Very low energy buildings

The used energy efficiency technologies include new insulation materials, high efficient windows and phase change material as well as efficient energy supply technologies like a micro combined heat and power unit, fuel cells, heat pump and photovoltaic panels. The building is a transportable, fully functional light-weight construction and produces more energy than it consumes. A so-called intelligent energy reader indicates possible electrical energy savings. The building is made of sustainable, natural and recycable materials.
Post date: 7 Jul 2009
Type: News

This practical manual: Explains the philosophy and underpinnings of effective integrative design, addressing systems thinking and building and community design from a whole-living system perspective Details how to implement integrative design from the discovery phase to occupancy, supported by process outlines, itemized tasks, practice examples, case studies, and real-world stories illustrating the nature of this work Explores the deeper understanding of integration that is required to transform architectural practice and our role on the planet
Post date: 5 Jul 2009
Type: Publication

Optimizing the daylighting design’s performance requires analysis using computer or physical models to accurately determine if the design criteria for daylight has been met. Working together in an interactive fashion as the design progresses, the architect and daylighting analyst can create a building which performs as well as it looks.
Post date: 5 Jul 2009
Type: Publication
Post date: 30 Jun 2009
Type: Publication

Post date: 27 Jun 2009
Type: Publication

Post date: 27 Jun 2009
Type: Publication

Post date: 25 Jun 2009
Type: Publication

The Covenant of Mayors Office is pleased to inform you that the first issue of the Covenant of Mayors newsletter is available. More than 500 cities, representing over 80 million citizens, are now part of the initiative. In the first edition of the newsletter we look at the reasons why so many cities have decided to join. Furthermore, this issue provides the latest news on the following topics:
Post date: 24 Jun 2009
Type: News