New Building Material Captures Heat, Releases on Demand

Researchers in China have reportedly created an insulation material that can "retain and release heat according to specific temperature requirements."
August 3, 2011, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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The researchers, from The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, say that the material could create a savings of up to 35% on the cost to hear and cool buildings, and may also make solar panels more effective.

UPI.com explains that the material "possesses a larger energy storage capacity with faster thermal response than existing materials."

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Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in Buildings
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