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Aerogel-Based Plasters and Energy Efficiency of Historic Buildings. Literature Review and Guidelines for Manufacturing Specimens Destined for Thermal Tests

Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Sustainability 2020, 12(22), 9457; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229457
Received: 29 September 2020 / Revised: 7 November 2020 / Accepted: 8 November 2020 / Published: 13 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Preventive Conservation and Energy Efficiency of Heritage Buildings)
This paper presents a literature review about aerogel-based products for building, focusing on the plasters used within the architectural restoration sector. Aerogel has entered the construction field in the last two decades as a component of many insulation products, due to its high thermal performance. Aerogel-based plasters allow the matching of high thermal performance and limited thickness. This makes them suitable when retrofitting an existing building and also when restoring a heritage building. We analyze the results of recent research, focusing on the most commonly used methods for assessing the thermal performances and durability of aerogel-based plasters. As a result of this review, we propose a guideline for manufacturing samples destined for laboratory tests. View Full-Text
Keywords: aerogel; review; aerogel plaster; high-performance thermal insulation; energy-efficient envelopes; built heritage improvement; restoration; thermal characterization; test standards aerogel; review; aerogel plaster; high-performance thermal insulation; energy-efficient envelopes; built heritage improvement; restoration; thermal characterization; test standards
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Del Curto, D.; Cinieri, V. Aerogel-Based Plasters and Energy Efficiency of Historic Buildings. Literature Review and Guidelines for Manufacturing Specimens Destined for Thermal Tests. Sustainability 2020, 12, 9457. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229457

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Del Curto D, Cinieri V. Aerogel-Based Plasters and Energy Efficiency of Historic Buildings. Literature Review and Guidelines for Manufacturing Specimens Destined for Thermal Tests. Sustainability. 2020; 12(22):9457. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229457

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Del Curto, Davide, and Valentina Cinieri. 2020. "Aerogel-Based Plasters and Energy Efficiency of Historic Buildings. Literature Review and Guidelines for Manufacturing Specimens Destined for Thermal Tests" Sustainability 12, no. 22: 9457. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229457

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