Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Numerical and experimental evaluation of a granular PCM-enhanced plaster for historic building application

Eleonora Baccega, Michele Bottarelli
University of Ferrara, Italy

Abstract: The construction sector represents more than one-third of the global energy consumption, and a consistent part of the building stock is made of historical buildings. The application of phase change materials (PCMs) mixed within the plaster represents a tangible possibility to improve the performances of historical buildings without violating any legal restriction. In this study experimental tests and numerical simulations were carried out with the focus on lime plaster, suitable and reliable for the restoration of historic buildings, and on granular PCM, recently introduced after the European project TESSe2b (TESSe2b).
Keywords: thermal energy storage (TES), granular phase change materials (PCMs), Cultural Heritage, energy efficiency
Pages: 2335 - 2342