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Bio-Based Phase-Changing Material Adds Instant Thermal Mass

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Images Credit: Lloyd Alter So much on show at Greenbuild, the huge green building convention put on by the US Green Building Council, has been seen on TreeHugger; one has to set some standards. So no products with LEEDING The Way or any other bad punning on LEED will be seen; We want game-changers , products and ideas that are applicable and affordable, or change the way we think about building. One such product is BioPCM (Phase change material), shown above in bottles. It is a mix of soy-based chemicals tuned to change from liquid to solid and vice versa at a given temperature, absorbing and releasing heat, just like water does when it changes state at 32 degrees. it acts like the thermal mass of 12 inches of concrete. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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