NANO INSULATION MATERIALS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS
The advanced thermal insulation materials and solutions for improved thermal resistance have been receiving an ever increasing attention due to their significance for sustainable building. Reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions by development and deployment of sustainable construction technologies, systems and materials in new and existing buildings will be key to addressing the challenge of a transition to nearly zero-energy buildings in Europe by 2020. Nanotechnology promises to make thermal insulation more efficient, less reliant on non-renewable resources as an important strategy on the pathway to green buildings. The application of nano insulation materials to limit the wall thickness is one of the greatest potential energy-saving characteristics for the existing buildings, as well as for the architectural heritage.
This paper examines the potential advantages of using nanotechnology-based high-performance thermal insulation materials in reducing the life cycle energy, reduction of material usage and enhancing the life span of buildings.
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