Design Measures of Low Carbon Buildings with Exterior Envelope Made of ETFE Air Pillows
Energy saving and low carbon footprint are becoming key issues in recent architectural design. It's necessary to develop new materials and new building forms for this purpose. After introducing some famous model projects appling ETFT air pillows, this paper lists major physical properties of this new product and puts forward some design measures such as passive solar heating, great span structure system, natural lighting and cavity ventilation for energy saving and low carbon footprint buildings.
X. Zhao et al., "Design Measures of Low Carbon Buildings with Exterior Envelope Made of ETFE Air Pillows", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 168-170, pp. 2524-2528, 2011