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TitlePhase change materials and energy efficiency of buildings: A review of knowledge
Author(s)Cunha, S. R. L.
Aguiar, J. L. Barroso de
KeywordsConstruction materials
Energy Efficiency
Energy poverty
Phase Change Material (PCM)
Issue dateFeb-2020
JournalJournal of Energy Storage
Citationda Cunha, S. R. L., & de Aguiar, J. L. B. (2020). Phase change materials and energy efficiency of buildings: A review of knowledge. Journal of Energy Storage, 27, 101083
Abstract(s)Nowadays, the energy efficiency of buildings is one of the biggest preoccupations, due to the high negative impacts in the environment, economy and society. The utilization of phase change materials (PCM) in construction industry was been developed by several authors around the world. In this study, the connections between the PCM, energy efficiency and energy poverty are presented. The main PCM characteristics and an exhaustive description of the PCM application in buildings, more specifically in walls, floors, ceilings and glazed areas, are also presented.
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