Insulation materials

Insulation is a key component of green building design. A well-insulated home should keep your space warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and this in turn cuts down carbon emissions linked to global climate change. In terms of energy efficiency, investing in high levels of insulation materials for your home is more cost-effective than investing in expensive heating technologies. Insulation materials work by resisting heat flow, measured by an R-value (the higher the R-value, the greater the insulation). R-value depends on the type of insulation, its thickness, and its density. In this sight, this study draws attention to the importance of building insulation materials in green buildings' sustainable energy performance.


Breathing features assessment of porous wall units in relation to indoor air quality
Yüncü, Başak; Tavukçuoğlu, Ayşe; Saltık, Emine Nevin (2014-09-24)
Traditional building technologies establishing highly-breathing multi-layered wall systems provide healthy indoor environment and energy efficiency in buildings due to the use of lightweight, porous, water vapour permeable and thermal resistive building materials. The breathing performance of traditional buildings and materials that contribute to the healthy indoor conditions and air quality are needed to be investigated in detail. That knowledge on breathing performance has also vital importance for the im...
Performance assessment of lime-pozzolan mortars with straw aggregate for sound and thermal insulation purposes
Kaplan, Miyase Merve; Ay, Bekir Özer; Department of Building Science in Architecture (2019)
The main concern of the study is to propose lime-based straw-mixed mortars with pozzolanic additives to be used as qualified building materials,particularly for sound and thermal insulation purposes and to assess theirperformance properties in this regard. Compositional properties of a specific type of traditional exterior plaster wereinspiring for the production of porous lime-based straw-mixed mortar samples with high thermal resistivity and sound absorption properties. Se...
Seismic strengthening of a mid-rise reinforced concrete frame using CFRPs: an application from real life
Tan, Mustafa Tümer; Özcebe, Güney; Department of Civil Engineering (2009)
FRP retrofitting allows the utilization of brick infill walls as lateral load resisting elements. This practical retrofit scheme is a strong alternative to strengthen low to mid-rise deficient reinforced concrete (RC) structures in Turkey. The advantages of the FRP applications, to name a few, are the speed of construction and elimination of the need for building evacuation during construction. In this retrofit scheme, infill walls are adopted to the existing frame system by using FRP tension ties anchored ...
Evaluation of floor vibration in an existing building
Semerdöken, Yavuz; Yakut, Ahmet; Department of Civil Engineering (2019)
Vibration serviceability is a major concern in the design of lighter floor systems of newer buildings. Floor vibrations due to walking and rhythmic movements of the occupants should not exceed threshold levels for the comfort of occupants and the protection of sensitive equipment in the buildings. The objective of this study is to evaluate the floor vibration problem reported in a six-story reinforced concrete with two basement floors office building. First, structural system dynamic properties of the build...
Thermal performance optimization of building aspect ratio and south window size in five cities having different climatic characteristics of Turkey
Inanici, MN; Demirbilek, FN (2000-01-01)
The aim of the study is to establish optimum building aspect ratios and south window sizes of residential buildings from thermal performance point of view. The effects of 6 different building aspect ratios and eight different south window sizes for each building aspect ratio are analyzed for apartments located at intermediate floors of buildings, by the aid of the computer based thermal analysis program SUNCODE-PC in five cities of Turkey: Erzurum, Ankara, Diyarbakir, Izmir, and Antalya. The results are eva...
Citation Formats
Ö. Bayer, Insulation materials. 2019, p. 172.