Wood waste as an alternative thermal insulation for buildings

Çetiner İ., Shea A. D.

ENERGY AND BUILDINGS, vol.168, pp.374-384, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 168
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.03.019
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.374-384
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Current insulation materials in the construction market, which are predominantly inorganic materials, have a high performance in relation to heat transfer, i.e. high R-values, but the environmental impacts in their production processes are significant. The use of bio-based natural fibre materials such as cork, cotton, wood fibre, hemp, etc. with their lower embodied energy, moisture buffering capacity and, consequently, improved Indoor Environmental Quality have received increasing focus in both research and application, particularly amongst environmentally-conscious clients and designers.