Development and Investigation of New Materials and Technologies for Utilization in Zero Emission Buildings

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The demand for zero emission buildings (ZEB) and energy-producing buildings is increasing along with the growing focus on material resource abundance and scarcity, energy efficiency, renewable and non-polluting energy sources and carriers, and environmental impact. [...]

High-Performance Nano Insulation Materials for Energy-Efficient Buildings

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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 [...]

A Review of Research Pathways and Opportunities for Building Integrated Photovoltaics from a Materials Science Perspective

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The demand for energy-efficient and energy-harvesting buildings is increasing, hence initiating the exploration of miscellaneous solutions. Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) may in this respect represent a powerful and versatile tool for achieving the ever increasing [...]

The High Performance Thermal Building Insulation Materials of Beyond Tomorrow – From Concept to Experimental Investigations

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A major key strategy to achieve energy-efficient buildings is the development of high performance thermal building insulation materials, also often called superinsulation. A possible and promising way to reach these advanced insulation materials is to [...]