, Gao T.
, Grandcolas M.
, Jelle B.P.
, Løvvik O.M.
, Mofid S.A.
, Ng S.
, Sagvolden E.
, Tilset B.G.
, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, NO
High-performance nano insulation materials (Hi-Per NIM) may be developed by exploiting the Knudsen effect for reduced thermal conductivity and thus make thermal insulation materials with a nanoporous air-filled structure. Hence, these NIMs are supposed to [...]
There are urgent needs for fire-proof heat insulations that are particularly used for protection of electric cables in critical power plants. Those insulations must provide sufficient coverages to enormously long cables and even have reduced [...]
The demand for non-toxic building products is pushing manufacturers to look for alternatives to “worst offender” chemicals. While there are long lists of chemicals to avoid (California Prop 65, other governmental lists, and various “red [...]
Concrete is the most used construction material worldwide and, as a consequence, has a significant environmental impact. Cement fabrication accounts for 5 to 10% of the global carbon emission. This has driven scientists to create [...]
A well-known fact is that nearly half of the energy consumed throughout the developed world is used for heating, cooling and lighting of buildings. Buildings are huge energy consumers, since their functions like cooling, heating, [...]
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Materials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability: TechConnect Briefs 2017
Published: May 14, 2017
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Energy & Sustainability
Topics: Materials for Sustainable Building, Sustainable Materials