Theme: Thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics

SOLCER House: Wale´s first low-cost positive energy house
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SOLCER House: Wale´s first low-cost positive energy house

Experts from the Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff University) have designed and built Wales’ first low-cost energy positive house. The "Smart Operation for a Low Carbon Energy Region" (SOLCER) House is capable of exporting more energy to the...
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37th AIVC - 18th ASHRAE - IAQ 2016 joint Conference (AIVC focus)

IAQ 2016 conference: Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices Conference   UPDATE (28 July 2016): Announcement of keynote speakers, technical programme preview and early bird registration deadline   This...
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Solar Thermal Industry expresses lukewarm welcome to Energy Package

The European Commission released today a set of legislative measures related to the energy sector, referred to as the Winter Package. Most notably, it contains the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED), the Energy Efficiency Directive (...
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Renovation of a school from the 1950s to plus energy level

The Uhland school in Stuttgart was undergoing renovation to plus energy level during the last 2 years. Now, the construction work is completed and the pupils and teachers can move back into the main building of the school at the beginning...
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Sanierung einer 50-er Jahre Schule zu einer Plusenergieschule

Die Uhlandschule in Stuttgart wurde in den letzten 2 Jahren zu einer Plusenergieschule saniert. Jetzt sind die Bauarbeiten fertig und der Wiedereinzug der Schüler und Lehrer in das Hauptgebäude der Schule kann zu Beginn des Jahres 2017...
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MORE-CONNECT workshop summary: "Prefabricated renovation solutions: Modular facade elements and systems"

MORE-CONNECT consortium held a very successful international workshop in the framework of international conference SBE 2016 Build Green and Renovate Deep on October 6th. This was the 4th MORE-CONNECT international workshop. More...
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IEA EBC News, November 2016, Issue 64

The International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme newsletter carries regular reports of energy policy development and research activities taking place in various countries. It contains updates on...
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Kongress 2017: EnergieEffizienzBauen

Kongress 2017: EnergieEffizienzBauen - Forschung zu effizienten Technologien und intelligenten Konzepten für die Strom- und Wärmewende   Der Kongress „EnergieEffizienzBauen“ am 30. und 31. Januar 2017 eröffnet neue...
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Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings

A monthly information paper on energy efficiency and indoor climate with specific information related to activities with:    a link to the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC); a link to the Indoor Environmental Quality Global...
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Passivistas - The House Project: Retrofit towards nZEB 2020

The first Passive House certified renovation in Greece   The existing building, a typical 1960´s Athens single-family house, was selected for a full refurbishment using Passivhaus standards. The bearing structure was...