building design

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 walls, the air speed and also physiological factors such a as the people’s metabolic rate, the skin wettedness, and skin emissivity all have an effect.
Post date: 8 Oct 2019
Type: Tool

Architectural design can no longer be only concerned with developing artefacts that produce reduced environmental impacts within a certain threshold of emissions. Conversely, buildings today must be developed to reverse the effects of climate change, enhance natural systems, the built environment and inhabitants’ life.  
Post date: 8 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

The digital transformation of the AEC sector is facing several criticalities which have to be solved in order to effectively exploit its different potentialities. For instance, the lack of a proper information management along the entire lifecycle of constructed works is still a big issue: the exchange of information can be improved by using different management tools and by practicing collaboration between all actors.
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: Noticias

We spend up to 90 percent of our time in buildings. This should already be a sufficient argument to make sure that buildings are not only understood as functional places to reside, but also as an environment, with people as the central focus. Buildings have a massive impact on our health, ability to recuperate and our productivity.  
Post date: 7 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

Concept, Objective and Methodology​   Building Information Modelling is a critical element in the digitalization of the construction industry, which is necessary in order to unleash huge efficiency and productivity improvements.  
Post date: 4 Sep 2019
Type: Enlace

Concept, Objectives and Methodology BIM4EEB aims to foster the renovation industry by developing an attractive and powerful BIM-based toolset able to support designers in the design and planning phase, construction companies to efficiently carry out the work and service companies to provide attractive solutions for building retrofitting.  
Post date: 4 Sep 2019
Type: Enlace

Climate change is already underway, and some dangerous consequences include warmer average temperatures and severe and frequent heat waves.   The recent heat waves, which set new temperature records in Europe, has shown that Western, Central and Nordic cities are more vulnerable to heat stress than those already facing heat regularly in the Southern Europe.  
Post date: 29 Ago 2019
Type: Evento

Overall environmental impacts of nZEBs are substantially lower than conventional buildings. This is the conclusion of a new AZEB study in which the environmental performance of 3 AZEB case studies was evaluated using life cycle assessment (LCA).   The combination of LCA with optimization methods facilitates decisions to minimize environmental impacts of nZEBs, while keeping the costs as low as possible.  
Post date: 23 Ago 2019
Type: Publication

The EU-funded project ExcEED publishes a new factsheet on its geoclustering tool, one of the central tool of the project platform.  
Post date: 23 Ago 2019
Type: Tool

The right performance of a building directly relates to higher comfort and thus to better living conditions for the users. Less unexpected maintenance costs and improved comfort conditions positively influence the real estate value and occupancy rate.   This is the conclusion of the AZEB study ‘Real Estate Value and Occupancy Rate in nZEBs’. It demonstrates how the AZEB methodology effects these values, now and in future.  
Post date: 19 Ago 2019
Type: Noticias