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Syracuse University

2018

Thermal performance

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Retrofit Of The Existing Buildings Using A Novel Developed Aerogel-Based Coating: Results From An In-Field Monitoring, Stefano Fantucci, Elisa Fenoglio, Giulia Grosso, Valentina Serra, Marco Perino, Marco Dutto, Valentina Marino Sep 2018

Retrofit Of The Existing Buildings Using A Novel Developed Aerogel-Based Coating: Results From An In-Field Monitoring, Stefano Fantucci, Elisa Fenoglio, Giulia Grosso, Valentina Serra, Marco Perino, Marco Dutto, Valentina Marino

International Building Physics Conference

The energy retrofit of existing buildings and more in general building rehabilitation represents an important challenge in EU countries since a large part of their building stock is old, poorly insulated and affected by pathologies, i.e. mould growth, with relevant implications on users health other than aesthetical drawbacks. Unfortunately, the energy retrofit of existing buildings and particularly when dealing with historic buildings presents several issues, i.e. the compatibility between the identified solutions and the heritage value or the reduction of the internal space if internal solutions have to be adopted. An emerging solution to address the target of ...


Thermal Performance Of Novel Natural Ventilation Apertures In A High- Performance Single-Family House, Martha Bohm Sep 2018

Thermal Performance Of Novel Natural Ventilation Apertures In A High- Performance Single-Family House, Martha Bohm

International Building Physics Conference

Natural ventilation provides opportunities to reduce residential cooling load in summer, but increasing the operability of a fa├žade potentially increases infiltration, which is already a source of significant winter heat load. Solving both of these simultaneously is challenging. The test building for this study was a prototype house containing a novel ventilator detail which allows for porosity for summer ventilation and a tight, insulated seal in winter. We aimed to determine whether the prototype had low enough infiltration and thermal bridging to be worthy of further laboratory testing and subsequent deployment in more buildings. The test home was blower door ...