PCM-Based Glazing Systems and Components

  • Benjamin DurakovićEmail author
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


Glazing systems are exposed to solar radiation and directly thermally coupled with the occupant space contributing to the overheating of the interior. In wintertime, glazings are a significant contributor to heat loss from the heated interior. The application of PCMs within glazed and shaded systems significantly reduces interior temperature variance and heat gain/loss. The latest available concepts based on new materials are applicable to operate just in hot or cold climate areas; they have a common problem with removing the stored heat outside the space in the summer, and they are not efficient for use in hot and cold climates interchangeably. To carry out this research, a series of experiments were done in the laboratory and under environmental conditions while experimentally validated numerical models were used to estimate the behavior of the glazed unit under different conditions. The results show that PCM-based glazings are effective in reducing interior temperature variance, but due to reduced transparency in solid state, it is suitable for building with reduced demand for light.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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