Long Term Performance of Super-Insulating Materials in Buildings

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the long term performance of superinsulation materials (SIM) and to disseminate knowledge from previous projects. More specifically the project has the following objectives:
•State of the art of a decade of research and development of SIM and their applications in the building sector
•Develop experimental and numerical tools to provide reliable data (properties, durability) for manufacturers and designers
•Produce guidelines for maximum utilization of the potentials of using SIM
•Support standardization and assessment procedures
•Improve knowledge and confidence regarding using SIMs in the building sector, based on analysis of service life, health and sustainability
•Foster a wider public acceptance of SIM in the future by research communication and dissemination
•Use and demonstrate SIMs in the HSB Living Lab and Chalmers Energy on Campus (Epoc).

Above all, two types on SIMs will be covered:
•Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs)
•Advanced Porous Materials (Porous Silica, Aerogel).

The focus lies in three scientific and technical areas:
•Performance and service life
•Practical instructions for installation techniques
•Sustainability (LCA, LCCA, Embodied Energy)

Participants

Bijan Adl-Zarrabi (contact)

Docent vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Pär Johansson

Forskarassistent vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Jun Kono

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Holger Wallbaum

Professor vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding years 2015–2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Building Futures

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

More information

Latest update

2017-03-08