building design

This paper focuses on the definition of Nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs) that represent one of the greatest opportunities to increase energy savings in Europe. As this term appears to be subject to different interpretations, the paper explores the NZEB literature to provide an overview of definitions. The analysis underlines inconsistencies and critical issues among them.
Post date: 9 Gen 2019
Type: Publication

The research project EFIResources: Resource Efficient Construction towards Sustainable Design supports European policies related to the efficient use of resources in construction. Its major goal is the development of a performance-based approach for sustainable design, enabling to assess the resource efficiency of buildings, throughout the complete life cycle.  
Post date: 7 Gen 2019
Type: Publication

In the construction industry, the popularity of sustainability and its benefits have been on the rise in recent years.  
Post date: 19 Dic 2018
Type: Publication

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 Dic 2018
Type: Publication

On 12th December the World Green Building Council launched a new guide to creating healthier homes that in turn, are healthier for the planet. The guide takes a combination of the latest research into air quality, thermal and acoustic comfort and lighting and translates it into simple, low-cost and practical strategies to make the home environment healthier for both people and planet.
Post date: 18 Dic 2018
Type: Publication

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
Type: Tool

WORKSHOPS   1. - Pierre Hallot, géomatician « La réalité virtuelle pour la rénovation du Patrimoine » ULg Liège Faculty of Architecture (B)   2. - Showcase « Pour l’architecture : l’audiovisuel ! » Par Screen.brussels : Immeractive - Never Touch The Red Button - Space Filling - Virtualize   PRESENTATIONS   14:00 Anat Stern, m.arch, « How to construct Zaha Hadid’s architecture »
Post date: 5 Nov 2018
Type: Evento

This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "Restorative and regenerative building: overall design, construction approach"
Post date: 18 Ott 2018
Type: Argomento

The aim of this report is to present the results of the first part of the ECCoPro consultation process: October 2017 to January 2018. The first part of the report describes how a framework for holistic energy efficiency training of building professionals could operate. The second part presents an attempt to define key energy efficiency skills for each group of building professionals.
Post date: 15 Ott 2018
Type: Publication

The 2030 Palette is a free online platform that puts the principles and actions behind Zero Net Carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of designers, planners, and builders worldwide. The swatches, or sustainable design strategies, address energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission at all scales – from regional planning to building details.  
Post date: 5 Ott 2018
Type: Link