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Thermal energy storage in building integrated thermal systems: A review. Part 2. Integration as passive system

Navarro, Lidia, de Gracia, A, Niall, Dervilla, Castell, Albert, Browne, Maria, McCormack, Sarah, Griffiths, Philip and Cabeza, Luisa (2016) Thermal energy storage in building integrated thermal systems: A review. Part 2. Integration as passive system. Renewable Energy, 85 . pp. 1334-1356. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2015.06.064

Abstract

Energy consumption trends in residential and commercial buildings show a significant increase in recent decades. One of the key points for reducing energy consumption in buildings is to decrease the energy demand. Buildings envelopes are not just a structure they also provide protection from outdoor weather conditions always taking into account the local climate. Thermal energy storage has been used and applied to the building structure by taking advantage of sensible heat storage of materials with high thermal mass. But in recent years, researchers have focused their studies on the implementation of latent heat storage materials that if well incorporated could have high potential in energy demand reduction without occupying the space required by sensible storage. The aim of this study is to review the thermal energy storage passive systems that have been integrated in building components such as walls, ceilings or floors, and to classify them depending on their component integration.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Building integrated; Latent heat storage; Passive system; Sensible heat storage; Thermal energy storage
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
Built Environment Research Institute
ID Code:32579
Deposited By: Professor Philip Griffiths
Deposited On:11 Nov 2015 12:11
Last Modified:08 Oct 2016 14:42

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