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Research Publications in journals:
Experimental study of the thermal-energy performance of an insulated vegetal facade under summer conditions in a continental mediterranean climate
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Materials for electric engineering and electronics,
  • Technologies of integration for engineering and electronics,
  • Photon light receptor devices
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Abstract
The use of vegetal systems in facades affects the reduction of the buildings' energy demand, the attenuation of the urban heat island (UHI) and the filtration of pollutants present in the air. Even so, up to now the knowledge about the effect of this type of systems on the thermal performance of insulated facades is limited. This article presents the results of an experimental study carried out in a vegetal facade located in a continental Mediterranean climate zone. The objective is to study the effect of a vegetal finishing, formed by plants and substrate, on the thermal-energy performance of an insulated facade under summer conditions. To this effect, the thermal data obtained from two full-scale experimental mock-ups of the same dimensions and composition of the enclosure and only different in the south facade's enclosure where one incorporates a vegetation layer are compared and analysed. The results show that, in spite of the high thermal resistance of the enclosure, the effect of the vegetation is very positive, particularly in the warmer hours of the day. Therefore, vegetal facades can be used as a passive cooling strategy, reducing the consumption of energy for refrigeration and improving the comfort conditions of the users. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
International
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JCR
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Title
Building And Environment
ISBN
0360-1323
Impact factor JCR
2,7
Impact info
Volume
77
10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.03.019
Journal number
From page
61
To page
76
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Francesca Olivieri (UPM)
  • Autor: Lorenzo Olivieri (UPM)
  • Autor: Fco. Javier Neila Gonzalez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
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