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    • Building integration of PCM for natural cooling of buildings 

      Álvarez, Servando; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Ruiz-Pardo, Álvaro; Castell, Albert; Tenorio, José Antonio (Elsevier, 2013)
      The use of night cooling ventilation in addition of phase change materials (PCMs) is a very powerful strategy for reducing the cooling demand of buildings. Nevertheless, there are inherent drawbacks in the way things ...
    • Design of a prefabricated concrete slab with PCM inside the hollows 

      Cabeza, Luisa F.; Navarro Farré, Lidia; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Castell, Albert; Álvarez, Servando (Elsevier, 2014)
      In the recent years, the integration of heat storage systems inside building components has been applied for heating and cooling purposes. The implementation of the thermal energy storage inside the building is used to ...
    • Energy Efficiency Indicators for Assessing Construction Systems Storing Renewable Energy: Application to Phase Change Material-Bearing Façades 

      Tenorio, José Antonio; Sánchez-Ramos, José; Ruiz Pardo, Álvaro; Álvarez, Servando; Cabeza, Luisa F. (MDPI, 2015)
      Assessing the performance or energy efficiency of a single construction element by itself is often a futile exercise. That is not the case, however, when an element is designed, among others, to improve building energy ...
    • Experimental study of a ventilated facade with PCM during winter period 

      Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Navarro Farré, Lidia; Castell, Albert; Ruiz-Pardo, Álvaro; Álvarez, Servando; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2013)
      The aim of this article is to test experimentally the thermal performance of a ventilated double skin facade (DSF) with phase change material (PCM) in its air channel, during the heating season in the Mediterranean climate. ...
    • Material selection and testing for thermal energy storage in solar cooling 

      Gil, Antoni; Oró Prim, Eduard; Peiró Bell-lloch, Gerard; Álvarez, Servando; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2013)
      The goal of this study is to implement and to test a thermal energy storage (TES) system using different phase change materials (PCM) for solar cooling applications. A high temperature pilot plant able to test different ...
    • PCM incorporation in a concrete core slab as a thermal storage and supply system: proof of concept 

      Navarro Farré, Lidia; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Castell, Albert; Álvarez, Servando; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2015)
      Phase change materials (PCM) have been widely implemented in buildings envelope as passive system as well as in storage tanks for active systems. A new promising technology has been designed to act as a hybrid system ...
    • Solar absorption in a ventilated facade with PCM. Experimental results 

      Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Navarro Farré, Lidia; Castell, Albert; Ruiz-Pardo, Álvaro; Álvarez, Servando; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2012)
      The paper investigates experimentally the thermal performance of a ventilated double skin facade (DSF) with phase change material (PCM) in its air channel, during the heating season in the Mediterranean climate. Two ...
    • Thermal analysis of a ventilated facade with PCM for cooling applications 

      Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Navarro Farré, Lidia; Castell, Albert; Ruiz-Pardo, Álvaro; Álvarez, Servando; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2013)
      A new type of ventilated facade (VF) with macro-encapsulated phase change material (PCM) in its air cavity is presented in this paper. The thermal performance of this special building envelope is experimentally tested ...
    • Thermal energy storage implementation using phase change materials for solar cooling and refrigeration applications 

      Oró Prim, Eduard; Gil, Antoni; Miró, Laia; Peiró Bell-lloch, Gerard; Álvarez, Servando; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2012)
      The final goal of this study is to implement and to test a thermal energy storage (TES) system using different phase change materials (PCM) for solar cooling and refrigeration applications. A high temperature pilot plant ...