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Vacuum insulated panels for sustainable buildings: a review of research and applications

Alotaibi, Sultan Sanat; Riffat, Saffa

Authors

Sultan Sanat Alotaibi

Saffa Riffat saffa.riffat@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

New research has identified vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) as highly efficient insulators for use in building construction.
They are reported to be several times more effective than conventional materials of a similar thickness in terms of thermal
conductivity. Because of their smaller space requirement, VIPs maximize the internal usage area of buildings and so reduce
the cost of construction. There are however some obstacles that have hindered the application of VIPs, notably their high
cost, susceptibility to perforation and the long-term water and gas effects that worsen their performance. This paper reviews
the contemporary research on VIP as a state-of-the-art material for building insulation. The main components and physical
principles of VIP performance are discussed. Finally, the review of VIPs available on the market and their performance is
provided.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal International Journal of Energy Research
Print ISSN 0363-907X
Electronic ISSN 0363-907X
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 38
Issue 1
APA6 Citation Alotaibi, S. S., & Riffat, S. (2014). Vacuum insulated panels for sustainable buildings: a review of research and applications. International Journal of Energy Research, 38(1), doi:10.1002/er.3101
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/er.3101
Publisher URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/er.3101/pdf
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
Additional Information Publisher source must be acknowledged with citation

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