Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

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Construction structure lourde - Isolation thermique répartie - Carnet de détails

Dans le cadre du projet PREBAT MININFIL "Minimiser les infiltrations d'air", 4 carnets d'une vingtaine de détails techniques ont été réalisés pour 4 modes constructifs considérés comme les plus courants en France : Isolation par l'intérieur,...
L’objectif central de ces guides est d’accompagner la transformation de marché en cours sur l’amélioration de l’étanchéité à l’air des constructions. Ces guides comprennent :   des détails constructifs utilisant des solutions...
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Construction ossature bois - Isolation thermique intégrée - Carnet de détails

Dans le cadre du projet PREBAT MININFIL "Minimiser les infiltrations d'air", 4 carnets d'une vingtaine de détails techniques ont été réalisés pour 4 modes constructifs considérés comme les plus courants en France : Isolation par l'intérieur,...
L’objectif central de ces guides est d’accompagner la transformation de marché en cours sur l’amélioration de l’étanchéité à l’air des constructions. Ces guides comprennent :   des détails constructifs utilisant des solutions...
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London's energy busting Low Carbon Zones go ‘live’

Ten energy-busting Low Carbon Zones across London have gone ‘live’ to help residents, schools and businesses to go green, to save money and create job opportunities at the same time. These Zones have each been awarded a share of £3million by the...
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “London's 10 Low Carbon Zones are now officially 'live', championing the latest energy busting technologies, trialling innovative ways to go green and helping people save money. Not only will this have...
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Perméabilité à l’air de l'enveloppe des bâtiments - Généralités et sensibilisation

The aim of this document is to provide information about the issues and physical principles related to air tightness of building envelopes. Furthermore, it helps in understanding the content of the building envelopes air tightness measurement...
L’objectif de ce document est d’apporter au lecteur des éléments qui lui permettront de se familiariser avec les enjeux et les principes physiques liés à la perméabilité à l’air. Par ailleurs, il constitue une aide à la compréhension des...
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Envelope airtightness: How to stimulate a market transformation?

This presentation on demand from the ASIEPI European project gives an overview of ongoing developments in Europe with the mechanisms that have led to a market transformation on envelope airtightness in five countries - France, Germany, Finland,...
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Envelope and ductwork airtightness in the revision of the French energy regulation: calculation principles and potential impacts

This document is the abstract of a paper that was submitted at 2010 AIVC Conference, in Seoul, South Korea. It analyses the energy impact of envelope and ductwork leakage estimated with the regulatory calculation method for different building and...
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Good practice guidance on thermal bridges and construction details - Part 2: Good examples

A third of EU Member States have no real ‘good-practice’ guidance on thermal bridges in the framework of their building energy regulations. The quality of guidance in the remaining States is very varied. This paper presents selected examples of good...
Information paper P189 of the European Project ASIEPI Even in well-insulated buildings, thermal bridges are often neglected. A third of EU Member States have no real ‘good-practice’ guidance on thermal bridges in the framework of their...
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Keep Cool - Von Klimatizieren zum nachhaltigen Sommerkomfort

Despite the availability of passive solutions, the standard way of securing summer comfort is still the application of mechanical air conditioning. It was thus the overall goal of the Keep Cool project (December 2007 - May 2010) to contribute to a...
The project Keep Cool II proposes different actions to achieve this goal. For this it is divided in two phases. The first one provides analysis and technical tools to overcome the most important barriers by introducing sustainable summer...