THERMAL SCIENCE

International Scientific Journal

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF AN INTERNET OF THINGS-AWARE SMART VENTILATED INSULATION SYSTEM

ABSTRACT
The considerable thicknesses of common insulation systems, applied to the internal or external building envelope, can be inappropriate in the Mediterranean climates for improving buildings’ energy efficiency and their internal comfort at the same time; in fact, the high thicknesses of insulating material provided by legislation standards can be cause of environments’ over-heating and formation of condensation. In this framework, the S-MUnSTa system is an innovative dynamic ventilated insulation system able to overcome condensation and overheating phenomena, also exploiting Internet of Things technologies; the main characteristic of the proposed smart insulation is that the ventilated external layer is equipped with dynamic valves of insulating material, for opening and closing the air channel, with the aim to optimize the thermal performance. In order to guarantee the expected performance of the system, as it has been patented, in this paper an innovative fixing system to install the insulating panels is presented. This new method allows a rapid and easy installation, without any specialization required and with low maintenance costs.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2017-09-06
PAPER REVISED: 2017-12-14
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2017-12-19
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2018-02-18
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI170906024A
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2018, VOLUME 22, ISSUE Supplement 3, PAGES [S909 - S919]
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