Phase-Change Materials Use in Nearly Zero Energy Building Refurbishment



Phase-change materials have a very big potential as a tool for energy demand reduction in buildings, and therefore, their use in nearly zero energy buildings refurbishment is clearly an option. Nevertheless, there are little examples where PCM have been used for such application. This chapter shows examples where PCM have been used in research for new buildings, highlighting the more appropriate options for refurbishment.


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The work is partially funded by the Spanish government (ENE2011-28269-C03-02). The authors would like to thank the Catalan Government for the quality accreditation given to their research group GREA (2009 SGR 534) and research group DIOPMA (2009 SGR 645).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GREA Innovació ConcurrentUniversitat de LleidaLleidaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical EngineeringUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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