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Bio-based insulation materials and their hygrothermal performance in a building envelope system (ETICS)

Author
Palumbo, M.; Lacasta, A.M; Haurie, L.; Giraldo, M.; Correal, E.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Energy and buildings
Date of publication
2018-09-01
Volume
174
First page
147
Last page
155
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.06.042 Open in new window
Project funding
Identificación de barreras y oportunidades sostenibles en los materiales y aplicaciones del almacenamiento de energía térmica
Sustainable building envelope solutions
Use of plant pith to improve building higrothermal behaviour
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/126064 Open in new window
Abstract
Bio-based insulation materials (such as wood or hemp) are emerging as a promising alternative in building envelope applications, aiming at improving in-use energy efficiency. When compared to common insulation materials (rock and glass wool or petrol-based foams) bio-based materials present the advantage of being renewable, with a low embodied energy and CO2 neutral or negative. Moreover, these materials have a distinct hygrothermal performance, as the sorption/desorption of water vapour in thei...
Citation
Palumbo, M., Lacasta, A.M, Haurie, L., Giraldo, M., Correal, E. Bio-based insulation materials and their hygrothermal performance in a building envelope system (ETICS). "Energy and buildings", 1 Setembre 2018, vol. 174, p. 147-155.
Keywords
Bio aggregates, Bio-based materials, Construction, Corn pith, Hygrothermal performance, Thermal insulation
Group of research
GICITED - Interdisciplinary Group on Building Scienceand and Technology

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