Print Email Facebook Twitter Phase Change Materials in the building industry Title Phase Change Materials in the building industry Author De Haan, H. Faculty Architecture Department Architectural Engineering & Technology Date 2011-11-04 Abstract This paper is written for the TIDO-course AR0532 Smart & Bioclimatic Design Theory. In this paper is focused on the application of 'phase changing materials' (PCMs) in buildings as a design strategy that deploys local characteristics intelligently into the sustainable design of buildings. This material is applied in buildings to absorb excess heat and cold and so reduce heating and cooling peak loads, and at the same time increase thermal comfort. The main working principles of PCMs, their critical material properties and the various ways in which they can be integrated into buildings are discussed, as well as the history and current developments of PCMs in the building industry. Also the types of application are evaluated and fit into an actual design. Subject AR0532 Smart & Bioclimatic Design Theory To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:3f015574-e474-43a8-a708-f441bc8ddc86 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type student report Rights (c) 2011 De Haan, H.