The Incorporation of PCM Enhanced Building Material in Envelopes for Energy Saving Purposes
Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU) in Lebanon
University of La Rochelle (ULR) in France
Dr. Ameur Hamami from ULR
Dr. Talal Salem from NDU
April 24, 2023
March 31, 2023
Phase Change Material, Concrete, Energy Saving, Building envelope, Heating & Cooling, Hospitals
Civil Engineering Student who is currently pursuing a Master’s
Degree, with a background in materials and energy efficiency in the built
All relevant results will be published in international journals and presented at national and international conferences. In addition, if these materials perform well, the patentability of any new results will be considered before any public disclosure.
Phase Change Materials (PCM) are substances that can absorb, store, and release heat energy upon phase changes based on their melting temperatures. At NDU, we are researching and working towards enhancing building materials and making them energy efficient. The use of PCM enhanced materials in building envelopes, including hospitals, will directly relate to a decrease in the heating and cooling loads of the buildings, hence reducing energy demands, while also enhancing the indoor thermal comfort.
To validate the framework, quality tests must be performed on the materials. Several tests were already done; however, some remain undone due to their unavailability in Lebanon. The objective of this training is to conduct these remaining tests to get a full image of the properties of these materials. These tests include: Thermal conductivity/resistance, sound, and aging tests.
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