Thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics

  Ventilative cooling reduces overheating, improves summer comfort and decreases cooling loads. It is therefore one of the most efficient ways to improve summer comfort. Conditions on site, thermal inertia, solar control and other constraints have an impact on the choice of the system and its design. The overall performance is linked to good sizing, design, correct usage of thermal storage, and last but not least a correct control, commissioning and maintenance.
Post date: 21 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

  Transitional spaces are meant as “a space in between indoor and outdoor climate, or between two indoor environments, which thermal characteristics can be or not modified by mechanical control system and where occupant may experience the dynamic effect of this change”. Nowadays, transitional spaces are pivotal in non-residential architecture and the proportion of such areas may vary between 10% up to 40% of the total volume depending on the typology. Mixed-mode buildings are desings with by both active and passive systems.
Post date: 21 Sep 2018
Type: Link

  In general, a household is said to be in energy poverty when its members cannot afford to keep adequately warm. The combination of low incomes, energy prices and inefficient housing leads to energy poverty.
Post date: 20 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

This is the ninth issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.   Contents include:
Post date: 20 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

Klimahouse, die Fachmesse für energieeffizientes Sanieren und Bauen in Italien, veranstaltet zum dritten Mal die Klimahouse Innovations Days. Ein viertägiges Event,  23. bis 26. Januar 2019,  welches eine Reihe an Vorträgen und Austauschmöglichkeiten für die Startup-Szene im Bausektor vorsieht. Höhepunkt der Veranstaltung ist der Klimahouse Startup Award, bei dem aus den teilnehmenden Startups ein Gewinner gekürt wird. Das Preisgeld beläuft sich auf insgesamt 30.000 €.
Post date: 18 Sep 2018
Type: Event

Klimahouse, a leading trade show for innovations in the sustainable construction sector, is organising the 3rd edition of Klimahouse Startup Village to coincide with Klimahouse 2019 at the Bolzano Exhibition Center. Running from 23rd to 26th January, the 4-day programme will feature events dedicated to the startups working in the sector. Klimahouse will also host the “Klimahouse Startup Award”, a prize conceived to honour the sector’s best startups and innovative businesses at European level.
Post date: 18 Sep 2018
Type: News

Following the SBE16-Thessaloniki conference, SBE16 SBE19-Thessaloniki “Sustainability in the built environment for climate change mitigation” attempts to address a large palette of issues concerning sustainability and consider their interrelation with regard to climate change.
Post date: 11 Sep 2018
Type: Event

Klimahouse, a leading trade show for innovations in the sustainable construction sector, is organising the 3rd edition of Klimahouse Startup Village to coincide with Klimahouse 2019 at the Bolzano Exhibition Center. Running from 23rd to 26th January, the 4-day programme will feature events dedicated to the startups working in the sector. Klimahouse will also host the “Klimahouse Startup Award”, a prize conceived to honour the sector’s best startups and innovative businesses at European level.
Post date: 11 Sep 2018
Type: Event

A big part of Europe's building stock is inefficient in terms of energy use, mainly as a consequence of excessive heat losses through building envelopes and lack of efficiency of the HVAC systems. Nevertheless, very few buildings, around 1,5% of the existing stock per year (BPIE, 2016), are undergoing deep renovation, and when it happens it results often more expensive than initially foreseen.  
Post date: 4 Sep 2018
Type: News

Klimahouse takes place from 23rd to 26th of January 2019 in Bolzano, a town in the heart of South Tyrol and Middle Europe. The strategic location of the trade show provides the perfect meeting point for Italian companies and those of the neighboring countries to exchange ideas, innovations and insights on the latest trends in the energy-efficient and sustainable construction sector.
Post date: 3 Sep 2018
Type: Event