Ventilative cooling

Thinking outside the Comfort Box

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...

Prosolis Webtool

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...

Thinking outside the Comfort Box

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...

Prosolis Webtool

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...

Interactive Thermal Comfort Tools

A new suite of free and publicly available online resources have been launched to facilitate academic and professional studies of thermal comfort in buildings, the result of a four-year effort led by the Center for the Built Environment at...

Ventilative cooling potential analysis tool

This tool, developed in the framework of International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA- EBC) Annex 62 Ventilative cooling, analyses the potential of ventilative cooling by taking into account not only...

Breathing Buildings design tool

This tool calculates initial estimates of the openings and the e-stack equipment required to naturally ventilate a building (office or school) successfully. It is intended to be used by architects and engineers at the early stages of...

Cool Roofs and Cool Pavements Toolkit: Global Cool Cities Alliance

Search the Knowledge Base: a repository for cool surface and urban heat island information!The Knowledge Base is a user-friendly tool to find research, program materials, sample documents, presentations, case studies, codes and standards,...

DIAL+ Suite Software : a new suite of tools to optimize the global energy performance of room design

Estia SA in collaboration with the Laboratory of Urban Architecture and Energy Reflexion (LAURE/EPFL) has developed a suite of software tools which aims to simultaneously assess:Daylighting: Dial+Lighting,Natural window ventilation: DIAL+...

Cool Roofs toolkit