PCM-Based Building Envelope Systems

Innovative Energy Solutions for Passive Design

  • Benjamin Duraković

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


PCM Enhanced Building Envelopes presents the latest research in the field of thermal energy storage technologies that can be applied to solar heating and cooling with the aim of shifting and reducing building energy demand. It discusses both practical and technical issues, as well as the advantages of using common phase change materials (PCMs) in buildings as a more efficient, novel solution for passive solar heating/cooling strategies.

The book includes qualitative and quantitative descriptions of the science, technology and practices of PCM-based building envelopes, and reflects recent trends by placing emphasis on energy storage solutions within building walls, floors, ceilings, façades, windows, and shading devices. With the aim of assessing buildings’ energy performance, the book provides advanced modeling and simulation tools as a theoretical basis for the analysis of PCM-based building envelopes in terms of heat storage and transfer.

This book will be of interest to all those dealing with building energy analysis such as researchers, academics, students and professionals in the fields of mechanical and civil engineering and architectural design


Energy Storage Latent Heat Energy Storage Thermal Performance of Buildings Passive Design Strategies Phase Change Materials Building Envelope Building Energy Demand Reduction

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and Natural SciencesInternational University of SarajevoSarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-38334-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-38335-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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