Nano-based materials for energy efficient buildings have been receiving an ever increasing attention due to their advantages regarding to energy efficiency and environmental impact. For this purpose, this paper investigated the potential of using Nano-based materials represented in aerogel as a nano-based thermal insulation material and Nanogel glazing system to improve the efficiency of the building envelope and reduce cooling energy and achieve energy conservation in buildings through a simulation process conducted on an office building in smart village as a case study. Firstly the paper investigated separately the energy performance of these nano- based building envelope materials, it is found that there is a reduction in the total building energy consumption 2.17% and 4.93% respectively. The reduction in the cooling energy consumption was 3.15% and 7.41 %. Secondly the paper investigated using a combination of the two nano-based building envelope materials which resulted in 7.42% reduction in the total building energy consumption and 10.78% reduction in the cooling energy consumption.
Elbony, Fatma E .
"Investigating Nanomaterials Performance for Energy Efficient Building Envelope,"
International Design Journal: Vol. 11
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/faa-design/vol11/iss3/5