Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency

  • F. Pacheco Torgal
  • Cinzia Buratti
  • Siva Kalaiselvam
  • Claes-Göran Granqvist
  • Volodymyr Ivanov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. C. Buratti, E. Moretti, E. Belloni
    Pages 17-40
  3. Cinzia Buratti, Elisa Moretti, Elisa Belloni
    Pages 41-69
  4. Yu-Xia Ji, Mats Boman, Gunnar A. Niklasson, Claes-Göran Granqvist
    Pages 71-96
  5. Bjørn Petter Jelle, Simen Edsjø Kalnæs
    Pages 167-214
  6. R. Parameshwaran, Siva Kalaiselvam
    Pages 215-243
  7. Anna Laura Pisello, Riccardo Paolini, Maria Vittoria Diamanti, Elena Fortunati, Veronica Lucia Castaldo, Luigi Torre
    Pages 245-278
  8. Cristina Cornaro, Aldo Di Carlo
    Pages 321-355
  9. Maria Kurańska, Aleksander Prociak
    Pages 357-373
  10. Hai M. Duong, Son T. Nguyen
    Pages 411-427
  11. Scott N. Genin, J. Stewart Aitchison, D. Grant Allen
    Pages 429-455
  12. Rosa Cervera Sardá, Cristina Alvarez Vicente
    Pages 457-484
  13. Bjørn Petter Jelle, Simen Edsjø Kalnæs
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This book presents the current state of knowledge on nanomaterials and their use in buildings, ranging from glazing and vacuum insulation to PCM composites. It also discusses recent applications in organic photovoltaics, photo-bioreactors, bioplastics and foams, making it an exciting read while also providing copious references to current research and applications for those wanting to pursue possible future research directions.

Derek Clements-Croome, Emeritus Professor in Architectural Engineering, University of Reading (From the Foreword)

Demonstrating how higher energy efficiency in new and existing buildings can help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, this book details the way in which new technologies, manufacturing processes and products can serve to abate emissions from the energy sector and offer a cost-effective means of improving competitiveness and drive employment.

Maximizing reader insights into how nano and biotech materials – such as aerogel based plasters, thermochromic glazings and thermal energy adsorbing glass, amongst others – can provide high energy efficiency performance in buildings, it provides practitioners in the field with an important high-tech tool to tackle key challenges and is essential reading for civil engineers, architects, materials scientists and researchers in the  area of the sustainability of the built environment.


Biotechnology Building Energy Efficiency Eco-efficient Construction Nanotechnology Sustainable Development

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Pacheco Torgal
    • 1
  • Cinzia Buratti
    • 2
  • Siva Kalaiselvam
    • 3
  • Claes-Göran Granqvist
    • 4
  • Volodymyr Ivanov
    • 5
  1. 1.University of MinhoGuimaraãesPortugal
  2. 2.Department of EngineeringUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Applied ScienceAnna UniversityChennaiIndia
  4. 4.Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  5. 5.Schl of Civil & Environmental EnggNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27503-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27505-5
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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