Special Issue "Sustainable Materials for Thermal and Noise Insulation of Buildings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2022) | Viewed by 14765
Interests: thermal, optical, and acoustic properties of opaque and transparent building materials; transparent insulating materials (TIMs); nanomaterials; heat transfer; circular economy; waste materials; environmental sustainability; building energy simulation; life cycle assessment; thermal, lighting, and acoustic comfort; environmental noise analysis; renewable energy, energy conversion of biomass
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Interests: thermal, optical, and acoustic properties of opaque and transparent building materials; transparent insulating materials (TIMs); nano-materials; heat transfer; circular economy; waste materials; environmental sustainability; building energy simulation; life cycle assessment; thermal, lighting, and acoustic comfort; environmental noise analysis; renewable energy
Energy efficiency plays a very important role in the design of a building, both in order to improve the interior comfort of the occupants and to fulfill increasing requests for energy saving, as dictated by the increasingly stringent standards at national and international level. The thermal insulation properties of opaque walls and glazing systems have become a fundamental requirement in the building design step: the nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs) have the ultimate aim of limiting heat losses and to reduce energy consumption for buildings’ conditioning. However, in a period in which global warming, the lack of non-renewable energy sources, and the greenhouse effect are the main topics, adequate knowledge of environmental issues is required. The energy performance of the building envelope and the reduction of energy consumption in heating and cooling, which can be achieved by introducing innovative eco-sustainable materials and/or raw materials, could play a fundamental role in the control of global warming and climate change. In addition to the thermal aspect, sound insulation properties are a key issue in acoustic comfort, in line with the recent legislation regulating the passive acoustic requirements of buildings. In this context, it is crucial to consider eco-sustainable materials with low environmental impact that allow good thermal and acoustic insulation of the building envelope.
This Special Issue aims to collect papers on thermal and acoustic characterization of innovative materials with low environmental impact and on their performance in buildings, also evaluated through dynamic simulations. Both reviews and innovative research papers related to the above topics are welcome. Review papers should present comprehensive reference information and present the state-of-the-art of the considered subjects. Details of innovative solutions and materials with low environmental impact able to improve the thermal and acoustic performance of buildings are welcome.
Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subjected to a rigorous peer review procedure, with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Prof. Dr. Cinzia Buratti
Dr. Francesca Merli
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- thermal insulation
- acoustic performance
- sustainable materials
- bio-based materials
- waste materials
- building performance
- energy savings
- environmental impact
- circular economy
- dynamic simulations