings in Buildings
(Gabriel Pérez, Julià Coma, Luisa F. Cabeza, GREA Innovació Concurrent research group, CREA building, University of Lleida, C/Pere de Cabrera, Lleida, Spain)

Green Building: Characteristics, Energy Implications and Environmental Impacts. Case Study in Reggio Calabria
(Domenico Enrico Massimo, Associate Professor of Urban Appraisal and Economics, SSD ICAR22, Geomatic Valuation University Laboratory (Ge Va U L), Mediterranean University in Reggio Calabria, Italy)

Heat Conduction and Heat Storage Characterizations of Phase-Change Microcapsules
(Lin Qiu, Xinghua Zheng, Meng Liu, Peng Yue and Dawei Tang, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of China)

Microencapsulated Phase Chang Materials: Synthesis and Improvement of Thermal Physical Properties
(Fangyu Cao and Bao Yang, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland, US)


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