Phase Change Materials for Buildling Cooling Applications: Analysis of Energy Performance for Quick Service Restaurants

Category: 
Commercial
Project Number: 
ET15SCE1050
Start Year: 
2015
End Year: 
2016
Markets Segments: 
Commercial
Commercial, Small
Food Service Industry
Project Type: 
Electric Energy Savings
Product Evaluation
Type of Technology: 
Building Envelope
Organization: 
Southern California Edison (SCE)
Project Status: 
Applied Research
Commercial Growth
Completed
Savings Type: 
Work

Project Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of passive phase change materials (PCMs) for controlling room temperatures in buildings and reducing the need for mechanical cooling. The PCM technology is designed to absorb heat during the daytime, and release heat overnight. This function is expected to help reduce the cooling requirements of the facility by mitigating heat gain into the conditioned spaces. This product is becoming more popular in building and refrigeration applications, and this report is necessary to help determine if the technology is resulting in a significant energy savings. 

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