Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

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Publication

Advanced design guide for small hospitals and healthcare facilities

This ASHRAE “Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities” is available for free download at ASHRAE website. It provides good design practices for integrating energy efficiency in a health-care environment, while...
The Advanced Energy Design Guide series provides recommendations for achieving 30% energy savings over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999.
Caso

Stuttgart-Sonnenberg: Reduction of CO2 Emissions in a Nursing Home

A retirement apartment building built in Stuttgart-Sonnenberg in 1965 is a good example of what can be achieved when a major renovation is combined with an energy efficient retrofit concept developed by a holistic design team. The modernisation of...
The seven story main building of the retirement home was built in 1965 with originally 116 beds. It also incorporates a kindergarten. In 1974 a further building was added as a nursing home with 55 beds. To this second building no...
Tool

Building design advisor

Software environment that supports the integration of multiple building models and databases used by analysis and visualization tools, through a single, object-based representation of building components and systems. BDA (Building Design Advisor)...
Publication

Analysis of execution quality related to thermal bridges

It is a well-known fact that thermal bridges can increase the transmission heat loss of buildings significantly, especially as we move towards higher and higher insulation levels in both our new and existing buildings. Thermal bridges have been the...
Evento

Innovation in Construction: Taking the lead in greening the future (4th ECTP Conference)

The pivotal role played by the construction sector in the new global concepts of sustainable development and economic recovery is now widely recognised. In Europe, this has led to reinforced Public Private Partnerships which are targeting innovation...
Array A unique event in the construction area The pivotal role played by the construction sector in the new global concepts of sustainable development and economic recovery is now widely recognised. In Europe, this has...
Tool

AUDIT

Calculates monthly and annual heating and cooling costs for residential and light commercial buildings. Virtually any type of cooling and heating system can be simulated by AUDIT including standard DX, evaporative, air source heat pumps, water...
Tool

AFT Mercury

AFT Mercury is a general-purpose pipe network optimization tool. AFT Mercury combines a proven pipe network analysis tool (AFT Fathom) with state-of-the-art optimization tools to allow designers to optimize pipe and component selection for lowest...
Publication

The effects of passive heating and cooling on the energy performance of buildings - CEN calculation procedures

In the discussion of global warming and the increasing costs of most energy carriers, the implementation of passive heating and cooling in all kinds of buildings has become more and more important, as these systems do not require the use of energy...
Information Paper P093