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superinsulation

[¦sü·pər‚in·sə′lā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
A multilayer insulation for cryogenic systems, composed of many floating radiation shields in an evacuated double-wall annulus, closely spaced but thermally separated by a poor-conducting fiber.

Superinsulation

The superinsulation of the building envelope minimizes heat gain during the summer and heat loss during the winter. Superinsulation involves substantially increased Rvalues combined with proper detailing for minimized thermal bridging and thorough air sealing for minimized infiltration. This strategy must be paired with controlled ventilation in order to maintain a healthy indoor environment.
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7 in) to satisfy the government's regulations for European Passive House level; for this reason, superinsulated EIFSs are needed to reduce the insulation thickness.
He said the Government should be pumping money into building superinsulated homes - something which would also create jobs and provide a boost in tough economic times.
Comparison of operative temperature to air temperature thermostats in a superinsulated residence with some passive solar heating.
The houses are built using an engineered timber frame with brick, stone, natural wood and render facings around superinsulated panel timber frames.
Now that you have designed your superinsulated, vapor-barrier enveloped home, you have to think about getting fresh air into it.
Whether you're converting a house to passive solar heating, or adding superinsulated windows, photovoltaic panels or a straw bale bedroom, eco-improvements are becoming welcome additions to many dwellings because they save money in the long run, ease residents off electricity grids and promote sustainable construction.
Though it can be liquefied, it must be stored at minus 423 degrees Fahrenheit in superinsulated vacuum tanks.
To prevent this side-effect, most superinsulated homes use heat exchanging ventilators that automatically transfer heat from the exhaust to the cool incoming air, assuring a fresh air supply while minimizing heat loss.
Superinsulated heaters do not need additional insulation and will note that on the outer tank.
Figure 1 shows the low-grade heat gained from the system, comparing it to a superinsulated wall.
Joe's flat is superinsulated with especially air tight seals on the windows and the door.