On the hygrothermal behavior of coconuts fiber insulators on green roofs.

Laura Cirrincione, Giorgia Peri, Maria La Gennusa, Kristian Fabbri, Massimiliano Manfren, Maria Francesca Panzera, Francesca Merli, Fabrizio Barbieri, Francesca Merli, Francesca Merli, Lamberto Tronchin

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Coconut fibre insulators, represent an insulatingmaterial considered as “exotic”, which clashes with the doubtsof his thermo-hygrometric behavior, in particular, in the caseof covering technology such as green roofs, a technologicalsolution adopted in the case of sustainable buildings or nearlyzero energy building. Green roofs represent a validconstructive solution with high thermal performances, adoptedin existing and new buildings. The purpose of the researchregards the study of the thermo-hygrometric behavior of theconcrete and Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) slabs, insulatedwith coconut fibre-boards (CF) such as alternative syntheticinsulators, referred to 10 different green roofs scenarios. Theresults show that coconut fibre insulations are equallycomparable to natural and synthetic materials, and theirdoubts for their applications, also in the green roofs, arerelated to technological solutions for the implementation in themarket and their diffusion between the buildings materials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC/I&CPS Europe),
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering


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