High performance vacuum insulation panel - research update from Canada

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TypeArticle
Journal titleGlobal Insulation Magazine
IssueOctober
Pages915; # of pages: 7
Subjectvacuum insulation panel, thermal insulation, thermal conductivity; 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. There is a need to investigate the use of VIPs in various components of building envelopes and their long-term performance. The Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) of the National Research Council (NRC), Canada is investigating a number of fundamental aspects related to the performance and construction of VIPs, which this article discusses. More specifically, it reviews the fundamentals behind the functioning of VIPs and presents results from the investigation into the development of low-cost core materials for VIP construction.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number48705
18232
NPARC number20377443
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Record created2012-07-24
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