Mediterranean countries are experiencing a strong cooling demand increase in residential buildings. This requirements can lead to a higher energy end use in the building sector and, as a consequence, affect the quality of the built environment. Reflective coatings or paintings can be applied on the opaque components of the building envelope, reducing the surface temperature and the cooling loads in the built environment. The paper presents the first results on the surface temperature monitoring and the optical characterisation of several reflective samples and the influence of cool roof on the air temperature of an Italian residential building.
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006 - , Portugal|
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …
|Conference||Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006|
|Period||1/1/06 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
Daneo, A., Fasano, G., & Zinzi, M. (2006). Use of reflective materials to reduce the indoor and outdoor air temperature at mediterranean latitudes. Paper presented at Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006, Portugal.