Innovative Materials for Building Energy Efficiency: Preparation, Characterization, Properties and Applications contains informative information on how to bridge energy gaps in buildings using innovative materials. The ideologies and assessments presented give immediate solutions to existing building structures, thus making them energy efficient. It 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 table
- 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, Materials and Buildings 2. Energy Efficiency in Buildings 3. Buildings and Materials 4. Overview of Preparation, Characterization and Properties of Materials 5. Innovative Cement-based Materials 6. Alternative Cementitious Materials 7. Sustainable Bio-Inspired Building Materials 8. Embodied Energy and Low Carbon Materials 9. Materials for Building Envelopes 10. Thermal Energy Storage Materials 11. Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials 12. Nanomaterials-based Phase Change Materials 13. Nanomaterials for Efficient Building Envelopes 14. Smart Materials for Energy Efficient Buildings 15. Applications of Materials in Buildings 16. Building Materials: Present and Future Trends
R. Parameshwaran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology & Science-Pilani (BITS-Pilani), Hyderabad Campus, India. His research interests include thermal energy storage, nanomaterials, building energy efficiency, and sustainability
Ram, V. Vinayaka
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. He is actively involved in the indigenous development of equipment for material characterization. His research focus has been on civil engineering materials and sustainable material technologies.
R. Karunakaran is an Associate Professor and Dean of Mechanical Engineering at the UCE, Kancheepuram, Anna University, Chennai, India. His research focus includes high performance and green buildings and their design towards accomplishing energy efficiency in the built environment.
Nandanavanam Jalaiah is currently working for BITS-Pilani at Hyderabad Campus, India and his main research interests are materials for energy efficiency, conservation and management, the fibre/matrix interface in advanced composites, heat transfer in nanofluids and phase change materials.