They look like ordinary windows but they're not. Inside each pane, there is a continuous flow of distilled water and glycol. The windows have been designed by researchers and architects working to create the energy-efficient buildings of tomorrow. The technology is being tested at an experimental pavilion in Sofia.
Post date: 4 Dec 2019
Since these last years, the application of the European Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD) has led to a higher interest in summer comfort issue. In this context, the design of glazing complexes (glazing and solar shading) is a key issue since it directly influences the thermal and visual perception of interior spaces.
Post date: 14 Dec 2018
Vacuum tube window technology for highly insulating building fabric: An experimental and numerical investigation
Post date: 5 Dec 2017
According to Eurostat, the residential and tertiary building sector accounts for up to 40% of the final energy consumption in Europe. Particularly, the highly adopted glazed surfaces in buildings are responsible for the 25%-30% of the energy needs of a building. In order these energy costs to be reduced; an optimal glazing should have a high solar transmittance in winter and a low transmission in the solar infrared band zone in summer.
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Although Nearly Zero Energy Buildings will become a “must” for new buildings in Europe by the end of 2020 – no particular building concept exists, which would enable maximum use of daylight by a transparent glass façade and at the same time ZEB performance.
InDeWaG is an innovation action project funded under Horizon 2020, a Public Private Partnership on "BUILDINGS DESIGN FOR NEW HIGHLY ENERGY PERFORMING BUILDINGS".
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
The Flemish government has decided on July 15 2016 that double glazing will become stepwise mandatory from 2020 onwards. The approach is based on a point-system:
from 2020 onwards, a dwelling without double glazing will receive 9 points;
from 2023 onwards, a dwelling without double glazing will receive 15 points.
In practice, a dwelling with 15 points of more is considered not available for the renting market. It is expected that this new legislation will give a strong boost to the replacement of single glazing by double glazing.
Post date: 8 Sep 2016
In the context of the European Commission’s window energy labelling proposal, European Aluminium invites you to have a look at the animation explaining why choosing windows requires personalised advice.Because more than 90% of windows sold in the EU are not standard products purchased in point-of-sales, but are products made to measure for specific projects and installed by professionals, they should be optimized according to site-specific aspects: window sizes, façade orientations, climate conditions and adaptive elements like solar shading devices.
Post date: 15 Sep 2015
Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! Improving buildings’ energy performance
Post date: 11 Apr 2013
This scheme is now closed.
Prime double vitrage
Double glazing incentive is financial aid obtained from the Walloon Region for the replacement of bad performing window frames and glazing in residential buildings.
The new window must be double glazed and meet certain energy performance criteria.
The subsidy is set at € 45 per m2 of replaced window frame or glazing area. However, for full property owners, this amount may be increased.
Post date: 13 Mar 2013
Post date: 15 Jan 2013