The Study on Thermal Performance Evaluation of Building Envelope with VIPs

  • Jeon, Wan-Pyo (Dept. of Energy System Engineering, Kongju National University) ;
  • Kwon, Gyeong-Jin (Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Kongju National University) ;
  • Kim, Jin-Hee (Green Energy Technology Research Center, Kongju National University) ;
  • Kim, Jun-Tae (Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Kongju National University)
  • Received : 2015.09.16
  • Accepted : 2015.12.18
  • Published : 2016.02.29


Purpose: The energy consumption in buildings has continuously increased in some countries and it reaches almost 25% of the total energy use in korea. Therefore there are various efforts to minimize energy consumption in buildings, and the regulations on building envelope insulation have been tightened up gradually. To satisfy the building regulation, the use of vacuum insulation panels(VIPs) is increasing. VIP is a high performance insulation materials, so that it can be thinner than conventional insulation material. When VIP is applied in a building, it may cause thermal bridge, which occurs due to very low thermal conductivity compared to other building materials and the envelope of VIPs. Method: This study designed the capsulized VIPs using conventional insulation for reduction of the thermal bridge. Then designed VIPs were applied to a wall. The linear thermal transmittance and the effective thermal conductivity were analyzed by HEAT2 simulation program for two dimensional steady-state heat transfer. The result compared with a wall with non-capsulized VIPs. Result: It analyzed that the wall with capsulized VIPs had lower linear thermal transmittance and reduced the difference of the effective thermal transmittance with one dimensional thermal transmittance compared to that of the wall with non-capsulized VIPs.


Supported by : Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP)


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