A combined life cycle cost and energy analysis of Vacuum insulation Panels (VIPs) in building applications

Mahmood Alam, Harjit Singh

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Abstract

In this paper life cycle cost and energy analysis of a domestic and an office building that uses vacuum insulation panel (VIP) as building envelope insulation over the life span of building has been presented. Methodology used for energy and cost analysis takes into account the decrease in performance of VIP over its life time, heating efficiency over the life span of heating energy systems and fluctuating energy prices. The life cycle cost analysis show that financial payback of the VIP insulation in six storey office building in UK is between 2.5-7 years depending on the building rental value while for an average semi-detached UK house financial payback is never achieved. This demonstrates the financial viability of VIPs in non-domestic buildings located in high rental value areas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages9-10
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2017
Event13th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium (IVIS) 2017 - Paris, France, 20-21 September, 2017
Duration: 20 Sep 2017 → …

Conference

Conference13th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium (IVIS) 2017
Period20/09/17 → …

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    Alam, M., & Singh, H. (2017). A combined life cycle cost and energy analysis of Vacuum insulation Panels (VIPs) in building applications. 9-10. Abstract from 13th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium (IVIS) 2017, .