Windows, Doors, Curtain Walls

Vacuum tube window technology for highly insulating building fabric

Vacuum tube window technology for highly insulating building fabric: An experimental and numerical investigation   A novel vacuum tube window technology is introduced, and its thermal performance efficiency is both experimentally...

Windows – making it clear: energy, daylight and thermal comfort (NF78)

This guide, released by the National House Building Council (NHBC) Foundation, presents the impact of window choice on energy performance for a range of typical home types (mid-floor apartment, mid-terrace house, semi-detached house, detached house...

Vacuum tube window technology for highly insulating building fabric

Vacuum tube window technology for highly insulating building fabric: An experimental and numerical investigation   A novel vacuum tube window technology is introduced, and its thermal performance efficiency is both...

Windows – making it clear: energy, daylight and thermal comfort (NF78)

This guide, released by the National House Building Council (NHBC) Foundation, presents the impact of window choice on energy performance for a range of typical home types (mid-floor apartment, mid-terrace house, semi-detached house,...

Changing windows and ventilation

This guide for window installers was produced by six professional organisations that are members of the French Building Federation (FFB) and representatives of the design, manufacture and installation of windows. Its objective is to...

ES-SO White Paper EPBD: Overheating risk in low energy buildings

This white paper, released by the European Solar Shading Organisation (ES-SO) focuses on the overheating risk in low energy buildings with the aim to strengthen the awareness of member states of a growing problem which is not sufficiently...

Overview of provisions for ventilative cooling within 8 European building energy performance regulations

Ventilative cooling (VC) is a way to cool or to prevent overheating in a building by means of ventilation rates higher than hygienic ventilation rates. To this end, natural (such as windows, vents, louvers) as well mechanical (extract or...

QUALICHeCK Newsletter issue #3 - August 2015

The third issue of the QUALICHeCK Newsletter (August 2015) contains the latest news and activities concerning the QUALICHeCK project.   The newsletter's articles include:   2nd QUALICHeCK Conference, 4 September 2015, Brussels 2nd...

Solar Heating and Cooling for Residential Applications- Technology Brief

This report focuses on Solar Thermal Systems (STS) for residential applications. The document provides technical background, analyses the potential and the barriers for market growth and offers insights for policy makers on the STS field...

IEA SHC Annual Report 2014 (International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme)

The International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Heating & Cooling (SHC) Programme  Annual Report 2014, provides an overview of the progress made by the SHC Programme, including summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed research...