An Overview of Thermal Insulation Material for Sustainable Engineering Building Application

Imhade P. Okokpujie*, Victor Essien, Omolayo M. Ikumapayi, Emeka S. Nnochiri, Kennedy Okokpujie, Esther T. Akinlabi

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Residential buildings help to facilitate the occupants against solar radiation and adverse weather conditions. However, the growing increase in climate change in our environment has resulted in different side effects on human's health mostly in the northern region of Nigeria and other parts of the world where high radiation from the sun are experience. This has resulted to the key interests of this research on possible thermal insulation materials that can help resist or absorb the solar radiation effects that can cause damage to lives in our community. This literature review of thermal insulation materials aims to proffer a sustainable solution by evaluating the thermal performance of building materials to provide an eco-friendly environment for building occupants. This research also discusses the Application of Thermal Insulation Materials for Developing Roofing sheets. The classification of thermal insulation materials, heat transfer in insulation materials, factors that influence the choice of building materials and thermal conductivity, resistivity, resistance, and conductance. Advantages of building insulation materials on economic, comfort, and environmental were also studied, and the reviewing of previous and incorporating thermal insulation materials with roofs. From the critical review, the application of insulating materials for developing building materials is highly recommended due to the provision of an eco-friending environment with reduced energy consumption during applications of home appliances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831-841
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2022


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