thermal comfort

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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
Type: News

Project type: New Construction Building Type: Equipment, forestry services Construction Year : 2018 Delivery year: 2018 Climate zone : [Cfc] Marine Cool Winter & summer- Mild with no dry season. Net Floor Area: 852 m2 Other Construction cost: 1 756 543 € Cost/m2: 2 062 €/m2   Contractor: IBGE
Post date: 14 Jul 2020
Type: Case

Data is fundamental to understand how much a building consumes, how much it is efficient and whether thermal comfort is adequate. However, how should this data be evaluated? Is it still possible to increase energy efficiency of buildings? A solution would be to make a comparison with similar contexts: for example, how much does a building consume on average under specific climatic conditions? How much energy can it obtain from its installed renewable energy sources?  
Post date: 17 Mar 2020
Type: News

Compared to its Nordic neighbours, Lithuania is a relatively high energy consumer (225 kWh/m2) with a residential building sector that has considerable energy saving potential.  
Post date: 11 Mar 2020
Type: Publication

The Aktiv-Stadthaus in Frankfurt am Main is the first large apartment building in a city to be built according to the Efficiency House Plus standard. The first residents moved in during the summer of 2015. The aim of its innovative energy concept is to generate more renewable energy over the space of a year than is used by the building itself.  
Post date: 28 Jan 2020
Type: Case

A growing body of research attaches figures to the value of benefits that energy efficiency measures deliver to public agencies, private entities, economies as a whole, and to individual citizens. Renovating private homes has a benefit-cost ratio of 4:1, reflecting reductions in healthcare expenditure, elimination of energy subsidy pay-outs, job creation and greater economic empowerment of citizens who are lifted out of energy poverty.  
Post date: 12 Dec 2019
Type: News

In the center of the "Poblenou" neighborhood of Barcelona, the "Koh" restaurant has been renovated, following the EnerPhit / Passivhaus protocol. "Koh" means "island" in Thai, and thus reflects the idea of ​​the owner, of creating a quality site in different aspects: quality of the food, quality of the interior design and quality of the interior environment.
Post date: 11 Dec 2019
Type: Case

An understanding of human thermal comfort has proven to be one of the key components of energy efficiency in buildings. Human comfort is more to comfort than just temperature and humidity. For instance, the radiative energy that is emitted from walls, the air speed and also physiological factors such a as the people’s metabolic rate, the skin wettedness, and skin emissivity all have an effect.
Post date: 8 Oct 2019
Type: Tool

The EU Commission has been developing Level(s) - a framework of macro-objectives and indicators aiming to help building professionals to report on the environmental performance of buildings. As well as energy and material impacts, Level(s) provides a framework for reporting the quality of the indoor environment achieved with these resources, including air quality, thermal comfort, climate change resilience and life cycle cost/value.  
Post date: 19 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

The 41st AIVC & ASHRAE IAQ joint Conference “IAQ 2020: Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches Transitioning from IAQ to IEQ” will be held from the 14th to the 16th of September 2020 in Athens, Greece together with the 9th TightVent and the 7th venticool conferences. Abstract submission is now open and due December 9, 2019.   Conference topics include:   
Post date: 22 Aug 2019
Type: News