Development and Practical Performance Tests of Building Components with PCM in Showcase Buildings  <<

Akronym PCM-Demo
Funding Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi)
Request for Proposal LowEx: Heizen und Kühlen mit Niedrig-Energie
Supporting Organisation Projekttraeger Jülich - ERG
HFT project director Prof. Dr. Andreas Beck
Duration 01.07.2006 - 31.12.2009
Project description The goal of this project is to support and push the introduction of building products and systems into the market that contain PCMs (Phase Change Materials). PCM systems can be used for passive room cooling as well as to reduce heating and cooling peak loads. The systems will be installed in showcase buildings and monitored under normal operating conditions. Aside from product development, the focus of this research project is primarily on the demonstration aspect. The goal is to support the market introduction of PCM systems by building a equally-equipped showcase buildings. These buildings will be made accessible to those of the interested public and included in publications that serve effectively as advertisements (Internet, professional journals, conferences, etc.).