Air-conditioning, ventilation, air infiltration, low energy cooling

Innovative facade concepts are today more relevant than ever. The demand for natural ventilation in commercial buildings is increasing due to growing environmental consciousness while at the same time energy consumption for buildings has to be reduced. An advanced facade should allow for a comfortable indoor climate, sound protection and good lighting, thus minimising the demand for auxiliary energy input. Double skin facades (DSF) have become a major architectural element in office buildings over the last 15 years.
Post date: 6 Apr 2010
Type: Link

Post date: 6 Apr 2010
Type: Link

Pour aider les pays de l'UE dans la transposition dans leur législation nationale de la Directive sur la performance énergétique des bâtiments, l'action concertée EPBD-CA a été lancé par la Commission européenne pour promouvoir le dialogue et l'échange des meilleures pratiques entre eux. Ce forum très actif des autorités nationales de 29 pays s'est efforcé de trouver des approches communes pour la mise en œuvre plus efficace de cette législation européenne.
Post date: 18 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

Duct leakage is detrimental to indoor air quality (IAQ), comfort, and energy efficiency. It is often accompanied by other problems, such as inferior commissioning and cleaning. Airtight circular (round) ductwork is known to have many other benefits over rectangular ductwork, including cost. But why do designers, installers, and building owners forego airtight duct systems- It is due to: (i) lack of awareness of the benefits, (ii) lack of performance requirements and penalties for noncompliance, and (iii) no one is found accountable, as there is no commissioning.
Post date: 18 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

Post date: 17 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

For more information on the program please click here.Download from here last IntegraCAD program versions. 
Post date: 16 Mar 2010
Type: Tool

Post date: 15 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

This guide from the United Kingdom, which has been jointly produced by the NHBC Foundation and the Zero Carbon Hub, brings together the experiences of those who have already got to grips with airtightness for the benefit of designers and builders who have not. It identifies the common air leakage paths in typical constructions and provides practical advice on how these can be addressed. It stresses the importance of designing in an air barrier and ensuring that its integrity is maintained throughout the construction phase.
Post date: 15 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

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Post date: 13 Mar 2010
Type: Event