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Climate applicability study of building envelopes containing phase change materials

Ji, R; Zheng, Y; Zou, Z; Wei, S; Qu, S; (2019) Climate applicability study of building envelopes containing phase change materials. International Journal of Energy Research 10.1002/er.4772. Green open access

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Abstract

SUMMARY Building envelopes incorporating phase change materials (PCMs) can contribute to reducing the energy consumption of buildings and enhance indoor thermal environment comfort. In this study, two building models were developed in EnergyPlus to explore the applicability of using PCMs in different climate zones. Six significantly different cities from five climate zones in China have been investigated. The simulation results reflected that for climates with small fluctuation weather conditions, PCMs with appreciate transition temperature TR can contribute to positive influences on energy saving. For example, in Guangzhou, PCMs with TR of near 26oC and 22oC contribute to the highest energy‐saving rates of 12.0% and 12.4%, for external and internal PCMs addition. And the ideal transition temperature for each climates is subjected to its own outdoor comprehensive temperatures and its indoor set temperature, for external and internal PCMs addition, respectively. For other climates with the big fluctuation weather condition, PCMs' latent heat function to the energy savings is not significant.

Type: Article
Title: Climate applicability study of building envelopes containing phase change materials
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/er.4772
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1002/er.4772
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Energy & Fuels, Nuclear Science & Technology, applicability study, building envelopes, different climates, phase change material, THERMAL PERFORMANCE, FLY-ASH, ENERGY, COMPOSITE, STORAGE, OPTIMIZATION, MECHANISM, SUSTAINABILITY, ENVIRONMENT, PREDICTION
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett Sch of Const and Proj Mgt
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10084232
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