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dc.contributor.authorH. Christie, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorSkates, Henry
dc.contributor.editorHenry Skates
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-07T22:00:48Z
dc.date.available2017-12-07T22:00:48Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/165055
dc.description.abstractIncreasing awareness of the obligation to preserve energy resources and the rising cost structures of power, has meant that research is needed and in demand to find alternative and more effective means to conserve power and reduce peak demands (Hawes, Feldman & Banu, 1993). In realisation to this need, Phase-Change Materials (PCMs) have been considered and studied extensively for their use as a thermal storage mechanism in buildings. The present study addresses the question however of "how much difference can PCMs potentially make to the thermal performance of lightweight construction, and where is the most beneficial place to incorporate PCMs?" It was found that walls are the most beneficial place to incorporate PCMs; Shape-Stabilised PCM with a tile covering layer is the most beneficial method; and that increasing room size has negative effects on the energy use and thermal comfort temperatures. Overall, this study found PCMs to be beneficial solutions, with the potential to reduce energy consumption by up to 52%.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherANZAScA, Victoria University Wellington
dc.publisher.placeWellington, New Zealand
dc.publisher.urihttp://anzasca.net/conferences/
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename39th Annual Conference of The Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle“Fabricating Sustainability”, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of The Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2005-11-17
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2005-11-19
dc.relation.ispartoflocationWellington, New Zealand
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchitectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120104
dc.titleComparative Study of Potential PCM Applications in light-weight construction to increase thermal performance
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
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gro.rights.copyright© 2005 The Architectural Science Association. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the author(s).
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gro.griffith.authorSkates, Henry


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