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Materials for Sustainable Building

Materials for Green Building

Symposium Co-Chairs

Jan KośnyJan Kośny
Research Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Robert RyanRobert Ryan
Chief Executive Officer/President
Twining, Inc.

Key Speakers

Zhaofeng ChenDesign and Application of Integration Vacuum Insulation Panel (IVIP) in Passive Zero Energy Building
Zhaofeng Chen
Head of the Department of Materials and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Sven MummeSven Mumme
Envelope Technology Manager Building Technologies Office
U.S Department of Energy

Jianqiang WeiMitigating Alkali-Silica Reaction in Sustainable Concrete using Functionalized Clay Nanoparticles
Jianqiang Wei
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Harjit SinghResearch issues facing vacuum insulation panels
Harjit Singh
Senior Lecturer, Brunel University London, United Kingdom

Phalguni MukhopadhyayaThe Conundrum and Reality – Aging of Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) in Buildings
Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada

Umberto BerardiUmberto Berardi
Associate Professor, BeTOP Lab Director
Ryerson University, Canada

Jan KośnyReduction of corrosion potential of phenolic-based thermal insulation products
Jan Kośny
Research Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

The development of new materials and devices for more sustainable buildings provides one of the greatest opportunities for environmental change. The energy consumption of houses and buildings accounts for 40% of all energy used. Producing that energy generates about 36% of total carbon dioxide emissions. A range of new materials and solutions are being developed that promise significant improvements in the sustainability and efficiency of buildings.

Join industry leaders and innovators from government, industrial and academic laboratories to discuss new and what's next, from super-insulating materials, building integrated photovoltaics and innovative lighting, to new roofing and window materials, novel coatings, and new sustainable construction materials.

 
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Symposium Sessions

Monday June 29

10:30Materials for Sustainable Building
1:30Frontiers in Building Insulation

Tuesday June 30

10:30Concrete Innovations
4:00Sustainability & Efficiency Innovations - Posters

Symposium Program

Monday June 29

10:30Materials for Sustainable Building
Session chair: Jan Kośny, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, US; Robert Ryan, Twining, Inc., US
TBA
S. Mumme, U.S. Department of Energy, US
Corrosion Potential Reduction of Phenolic-Based Cellular Plastic Insulation
J. Kosny, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, US
A High-Performance Wood Strand Composite Material for Building Envelopes
V. Yadama, M. Mohammadabadi, Washington State University, US
Highly Transparent and Thermal Insulating Window Material with Engineered Material Gradient
S. Ren, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, US
Photoelectrochromic Film for Color Changing Windows
C.H. Han, S. Hong, Korea Institute of Energy Research, KR
1:30Frontiers in Building Insulation
Session chair: Jan Kośny, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, US, Bjørn Petter Jelle, Norwegian University of Science, Technology (NTNU), NO
The Conundrum and Reality – Aging of Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) in Buildings
P. Mukhopadhyaya, University of Victoria, CA
Research issues facing vacuum insulation panels
H. Singh, Brunel University of London, UK
Design and Application of Integration Vacuum Insulation Panel (IVIP) in Passive Zero Energy Building
Z. Chen, M. Li, S. Asim, Y. Li, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, CN
Development and characterization of an aerogel–graphite polyurethane spray-foam composite
U. Berardi, Ryerson University, CA
Tailor-Making Nano Insulation Materials with Lowered Thermal Conductivity by Utilizing the Knudsen Effect
B.P. Jelle, S.A. Mofid, M. Grandcolas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) / SINTEF Community, NO
A Market Outlook for the Aerogel Industry
R. Collins, IDTechEx, UK

Tuesday June 30

10:30Concrete Innovations
Session chair: Jan Kośny, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, US, Robert Ryan, Twining, Inc., US
Mitigating Alkali-Silica Reaction in Sustainable Concrete using Functionalized Clay Nanoparticles
J. Wei, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, US
Development of “CO2Concrete” technology for the manufacture of concrete products by carbon dioxide mineralization
G. Falzone, I. Mehdipour, G. Sant, University of California, Los Angeles, US
Design of Ambient-Cured Geopolymer Concrete Using the Taguchi Method
N.A. Farhan, M.N. Sheikh, M.N.S. Hadi, University of Wollongong, AU
Predicting Concrete’s Strength by Machine Learning
M. Bauchy, G. Sant, University of California, Los Angeles, US
Production and characteristics of hydrothermal nanosilica
V. Potapov, D. Gorev, Research Geotechnological Center, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, RU
4:00Sustainability & Efficiency Innovations - Posters
Accurate Pole Testing can increase Resilience of Power Supply Grid and save billions of dollars at the same time
K. Deuar, Kris Deuar & Associates, Inc., US
Why the Shale Oil & Gas Industry is Rapidly Embracing Prescriptive Analytics
M. Drouven, J. Eason, Exenity, US
Quality of Energy in the Photovoltaic Generation through Interaction Between Inverters of Different Manufacturers Connected at Electric Grid
J. Bione Melo Filho, J. Genilson Azevedo, Companhia Hidro Elétrica do São Francisco - Chesf, BR
Sobradinho (BA) Floating Photovoltaic Platform - Challenges and Implementation Strategies
J. Bione Melo Filho, P. Sinval, Companhia Hidro Elétrica do São Francisco - Chesf, BR
Review on Functional Mixed Anion Layered Compounds and Computational Chemical Analysis on a Representative MALC, Sr2VFeAsO3-δ
Y. Kamihara, Keio University, JP
Cooling and Heating with Ground Source Energy
A.bdeen Omer, Energy Research Institute (ERI), UK
A Portable Nuclear Fusion Powered Generator
M. Paluszek, S. Thomas, C. Swanson, S. Cohen, Princeton Fusion Systems, US
An Innovative Nanotechnology-Based Clean and Highly-Efficient Combustion Engine
B. Chehroudi, Advanced Technology Consultants, US
Reinforcing circular concrete columns reinforced with GFRP bars and helices
H. Karim, M.N. Sheikh, M.N.S. Hadi, University of Wollongong, AU
60Hertz Microgrid Maintenance Software
P. Foster Wilder, 60Hertz Microgrids, US
Measurement and Verification (M&V) Guidelines for Shipboard Applications
S.B. Earni, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
Cost effective mitigation of wildfire risk generated by power lines
K. Deuar, Kris Deuar & Associates, Inc., US
Funnel Type Underwater Energy Harvesting Equipment
J. Lee, Andong National University, KR
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