TechConnect World 2018

Materials for Sustainable Building

Materials for Green Building

Symposium Co-Chairs

Jan KośnyJan Kośny
Director, Building Enclosures and Materials
Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

Robert RyanRobert Ryan
Chief Executive Officer, President
Twining, Inc.

Key Speakers

Bjørn Petter JelleDevelopment and Investigation of New Materials and Technologies for Utilization in Zero Emission Buildings
Bjørn Petter Jelle
Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and, Chief Scientist, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Norway

Sven  MummeThe future of materials for energy efficient buildings.
Sven Mumme
Envelope Technology Manager Building Technologies Office, U.S Department of Energy

Matthias  KoebelMatthias Koebel
Head Building Energy Materials and Components Laboratory
Empa, Switzerland

Harjit SinghContemporary Research Issues in Vacuum Insulation for Heat Retention
Harjit Singh
Senior Lecturer, Brunel University London, United Kingdom

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 14

10:30Materials Innovation Spotlights: Sherwin-Williams
1:30Sustainable Building Innovations

Tuesday May 15

10:30Innovations in Insulation and Latent Heat Storage
1:30A New Look at Concrete
4:00Energy Innovations: Posters
4:00Materials for Sustainable Building: Posters
4:00Materials for Sustainability & Efficiency: Posters

Symposium Program

Monday May 14

10:30Materials Innovation Spotlights: Sherwin-Williams254 A
Session chair: Saeed Bagheri, University of Waterloo, CA
10:30Sherwin-Williams: Innovation Spotlight
A. Fensore, Sherwin Williams, US
10:45Novel Antimicrobial Coatings
E. Tate, Inhibit Coatings, NZ
10:52Portable instant test kit for detection of lead paint
J. Nelson, University of Michigan, US
10:59Nano-engineered silica: A non-halogenated flame retardant additive
R. Atluri, Infingent, SE
11:06A method to Initiate Radical Polymerisations Without Exogenous Initiators
S. Tan, The University of Melbourne, AU
11:13Selectively reduced titanium dioxide(Blue TiO2) photocatalyst having visible light sensitivity.
J. Park, Sungkyunkwan University Research & Business Foundation, KR
11:20Sherwin-Williams: Q&A
1:30Sustainable Building Innovations263 B
Session chair: Jan Kośny, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, US
1:30The future of materials for energy efficient buildings (invited presentation)
S. Mumme, U.S. Department of Energy, US
1:55Bridging the Gap (invited presentation)
R.M. Ryan, B. Stein, Twining, Inc., US
2:20Nano-layer and micro-structure technologies for energy efficiency and sustainability
T.J. Hebrink, 3M Company, US
2:40Development and Investigation of New Materials and Technologies for Utilization in Zero Emission Buildings (invited presentation)
B.P. Jelle, T. Gao, S. Ng, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) / SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, NO
3:05Thermal Influence of Adhesive-mounted PV on Underlying Roof
N. Shukla, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE, US
3:25Solar Updraft Tower Using Compost Waste Heat and Transpired Solar Collectors
K. Anderson, A. Ang, R. Osorio, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, US

Tuesday May 15

10:30Innovations in Insulation and Latent Heat Storage262 C
Session chair: Jan Kośny, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, US; Robert Ryan, Twining, Inc., US
10:30Contemporary Research Issues in Vacuum Insulation for Heat Retention (invited presentation)
H. Singh, Brunel University, UK
10:55Aerogel superinsulation - Looking back on a decade of technology, process, product and market development (invited presentation)
M.M. Koebel, S. Brunner, J. Wernery, W.J. Malfait, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology - EMPA, CH
11:20Molecular Modeling of Low-Emissivity Materials
S. Schweizer, J.J. Low, L. Subramanian, Scienomics, US
11:45Nanostructured Calcium Silicate Phase Change Materials for Thermal Buffering in Packaging and Construction Applications
J.H. Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
1:30A New Look at Concrete262 C
Session chair: Robert Ryan, Twining, Inc., US
1:30Recycling of Graphite Waste into High Quality Graphene Products
T.M. Ahmed, M.M. Rahman, E. Asmatulu, Wichita State University, US
1:50Concrete crack-healing materials using biocalcification by ureolytic bacteria isolated in marine environment: An overview
H.Y. Kim, H.M. Son, H.K. Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, KR
2:10Characterization of durability and photocatalytic properties of TiO2 cement-based materials
N. Luongo, S. Massari, S.L. Spagnolo, M.V. Diamanti, B. Daniotti, M.P. Pedeferri, Politecnico di Milano, IT
2:30Effect of elevated hot temperatures on hybrid geopolymer synthesized with coal fly and bottom ashes
H. Kim, C.W. Park, University of Seoul, KR
4:00Energy Innovations: PostersExpo Hall
Ocean Thermal Energy for Abatement of Global CO2 Emissions
C.B. Panchal, E3Tec, US
PEM fuel cells of small gas flow channels: two-phase flow
J.Y. Wang, UC Irvine, US
Jatropha oil plant for biodiesel production with a biorefinery processing perspective
C.M.C. Vivas, D.E.A. Collado, Universidad Nacional De Ingenieria, PE
Photocatalytic degradation of low density polyethylene films using UV-C range of radiation
R. Ederada, R. Shende, V. Amar, A. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
4:00Materials for Sustainable Building: PostersExpo Hall
Rapid compressive strength achievement of coal bottom ash based geopolymer by employing microwave energy
H. Kim, S. Hong, University of Seoul, KR
Low cost artificial muscles for residential and industrial energy savings
Optical properties of transparent conducting amorphous oxides for low emissive smart window
S.Y. Lee, Cheongju University, KR
Carbon Nanotube Fiber-Based Tensegrity Structures
D. Zajac, University of California Berkeley, US
4:00Materials for Sustainability & Efficiency: PostersExpo Hall
Compact high-voltage DC/pulsed power source
N. Kukhtarev, T. Kukhtareva, A. Gluschenko, Y. Garbovskiy, Alabama A&M university, US
Colored Magnetic Nanoparticles to Improve the Sustainability of Textile Dyeing
J. Wen, Y. Sun, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
Non-aqueous wool fiber dyeing process using reverse micellar approach
C-W Kan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
Waterborne Hybrid Silica-Alumina Coating to Increase Poplar Wood Application Opportunities
B. Del Curto, Politecnico di Milano, IT
Biochar from waste banana peels as growth promoter for holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) and chili pepper (Capsicum annuum)
N. Tan, R.C. So, Ateneo de Manila University, PH
Portable Energy Harvesters for Electronic Devices
Y. Wang, UCI, US

The development of new materials and devices for greener buildings provides one of the greatest opportunities for environmental change. The energy consumption of houses and buildings accounts for 40% of all the energy used. Producing that energy generates about 36% of total carbon dioxide emissions. A range of new materials and solutions are being developed that promise significant improvements in the sustainability and efficiency of buildings.

Join industry leaders and innovators from government, industrial and academic laboratories to discuss new and what's next, from super-insulating materials, building integrated photovoltaics and innovative lighting, to new roofing and window materials, novel coatings, and new sustainable construction materials.

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