Very low energy buildings

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With this blog we try to make training and information on green building and sustainability of buildings, sharing experiences and we will do in scientific research. The goal is to reach a number as large as possible of people, professionals and not by stimulating the awareness that today can and must plan and act on buildings in a sustainable way. Try to use plain language to explain concepts are not too familiar: steps, methods and tools to obtain, in a sustainable,
Post date: 17 Jul 2009
Type: Enlace

Post date: 17 Jul 2009
Type: Enlace

Post date: 15 Jul 2009
Type: Caso

Post date: 14 Jul 2009
Type: Noticias

The used energy efficiency technologies include new insulation materials, high efficient windows and phase change material as well as efficient energy supply technologies like a micro combined heat and power unit, fuel cells, heat pump and photovoltaic panels. The building is a transportable, fully functional light-weight construction and produces more energy than it consumes. A so-called intelligent energy reader indicates possible electrical energy savings. The building is made of sustainable, natural and recycable materials.
Post date: 7 Jul 2009
Type: Noticias

This practical manual: Explains the philosophy and underpinnings of effective integrative design, addressing systems thinking and building and community design from a whole-living system perspective Details how to implement integrative design from the discovery phase to occupancy, supported by process outlines, itemized tasks, practice examples, case studies, and real-world stories illustrating the nature of this work Explores the deeper understanding of integration that is required to transform architectural practice and our role on the planet
Post date: 5 Jul 2009
Type: Publication

Optimizing the daylighting design’s performance requires analysis using computer or physical models to accurately determine if the design criteria for daylight has been met. Working together in an interactive fashion as the design progresses, the architect and daylighting analyst can create a building which performs as well as it looks.
Post date: 5 Jul 2009
Type: Publication