Japan

After the tragic events in Fukushima in March 2011, Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of SOFTBANK Corp., one of Japan’s leading telecommunication company, felt the need to initiate discussion about a paradigm shift of Japan’s energy sector and initiated the creation of the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation.
Post date: 17 Oct 2011
Type: News

This specification is intended to be a guide for designing an Active House, as a building that combines energy efficiency with specific attention to the indoor climate and focus on user’s health and well-being. The scope of this specification is residential buildings. The Active House specification is intended to be a guideline for construction and design industries at an international level. It seeks innovative approaches at technical levels whilst introducing goals of architectural quality and environmental design responsiveness and still securing energy efficiency.
Post date: 15 Apr 2011
Type: News

Post date: 19 Aug 2010
Type: Tool

*The objectives of this ‘’Task 35’’ are to catalyst the development and market introduction of high quality and commercial competitive PV-T hybrid systems and to increase general understanding and contribute to internationally accepted standards on performance, testing, monitoring and commercial characteristics of PV-T hybrid Systems in the building sector.
Post date: 29 Jun 2010
Type: News

Post date: 11 Jun 2010
Type: Tool

Post date: 11 Jun 2010
Type: Tool

Post date: 11 Jun 2010
Type: Tool

The whole dissertation consists of four parts. In the first chapter of part 1 (chapters 2–4), the development of a theoretical occupant‐behaviour model is described based on the comprehensive literature review. In this context, the reference level is introduced as the entity to which all input values deriving from the body’s sensory systems are compared. Therefore, the reference level has a special place in the model, because the decision whether to perform or not to perform a certain type of behaviour is based on the outcome of this comparison.
Post date: 25 May 2010
Type: Publication

Post date: 6 May 2010
Type: Tool