Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

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Interest free loans for Scottish householders for improving home energy efficiency

The Scottish Government will offer interest free loans to householders to help them cut their fuel bills and reduce emissions. A sum of 2 million pounds is available this year for a pilot loans scheme to help people improve insulation, replace...
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Low-emittance glazing website

An information website in French about low-emittance glazing.
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ZUKUNFTSRAUM SCHULE - SCHULGEBAEUDE NACHHALTIG GESTALTEN

Der Kongress "Zukunftsraum Schule" wendet sich an Paedagogen und Behoerdenvertreter, Architekten und Planer, Hersteller und Handwerker, Forscher und Praktiker und ist zugleich Anlass und Auftakt einer Plattform für Information und Kommunikation, die...
Array Den Zukunftsraum Schule nachhaltig zu gestalten, erfordert einen integralen Ansatz, der alle Beteiligten und alle Aspekte zusammenführt, um auf wirtschaftliche Weise optimale Bedingungen in effizient betriebenen und architektonisch...
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Nordea Bank Building Helsinki, Finland

The building has an air-conditioning system with mechanical supply and exhaust ventilation and chilled beams. Outdoor air is filtered and heated or cooled in central air handling units and supplied to rooms. Supply air is heated in the central air...
Key points concerning the design Each room has room controller which enables the highest thermal comfort standard. Chilled beams, low velocity induction devices, provide silent air distribution with low air velocities....
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Edifício dos Serviços Administrativos da Parque EXPO’98, Lisbon, Portugal

The building incorporates both natural and mechanical ventilation. Basic ventilation is provided by the HVAC system which operates when either heating or cooling is required, or when natural ventilation provides insufficient fresh air. Each floor of...
Key points concerning the designCombined natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation with air-conditioning and some heat recovery. Use of perforated shading panels to reduce direct solar gain while allowing natural day-lighting. Use of...
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UK housebuilder offers homes for sale that meet all different levels of Government's Code for Sustainable Homes incl. carbon zero house

Miller Homes, a UK housebuilder has designed and built five homes in Merton Rise, Basingstoke, that comply with the Government's Code for Sustainable Homes, a national standard to reduce carbon emissions from dwellings. Each of the five homes has...
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Edifício das Pós-Graduações Porto, Portugal

The building was designed to make the best use of the moderate climate in order to provide a comfortable indoor environment together with low energy consumption. The H-shape of the building plan optimises the use of solar radiation to provide free...
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Paper Warehouse and Offices Aggelidis – Georgakopoulos A.E.B.E. Athens , Greece

The building was constructed in 2003. It houses areas for printing, paper treatment, paper storage and office areas. The building has a total floor area of 10 400 m². The building incorporates a number of energy efficient systems. Ground heat...