IEA-EBC Annex 65: Long-Term Performance of Super-Insulating Materials in Building Components & Systems was a research project set up to investigate the potential long-term benefits and risks of newly developed super insulation materials and systems and to provide guidelines for their optimal design and use.
The project focused on two super insulating materials: Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) and advanced-porous materials, such as porous silica and aerogel.
The work started in 2013 and was divided in four sub-tasks. A report was published for each sub-task and they are available for download by clicking the links below:
- Subtask 1: State of the Art on Materials & Components – Case Studies led by Ulrich Heinemann, ZAE Bayern
- Subtask 2: Characterization of materials & components – Laboratory Scale led by Andreas Holm, FIW Munich
- Subtask 3: Practical Applications – Retrofitting at the Building Scale – Field scale led by Bijan Adl-Zarrabi, Chalmers University
- Subtask 4: Sustainability – LCC, LCA, EE – Risk & Benefit led by Holger Wallbaum, Chalmers University