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Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings by M Hall

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Natural fibre and fibre composite materials for insulation in buildings

R. Gellert,     FIW München, Germany

Abstract:

Insulating materials from natural organic raw materials have gained a small (4–6%) but growing market share in Europe in the last fifteen years. On the one hand, this consumer acceptance is based on the fulfilment of regulatory requirements, i.e. conformity with recently published European standards and/or the issue of European Technical Approvals (ETA). On the other hand, the growing awareness of the public towards ecological performance of building materials has given niche-type products from natural sources a certain boost, and increasingly recently-erected – often called ‘green buildings’ or ‘eco-buildings’ – can be ...

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