Reflective coatings for interior and exterior of buildings and improving thermal performance
2013 (English)In: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 103, 562-570 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The importance of reducing building energy usage and thriving for more energy efficient architectures, has nurtured creative solutions and smart choices of materials in the last few decades. Among those are optimizing surface optical properties for both interior and exterior claddings of the building. Development in the coil-coating steel industries has now made it possible to allocate correct optical properties for steel clad buildings with improved thermal performance. Although the importance of the exterior coating and solar gain are thoroughly studied in many literatures, the effect of interior cladding are less tackled, especially when considering a combination of both interior and exterior reflective coatings. This paper contemplates the thermal behavior of small cabins with reflective coatings on both interior and exterior cladding, under different conditions and climates with the aim to clarify and point out to the potential energy saving by smart choices of clad coatings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Elsevier , 2013. Vol. 103, 562-570 p.
Reflective coatings, Low energy building, Energy simulation, Total solar reflectance, Interior thermal emittance
Energy Systems Building Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118288DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2012.10.019ISI: 000314669500053ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84871715773OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-118288DiVA: diva2:813965