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 Gen 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 Dic 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
The objective of this research is to identify a tool of analysis applicable to school buildings that, through simple input information, can make immediate assessment reduction of energy consumption for heating and associated reduction of CO2emission, as a result of improvements. The definition of a methodology of analysis allows to evaluate preliminarily the energy performance of the whole school building identifying the most problematic buildings and dividing into groups based on the construction and geometry.
Post date: 21 Ago 2018
This issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter provides information on on dynamic methods for energy performance analysis. There are 2 main articles with guidelines for data analysis, from both physical and statistical points of view. Further to that, a practical experience of using grey-box models is reported in a summary paper.
Specific contents of this edition include:
Post date: 30 Mag 2018
IEA-EBC Annex 58: Reliable building energy performance characterisation based on full scale dynamic measurements
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 58: Reliable building energy performance characterisation based on full scale dynamic measurements” in 2011. The project was completed in 2016.
The main objectives of the project were to:
Post date: 24 Apr 2017