Aerogel-based Solutions for the Building Envelope : ABS

Aerogel-based Solutions for the Building Envelope

Chair: Samuel Brunner, Empa, Switzerland

Aerogel – a superinsulation material
  • Superinsulation materials
  • Historic overview on the aerogel
  • Actual and promising production routes

Wim Malfait, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland

Aerogel based solution for energy efficiency on the building envelope
  • Aerogel granulate since 2003 as market solution
  • Aerogel sheets by 2008: the step towards building application
  • Aerogel plaster and aerogel plates since 2012

Samuel Brunner, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland

Aerogel based plaster for retrofitting façades with historical/cultural value
  • Properties and the experience since 2012
  • Examples of external insulation
  • Examples of internal insulation

Severin Hartmeier, Fixit, Switzerland

Application of aerogel technology in curtain wall façades
  • Global perspective on use of aerogel technology in curtain wall façades
  • Application of aerogel technology thermal breaks in high-raised buildings
  • Improving curtain wall energy effectiveness by aerogel technology

David Appelfeld, Building Performance Simulation Specialist, S&T Façade Engineering, Dow Corning Belgium

Innovative high performance façades in high-density buildings
  • Thin high-performance façade: Combining aerogel and vacuum insulation glazing
  • PCM windows: Energy savings and increased thermal comfort through translucent thermal mass
  • Quantification of effects: Simulations and building monitoring

Robert Lüder, GLASSX AG, Zurich, Switzerland

17:45 End of Conference