High performance vacuum insulation panel: development of alternative core materials

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0887-381X(2008)22:4(103)
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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Cold Regions Engineering
Volume22
Issue4
Pages103123; # of pages: 21
Subjectthermal insulation; vacuum insulation panel; core materials; building envelopes; energy efficiency; Insulation
AbstractEnergy efficiency of the built environment greatly depends on the performance of the insulating materials used in the building envelope construction. Vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) offer excellent thermal resistance properties that can enhance the energy efficiency of the insulating systems and provide savings in energy consumption. However, VIP systems are virtually unknown and rarely used for building construction in North America. There is a need to investigate the use of VIPs in various components of building envelopes and their long-term performance. The National Research Council (NRC), Canada, Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) is investigating a number of fundamental aspects related to the performance and construction of VIP, which this paper discusses. More specifically, it reviews the underlying basics behind the functioning of VIPs and presents results from the investigation into the development of alternative core materials for VIP construction.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number49493
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NPARC number20377681
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Record created2012-07-24
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