Indoor environment (thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics)

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Lycée Kyoto Poitiers - The first post-oil high school, using 100% clean energy

This booklet presents the first "100% clean energy" high school in Europe, the Lycée Kyoto in Poitiers, France, built by the Region Poitou-Charentes. The high insulated 16500 m2 building includes a 1000 m3 hot water storage linked to a domestic...
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Saving energy

Energy saving portal
Saving Energy is a portal for  people who want to contribute to a lower energy consumption and improve energy efficiency.
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Thermal comfort and productivity

This document from the European Project ThermCo provides a synthesis about indoor thermal comfort and its links with productivity of occupants.
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EUSEW 2010: Focus on ... Active House Symposium: Challenges and Opportunities for the European building stock

Active House is an innovative vision for the future of buildings. Active House contends that it is possible to improve the energy performance of our buildings while simultaneously providing a healthy and comfortable indoor climate and high...
The symposium takes place Wednesday 24th March 2010 13.00-18.30 during the European Sustainable Energy Week. The symposium will be held at Hotel SILKEN BERLAYMONT Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, 3 minutes walk from the Charlemagne building....
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SHC - International Energy Agency (IEA)

The Solar Heating and Cooling Programme was established in 1977, one of the first programmes of the International Energy Agency. The Programme's work is unique in that it is accomplished through the international collaborative effort of experts from...
The Solar Heating and Cooling Programme was established in 1977, one of the first programmes of the International Energy Agency. The Programme's work is unique in that it is accomplished through the international collaborative effort of...
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Active House Symposium: Challenges and Opportunities for the European building stock - EUSEW 2010

In order to strengthen the development of better buildings we need to focus on both the energy performance of the building, indoor climate and health, as well as the local conditions and environment. Active House is an innovative vision for the...
Array Challenges and Opportunities for the European building stock: Buildings are responsible for over 40% of our use energy consumption and C02 emissions. We spend up to 90% of our time indoorsbut up to 30...
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Stimulation of better summer comfort by EPBD implementation

In this presentation-on-demand (slides and audio presentation on line) from ASIEPI European Project, a short description is made of the drivers and objectives of "summer comfort" issue and its relation to the EPBD. Furthermore, the work carried out...
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Summer comfort and cooling: calculation methods and requirements

Summer comfort and the energy consumption for cooling are a growing point of attention, not only in Mediterranean climates, but also in the more moderate summer climates of Central and Northern Europe. This paper summarizes the results of a survey...
Until recently, the focus of many EPB-regulations and much standardisation work has more strongly been on the energy consumption for space heating. However, in recent years growing attention is being given to the aspect of summer comfort (...