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2.1.49 Use of Phase Change Materials (PCMs)

2.1.49 Use of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) Description PCMs could be used in external walls or in windows glasses to give more thermal inertia to the building. These types of materials are able to accumulate heat and then, after a determined period, release it changing its phase. Benefits Reduce peak loads in [...]

2017-11-03T11:33:19+00:00

2.1.32 Substitution of transparent for opaque insulated envelope

2.1.32 Substitution of transparent for opaque insulated envelope Description The measure consists in replacing windows with opaque insulated panels to reduce energy losses and air infiltrations through transparent enclosures. The opaque panels provide shading to the building, reducing solar radiation and avoiding overheating in hot climates. Benefits [...]

2017-11-03T11:23:08+00:00

2.1.47 Use of argon in chambers of double and triple glazing

2.1.47 Use of argon in chambers of double and triple glazing Description This measure consists in the use of argon gas instead of air to fill the chamber between double or triple glass panes. Argon is more efficient than air because its transmittance is lower. Benefits Increase the soundproofing performance Low transmittance [...]

2017-11-03T11:21:44+00:00

2.1.16 Installation of efficient windows (solar control double glazing with wood frames)

2.1.16 Installation of efficient windows (solar control double glazing with wood frames) Description This measure consists in the replacement of inefficient windows (e.g. aluminium frame without thermal brake and single glazing) for an efficient one with solar control double glazing and wood frames. Solar control glasses have the property of reflecting part of the energy [...]

2017-11-02T11:36:45+00:00

2.1.41 Installation of fixed external systems for solar shading (overhangs)

2.1.41 Installation of fixed external systems for solar shading (overhangs) Description The measure consists in installing overhangs above windows to avoid direct solar radiations in summer. The depth of overhangs will be calculated depending of latitude and climate. The selected depth should allow the crossing of solar radiation in winter to contribute at heat gains. [...]

2017-11-02T09:21:57+00:00