Historic buildings are defining elements of city centres but also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reduce their energy demand, it is important to improve envelopes’ thermal transmittance without damaging the historic integrity of their façades by applying interior insulation.
Thus, a detailed planning is needed to guarantee that case-specific variables are well considered. In this study, a holistic performance-based evaluation method is developed.
Post date: 11 Jun 2019
This issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter provides information on the 8th Summer School with focus on energy performance of buildings that will take place this summer in Granada, Spain, a second Summer School on modelling and forecasting in energy systems that will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark and finally the announcement of the Nordic Symposium 2020, that will take place in Tallinn, Estonia. In the frame of the 6th IEA-EBC Annex 71 meeting a symposium was organised by DYNASTEE for which you will find a short summary article.
Post date: 21 May 2019
Climate.OneBuilding.org is pleased to announce the availability of new climate data (TMYx) for more than 1,900 locations for the following 25 countries in Europe: Aland Islands, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland.
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
A large part of the stock of Italian educational buildings have undertaken energy retrofit interventions, thanks to European funds allocated by complex technical-administrative calls. In these projects, the suggested retrofit strategies are often selected based on the common best practices (considering average energy savings) but are not supported by proper energy investigations.
Post date: 14 Mar 2019
Energy consumption in new buildings can be reduced at the design stage.
Post date: 26 Feb 2019
The Modelica Buildings library is a free open-source library with dynamic simulation models for building and district energy and control systems. The library contains models for:
Post date: 11 Feb 2019
This article presents a method to generate Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) data sets for use in calculations of the energy performance of buildings, based on satellite derived solar radiation data and other meteorological parameters obtained from reanalysis products.
Post date: 8 Feb 2019
eQuest is a freeware, easy to use building energy use analysis tool which provides professional-level results with an affordable level of effort. It allows users to perform detailed analysis of today's state-of-the-art building design technologies using today's most sophisticated building energy use simulation techniques but without requiring extensive experience in the "art" of building performance modeling.
Post date: 24 Jan 2019
On 26th and 27th November 2018, the Competence Centre Building Envelope of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts once again hosted the international conference FACADE 2018 at the KKL Lucerne. This year’s event has been also the closing conference of the COST Action TU1403 “Adaptive Facades Network”, which was initiated by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts four years ago.
Post date: 19 Dec 2018
Climate.OneBuilding.Org is e repository of free climate data for building performance simulation.
The website contains typical, single-year climate data files in EPW format from many publicly available data sets from around the world. The weather data on the site are derived from a number of public sources.
Post date: 13 Nov 2018