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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

2.1.39 Adding a electrochromic window film

2.1.39 Adding a electrochromic window film Description An electrochromic window film is able to change the transparency or the colour of the glass where it is applied thanks to an electrical voltage which passes across it. The passage from one state to another can be done manually, with n ON/OFF switch or [...]

2017-11-02T09:11:51+00:00

2.1.31 Improvement of the percentage of transparent envelope

2.1.31 Improvement of the percentage of transparent envelope Description The measure consists in creating new windows in the external walls to gain more light and/or solar contribution. In temperate/warm climate, the new transparent surfaces should be located, if more natural light is necessary, at north side to avoid direct solar radiation in [...]

2017-10-23T08:04:19+00:00

2.1.8 Adding or increasing internal insulation in floors

2.1.8 Adding or increasing internal insulation in floors Description This measure consists in adding a layer of thermal insulation to the internal face of the floors with the goal of reducing the thermal transmittance. This measure is of interest for 1 or 2-storey buildings. It is a simple implementation work and it [...]

2017-10-17T07:16:22+00:00