Windows, Doors, Curtain Walls

Case

CO2 payback of renovation of Torenflat social apartments in Zeist, the Netherlands

To illustrate how the energy performance of existing buildings can be upgraded, the European Aluminium Association compiled the following case study.

The Torenflat (high-rise apartment block) contains 484 apartments on central corridors on...

Case

CO2 payback of renovation of G.Papanikolaou Hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece

The administration building of the public “Papanikolaou” hospital in Thessaloniki was built in 1969 and offers 3500 m2 of offices on 5 levels. Its renovation took place in 2010; this mainly involved replacing old single glazed wooden openings...

Case

CO2 payback of renovation of Denkendorf City Hall, Germany

To illustrate how the energy performance of existing buildings can be upgraded, the European Aluminium Association compiled the following case study. Denkendorf City Hall is an office building offering 1900 m2 of working space on 4 levels. Its...

Publication

Quality in relation to indoor climate and energy efficiency - An analysis of trends, achievements and remaining challenges

The global objective of this PhD is to make a critical analysis of trends, achievements and remaining challenges concerning the quality of the built environment and of building technology with respect to indoor climate and energy efficiency.

Since the oil crisis of the seventies, the interest given to buildings physics, indoor climate and energy use has strongly increased. The building envelope and HVAC systems in modern buildings are often completely different from those...
Tool

The Condensation Resistance Factor (CRF) Tool

<p>The CRF Tool is intended to provide general guidance on suggesting a minimum CRF based on a project-specific set of environmental conditions.<br /><br />While not an absolute value, the CRF is a rating number obtained under...
News

New evidences of glazing benefits to sustainable buildings

Glass for Europe releases new evidences of glazing benefits to sustainable buildings. The latter were gathered by David Strong Consulting in a recent study on the distinctive benefits of glazing, which highlights the socio-economic contributions...

Publication

The distinctive benefits of glazing. The social and economic contributions of glazed areas to sustainbility in the built environment

We spend over 80% of our lives within buildings and numerous research studies have demonstrated that glazing has profound implications in terms of human health, happiness and productivity, including:

quality of life, happiness and a sense of...
Compelling, objective, independent research evidence regarding human health, happiness and wellbeing associated with glazing is presented in this report. Of particular importance are the findings from the healthcare and education sectors,...
Tool

Parois vitrées RT2012

This tool allows to calculate the energy performance of windows according to the French energy performance of buildings regulation RT2012.