Eco-Buildings ‘Sweat’ Out Rain Water To Cool Down In The Heat

Eco-Buildings ‘Sweat’ Out Rain Water To Cool Down In The Heat
Design

Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a synthetic mat that extracts heat from rooftops and releases water at its surface.

Emma Hutchings
  • 4 october 2012

Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a special polymer mat, which could be used to cover rooftops, as part of a new cooling system. The mat soaks up rainwater like a sponge and then when hit by the sun’s rays, it releases the water at its surface and extracts heat from the building by “sweating.”

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.