PCM Enhanced Building Envelopes presents the latest research in the field of thermal energy storage technologies that can be applied to solar heating and cooling with the aim of shifting and reducing building energy demand. It discusses both practical and technical issues, as well as the advantages of using common phase change materials (PCMs) in buildings as a more efficient, novel solution for passive solar heating/cooling strategies.
The book includes qualitative and quantitative descriptions of the science, technology and practices of PCM-based building envelopes, and reflects recent trends by placing emphasis on energy storage solutions within building walls, floors, ceilings, façades, windows, and shading devices. With the aim of assessing buildings' energy performance, the book provides advanced modeling and simulation tools as a theoretical basis for the analysis of PCM-based building envelopes in terms of heat storage and transfer.
This book will be of interest to all those dealing with building energy analysis such as researchers, academics, students and professionals in the fields of mechanical and civil engineering and architectural design
Benjamin Durakovic is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, International University of Sarajevo. His research interests include energy storage using phase change materials for passive building design, building energy efficiency, design of experiments, and data analysis. He has authored or co-authored many research papers on the aforementioned topics and published in a variety of leading journals including Sustainable Cities and Society, the International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, and the Journal of Materials and Environmental Science. He teaches courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and has participated in more than 20 R&D innovation projects with Bosnian and US companies. Dr Durakovic is actively involved as a reviewer for leading journals and as a journal editor of Periodicals of Engineering and Natural Sciences.
Introduction.- Phase change materials for building envelope systems.- Passive solar heating/cooling strategies with PCM.- PCMs integrated into the building structure.- PCM-integrated glazing systems and components.- PCMs in separate heat and cold storage devices.- Heat storage and transfer mechanisms in PCM-based building envelope systems.- PCM-based building envelope system modeling and simulation.- Conclusion.