Innovative Materials for Building Energy Efficiency: Preparation, Characterization, Properties and Applications contains informative information on how to bridge the energy gaps in buildings through the use of innovative materials. The publication of this book suggests that the ideologies and assessments dealt with can give immediate solutions to existing building structures, thus making them energy efficient. This book addresses the key energy challenges that need to be confronted in all aspects of materials science, technology and sustainability.
- Presents a comprehensive tool for immediate reference on the state-of-the-art on innovative and advanced building materials, their characterization, properties and applications
- Includes a clear explanation, discussion and presentation of topics using user-friendly graphics and tables
- Contains chapters exclusively dedicated to nanotechnology-based materials, smart materials and embodied energy for improving building energy efficiency
- Creates a benchmark for representing building energy efficiency through the collection and presentation of state-of-the art information on materials
1. Energy and Materials 2. Building Energy Efficiency 3. Materials Science and Energy Efficiency in Building 4. Overview of Preparation, Characterization and Properties of Materials 5. Innovative Cement-based Materials for Energy Buildings 6. Alternative Cementitious Materials for Buildings 7. Sustainable Bio-Inspired Building Materials 8. Embodied Energy and Low Carbon Materials in Buildings 9. Materials for Building Envelopes 10. Thermal Storage Materials for Energy Efficient Buildings 11. Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials for Building Energy Applications 12. Nanomaterials-based Phase Change Materials for Energy Buildings 13. Nanomaterials for Energy Efficient Construction of Buildings 14. Smart Materials for Energy Efficient Buildings 15. Applications of Materials in Buildings 16. Present Trends and Futuristic Developments
Appendix I Units and Conversions Factors Appendix II Energy Consumption Data by Sector-wise Appendix III Basic Data on Elements and Their Properties Appendix IV Properties of Materials Appendix V Summary of High Performance Buildings Incorporated with Innovative Materials
Dr. R. Parameshwaran is a Research Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Centre for Nanoscience and Technology at Anna University, Chennai.
V Vinayaka Ram is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS-Pilani), Hyderabad campus, India.
Jalaiah Nandanavanam received his B.Tech (1993), M.E. (1996), and Ph.D. (2001) degrees in Mechanical Engineering respectively from JNTU Hyderabad, MS University of Baroda and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, INDIA. He is currently working for BITS-Pilani at the Hyderabad Campus and has more than 12 years of experience in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in thermal engineering.
R. Karunakaran is presently an Associate Professor and Dean of Mechanical Engineering at the UCE, Kancheepuram, Anna University, Chennai, India.