Pulse of Science

We at va-Q-tec are proud to call numerous researchers next to out founders Dr. Joachim Kuhn and Dr. Roland Caps our colleagues. Here is a selection of their published articles.

Alternative Project

Alternative low cost based core systems for vacuum insulation panels

Vacuum Insulation Panels are presently regarded as one of the most promising state-of-the-art building insulation solutions. Based on their thermal conductivities of about 4 mW/(m K), with a thickness below 40 mm, they have a great potential for near zero-energy buildings (nZEB) and for applications where high insulation standards and living space savings are crucial. However, VIP are still unaffordable for the majority of homeowners and contractors…

IVIS 2017

IVIS Abstract Book

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.