Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

On the way to demonstrating the benefits of bio-based materials for the construction sector   ISOBIO aims to develop new bio-based insulation panels and renders, and to scale them for mainstream adoption by the building and construction industry. The focus is now on the challenging demonstration phase.  
Post date: 24 Mar 2017
Type: News

The main objective of the DYNASTEE platform (DYNamic Analysis, Simulation and Testing applied to the Energy and Environmental performance of buildings) is to exchange information and knowledge on building energy performance analysis through dynamic testing and modelling. The eighth issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter deals with the new IEA EBC Annex 71: “Building energy performance assessment based on in-situ measurements” among others. More specifically, contents include:  
Post date: 24 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors, so it is perhaps not surprising that the quality of the environment created has a significant impact on their health and well-being. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the indoor air quality of some buildings, including modern low energy buildings, has been shown to be poorer than urban outdoor air quality.  
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

Geothermal energy is limitless, ubiquitous and free at the point of use. When combined with the very high energy efficiency of TABS and application range of hybrid systems, it offers huge potential to meet heating and cooling needs in Europe, and reduce CO2 emissions.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
Type: Link

The free HVAC design tool “TABSDesign” is a computational aid for the sizing and control of thermally activated building systems (TABS). It supports and executes HVAC design of TABS through the unknown-but-bounded (UBB) planning process described in the "TABS Control" manual.   How it works
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
Type: Tool

For more than 20 years, the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) has gathered world experts at a conference in upper Austria to raise awareness of new measures aiding the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency.  
Post date: 15 Mar 2017
Type: Note

How to reduce Heating & Cooling energy demand while providing the highest comfort in building renovation     ”Heating and Cooling Research”, a new study looking at the benefits of building renovation, shows that the right combination of active and passive technologies represents the optimal solution to unleash the contribution of buildings to both societal climate and energy goals while improving the individual comfort and well-being of citizens.    
Post date: 14 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

  Architecture   The focus of the new plus-energy school is on the sustainable and ecological construction in accordance with the Passive House standard. The new location replaces the existing site of the St. Franziskus-Elementary School in the surrounding area. The school building is built almost entirely as a timber construction and therefore largely from renewable materials in CO2-neutral construction. The three-storey school building has no basement and consists of two parts.  
Post date: 13 Mar 2017
Type: Case

The Affordable and Adaptable Public Buildings through Energy Efficient Retrofitting (A2PBEER) Project now has its own Youtube Channel, where you can find a series of videos produced for training purposes on energy efficient retrofitting of public buildings during the A2PBEER project.  
Post date: 13 Mar 2017
Type: News

Eight projects involving 27 districts belonging to 25 cities from 13 different countries have joined forces for greater leverage in sharing contents and promoting energy efficient renovation for cities and communities leading to large-scale replicability of sound energy efficiency solutions.  
Post date: 9 Mar 2017
Type: Link