Finland

Post date: 5 Feb 2010
Type: Tool

By addressing all aspects simultaneously, ESP-r allows the designer to explore the complex relationships between a building's form, fabric, air flow, plant and control. ESP-r is based on a finite volume, conservation approach in which a problem (specified in terms of geometry, construction, operation, leakage distribution, etc.) is transformed into a set of conservation equations (for energy, mass, momentum, etc.) which are then integrated at successive time-steps in response to climate, occupant and control system influences.
Post date: 5 Feb 2010
Type: Tool

Post date: 5 Feb 2010
Type: Tool

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Post date: 1 Feb 2010
Type: Event

Post date: 19 Jan 2010
Type: Tool

Finland has set minimum requirements in the National Building Code for thermal insulation and ventilation of new buildings since 1976. The requirements have been changed several times in order to improve energy efficiency in buildings. The changes have been made in 2003, when the level of the requirements was tightened by 25-30%, and in 2007, when the requirements were changed because of the implementation of the EPBD. The latest tightened (-30%) requirements were given on December 2008 and will come into force in the beginning of 2010.
Post date: 7 Jan 2010
Type: Publication

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Post date: 27 Dec 2009
Type: Event

Web suite of building energy simulators that model energy, comfort, and daylighting performance, and give estimates of the long-term cost of utilities. The simulations restrict flexibility in order to offer users greater ease-of-use and speed. The tool can be quickly mastered by non-technical designers, and runs fast enough to allow them the scope to experiment with many different versions of a design during a single sitting.
Post date: 11 Dec 2009
Type: Tool

YIT Office Building is a typical modern five-storey office building and was completed in October 2005. The ground floor (900 m²) serves as a workshop and storage facility and the remaining four floors (6 000 m²) have both open-plan and cellular office spaces. There is a large glass roofed atrium in the centre of the building extending  from the first floor to the roof. In the lower part of
Post date: 25 Nov 2009
Type: Case