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  • K. Y. Lee
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Bio-inspired cooling technologies and the applications in buildings. / Fu, S. C.; Zhong, X. L.; Zhang, Y.; Lai, T. W.; Chan, K. C.; Lee, K. Y.; Chao, Christopher Y.H.

In: Energy and Buildings, Vol. 225, 15.10.2020.

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Fu, SC, Zhong, XL, Zhang, Y, Lai, TW, Chan, KC, Lee, KY & Chao, CYH 2020, 'Bio-inspired cooling technologies and the applications in buildings', Energy and Buildings, vol. 225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110313

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Fu, S. C., Zhong, X. L., Zhang, Y., Lai, T. W., Chan, K. C., Lee, K. Y., & Chao, C. Y. H. (2020). Bio-inspired cooling technologies and the applications in buildings. Energy and Buildings, 225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110313

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Fu, S. C. ; Zhong, X. L. ; Zhang, Y. ; Lai, T. W. ; Chan, K. C. ; Lee, K. Y. ; Chao, Christopher Y.H. / Bio-inspired cooling technologies and the applications in buildings. In: Energy and Buildings. 2020 ; Vol. 225.

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