Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

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Towards additional policies to improve the environmental performance of buildings. Part II: Quantitative assessment

This report supports EU policymaking on sustainable consumption and production in the area of buildings. Various policies exist or have been proposed to improve the energy efficiency and thus the environmental performance of buildings. They address...
See also Part I of this study "Towards additional policies to improve the environmental performance of buildings" at http://www.buildup.eu/publications/6921. It reviews the barriers towards energy efficiency and the measures to overcome....
Caso

Largest Passive House project in Europe has been opened in Tirol (Austria)

The largest Passive House project in Europe has been opened in October 2009 in Innsbruck, the capital city of Tirol (Austria). About 35.000 m² (brutto) for 354 flats have been build by the building owner Neue Heimat Tirol, a social housing company...
The largest Passive House project in Europe (project Lodenareal) has been opened in October 2009 in Innsbruck, the capital city of Tirol  (Austria). About 35.000 m² (brutto) for 354 flats (26.000 m²) have been build by the building owner...
Tool

ENER-WIN

Energy design tool for large commercial buildings. Performs whole-building energy analysis for 8760 hours/year for up to 98 zones and 20 different wall and window types. Calculates transient heat flows, HVAC loads, daylighting, energy consumption,...
Tool

ECOTECT

Complete environmental design tool which couples an intuitive 3D modelling interface with extensive solar, thermal, lighting, acoustic and cost analysis functions. ECOTECT is one of the few tools in which performance analysis is simple, accurate and...
Tool

DOE-2

Hourly, whole-building energy analysis program calculating energy performance and life-cycle cost of operation. Can be used to analyze energy efficiency of given designs or efficiency of new technologies. Other uses include utility demand-side...
Evento

Light+Building

The world’s leading trade fair for Architecture and Technology related to energy efficient lighting and use of energy in buildings. It is used by manufacturers from over 50 countries, including all market leaders, to launch trends and innovations...
Array Since making its debut in 2000, Light+Building has made a name for itself as the leading international trade fair for the sector. Light+Building is characterised by a range of products and services unparalleled in terms of depth and...
Caso

St Francis of Assisi Academy secondary school, Liverpool. UK

Key points concerning the design: + East–West alignment allowed substantial area of south-facing façade to encourage passive solar gain in winter. + Use of internal exposed concrete to provide thermal mass in conjunction with night-cooling to reduce...
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City Academy , Bristol

Key points concerning the design: + Good fuel economy as a result of distributed heating plant. + Underfloor heating provided for low return temperatures, allowing optimum operation of condensing boilers. + Ventilation control in classrooms based...