Fraunhofer CSE’s Building Enclosures expert Dr. Jan Kosny is hosting Thermal Mass Workshop V on current research and new applications in the areas of thermal storage and thermal stability of buildings in the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL, on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 8 AM to 6 PM. Material manufacturers are invited to participate in the discussion about the possibility of creating the North American PCM Manufacturers Association. To take part in the discussion, register here until November 23, 2016.
The workshop is taking place on the first day of the 13th International Conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings (December 4-8, 2016, Clearwater Beach, FL).
The following sessions will be offered during the whole-day workshop on Sunday, Dec. 4th. Click on the image to enlarge or download.
About the Thermal Mass Workshop
Since 2001, a group of building scientists, architects, and researchers has been meeting during the Thermal Performance of Exterior Envelopes Conference to discuss the current research and new application trends in the areas of thermal storage and thermal stability of buildings.
A modern “massive building” is one, which can utilize thermal excitations coming from the exterior environment to improve overall energy efficiency, manage the building peak energy demand, and allow a coordination of the building energy consumption and solar energy generation with electric power grid dynamics. Significant energy-savings are possible by blending thermally massive building envelopes with natural elements such as sunlight, temperature fluctuations, breezes, and appropriate landscaping. When properly combined, these elements produce a building with less reliance on purchased energy, less environmental impact, and improved thermal comfort.
Today, building designs, utilizing either conventional thermal mass or phase change materials, are receiving wider acclaim due to both energy cost concerns and the increasing interest in the environmental impact of buildings.
- Registration on the website of the 13th International Conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings.