I wouldn’t call the first building I worked in very smart. My desk was in a low walled cube in the middle of the “cube city” surrounded by cinder block walls. The air quality depended on what section you were in, and the temperature varied every 20 feet. There were no crowd-based thermostats to keep everyone happy. Almost every air vent had a custom deflector taped on it to personalize the comfort of the one who applied it. If you were cold, your best option was to put on a sweater.
Post date: 7 Aug 2020
Thermal comfort, indoor air quality and daylight are key factors in the comfort of building occupants. Despite the interconnection of these aspects and the related requirements, the way to achieve indoor air quality and thermal comfort are not clear enough in some EU countries.
Post date: 5 Aug 2020
Abstract: In the building industry, the quality control practices during the design stage, implementation, introduction and use varies. Also, the owner´s project requirements may vary. The instrumentation, measurements and the control options are different. The final product of the building process is the indoor environment. When evaluating the need of renovation of existing buildings and to control the performance of a new building, certain procedures are needed.
Post date: 27 Jul 2020
Researchers at ETH Zurich have created a machine that controls the setting rate of concrete to offer a "seamless transition between casting and 3D printing" so that structures can be made that use less material.
The system called Fast Complexity combines two existing technologies for creating concrete forms – 3D printing concrete and casting into formwork.
Post date: 2 Jul 2020
Setting sustainable urban development goals and developing energy efficient solutions for buildings are crucial elements of climate action. Urban living is introducing new challenges both for architectural design and technical solutions. Ventilation systems have an important impact both on energy use as well as indoor climate and health in buildings. So, how can we develop good home ventilation solutions fit for urban living?
Post date: 26 Feb 2020
Plug-n-harvest’s strategic goal
Post date: 3 Jan 2020
This joint workshop organised by REHVA and the European Building Automation and Controls Association will present the wide spectrum of tools and technologies supported by BACS to improve and optimize HVAC systems’ performance and make it transparent to Building Owners/Operators.
Post date: 7 Nov 2019
Boosting energy efficiency at district level through the use of waste heat, renewable energy sources and storage systems.
Building on state of the art technical developments and advanced business models:
-Starting from control algorithms suited for both existing and new 4th generation DHC networks
Post date: 8 May 2019
SEB-19 invites participation and paper submissions across a broad range of sustainability and energy related topics relevant to the main theme of Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.
Applicable areas include sustainable design and of buildings, neighbourhoods and cities (built and natural environment); optimisation and modelling techniques; smart energy systems for smart cities; green information communications technology; and well as a broad range of solar, wind, wave and other renewable energy topics.
Post date: 16 Apr 2019
Key topics examined include: edge computing, IoT connectivity solutions, industry 4.0 & 5.0, facilities management and buildings automation, smart meter & smart grids, building the connected supply chain, process automation, connected fleet, smart city infrastructure, asset monitoring and management, cloud, IoT data management and more.
Post date: 22 Feb 2019