Advanced Building Envelope Components: Comparative Experiments focuses on the latest research in innovative materials, systems and components, also providing a detailed technical explanation on what this breakthrough means for building exteriors and sustainability. Topics include a discussion of transparent envelope components, including intelligent kinetic skins, such as low-e coatings, high vs. low silver content in glass, solar control coatings, such as silver vs. niobium vs. tin, and more. In addition, opaque envelope components are also presented, including opaque dynamic facades, clay lining vs. plasterboard and nano clayed foams.
- Includes real case studies that explore, in detail, the behavior of different envelopes
- Presents laboratory tests on existing insulation (if any, through samples extracted on-site) to quantify actual performances
- Provides the tools and methods for comparing, selecting and testing materials and components for designing effective building envelopes
- Covers both transparent and opaque envelope components, as well as opaque dynamic facades
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Part Two: Opaque Envelope Components 7. Introduction: towards Climate Adaptive building Shells 8. External side 9. Internal side 10. Envelope core
Part Three: Comparing components: The Occupant's Behaviour 11. Introduction: towards users' inclusion in energy (retrofit) strategies 12. Passive vs active users
Part Four: Experimental Methods 13. Introduction 14. Experimental methods in laboratory 15. Experimental methods on-site 16. Mock-up
Francesca Stazi, Ph.D, is Associate Professor at Polytechnic University of Marche. She carries out experimental and numerical research activities in the field of Building Science and Technology. The aim is to optimize the building envelope in terms of energy saving, thermal comfort, environmental sustainability and durability of the components. The researches cover new and existing envelopes, ventilated facades and passive solar systems. The acquired knowledge was applied in the patenting of two industrial inventions, an innovative ventilated thermal insulation and a GFRP frame for windows. The results of the studies are reported in 65 publications, including 25 papers on international ISI journals. She is also a reviewer for various international ISI Journals.