Transparent multilayer ETFE panels for building envelope: Thermal transmittance evaluation and assessment of optical and solar performance decay due to soiling

Andrea G. Mainini, Tiziana Poli, Riccardo Paolini, Michele Zinzi, Lorenzo Vercesi

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Abstract

This paper is divided in two sections. The first section present the measurement and evaluation of soiling effects of spectral light and solar transmittance decay of Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene Copolymer (ETFE) membranes after three and six months of exposure in Milano city outdoor urban conditions, with different tilt and orientation. The obtained values where use to compute thermal and solar properties of a multilayer ETFE panel. The second section presents the results of an experimental campaign for measuring thermal transmittance of a non-pneumatic and non-cushion shape double layer ETFE sample panel realized with two membranes parallel to each other and tensioned on a frame. The thermal transmittance measurement reflects ISO 9869 measurement approach combined with the use of a thermographic camera to evaluate surface temperatures over the sample panel.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2nd International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, SHC 2013 - , Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

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Conference2nd International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, SHC 2013
CountryGermany
Period1/1/14 → …

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Mainini, A. G., Poli, T., Paolini, R., Zinzi, M., & Vercesi, L. (2014). Transparent multilayer ETFE panels for building envelope: Thermal transmittance evaluation and assessment of optical and solar performance decay due to soiling. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, SHC 2013, Germany. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.02.147