New materials for smart envelope



Research on building envelope highlights an important change about the concept of building closing: has lost its historical role as a defensive barrier against environmental impacts and has more and more taken on a role as dynamic interface, characterized by an increasingly enhanced performance. In fact, as a consequence of European and National regulations on the energy performances of buildings, many manufactures of building materials have directed their research to the development of highly energy-efficient components and systems. Building envelope is now a superposition of different specialized layers.