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Development of transparent and opaque vacuum insulation panels for energy efficient buildings

: Kucukpinar, Esra; Miesbauer, Oliver; Carmi, Yoash; Fricke, Marc; Gullberg, Leif; Erkey, Can; Caps, Roland; Rochefort, Malcolm; Galvez Moreno, Araceli; Delgado, Clara; Koehl, Michael; Holdsworth, Paul; Noller, Klaus

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Energy Procedia 78 (2015), S.412-417
ISSN: 1876-6102
International Building Physics Conference (IBPC) <6, 2015, Torino>
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IVV ()
Fraunhofer ISE ()

One reason for heat losses in buildings is inadequate insulation. Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) is emerging as a promising solution, being more energy efficient than conventional insulation materials, thinner and lighter. A VIP is made by placing a core insulation material inside a gas-barrier envelope and evacuating the air from inside the panel. The limitations to wide-scale VIP commercialization lie in lack of low-cost and high-volume processes to turn them into products suitable for use in buildings, and their short in-service lifetimes. These drawbacks were researched in a European funded project "NanoInsulate", and this paper gives an overview of results.