Integration and Performance of Phase Change Materials (PCM) in the Building Envelope

Chair: Craig Farnham, College of Human Life Science, Osaka City University, Japan

Thermal performance of lightweight walls with phase change materials (PCM)
  • Numerical model and thermal performance parameters
  • Thermal performance analysis
  • Differences between air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned conditions

Efraín Moreles, Institute of Renewable Energy, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Morelos, México

Difficulties of heat transfer from PCM type board to ambient room
  • Description and application of PCM panels
  • Measuring of changes on convection and radiation parameters on the panel surface
  • Simulation of applications of PCM panels

Martin Zálešák, Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic

Simulation of the thermal performance of translucent phase change materials and whole-building energy implications
  • Translucent phase change materials
  • Modelling of thermal heat storage and radiative processes
  • Simulation case study

Philipp Kräuchi, Dep. Of Architecture, Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts, Switzerland

Application of PCM panels of different solidus temperatures on inner wall surfaces to reduce seasonal heating/cooling loads
  • Results of two PCM applications for summer and winter seasons in a subtropical climate
  • CFD analysis of seasonal PCM board applications; analysis of thermal loads
  • Optimization of seasonal PCM applications on inner wall surface to reduce air-conditioning load

Craig Farnham, Dep. of Housing and Environmental Design, College of Human Life Science, Osaka City University, Japan

A comprehensive approach to Passive House envelope design
  • Synthesis and scale-up of thermo-regulating microcapsules containing PCMs
  • Integration of thermo-regulating micro-capsules into building materials
  • Characterization of the building envelope's thermal behaviour

Juan F. Rodríguez, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Technology, University of Castilla, La Mancha, Spain

Ultramarine blue pigment with thermal storage for buildings
  • Fabrication of the pigment with thermal storage capability
  • Material durability
  • Possible future implications

María Isabel Arriortua, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad del País Vasco, Bizkaia, Spain

15:30 Coffee Break