Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

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Team Germany wins Solar Decathlon 2009

The Solar Decathlon title defender Technical University of Darmstadt under the lead of Prof. Hegger has won the international competition Solar Decathlon 2009 for the second time after 2007. The Solar Decathlon joins 20 college and university teams...
The German SurPlusHouse includes photovoltaic on all walls (also on the north side as a system was chosen that can produce electricity from diffuse radiation as well) and a heat pump for heating, domestic hot water and cooling. The...
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Tool to explore possibilities of energy saving in existing houses

As of February 2009 the second release of the ‘Energiebesparingsverkenner’ is online. This is an interactive tool on the internet that gives insight in the possibilities of energy saving measures in existing houses. The tool gives information on the...
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EU Sustainable Energy Week 2010

Be ready for this year's EU Sustainable Energy Week. We all know it: our energy future must be different from today's situation. New and renewable energy sources must replace fossil fuels, we will need to use energy more efficiently, and the future...
Array EU Sustainable Energy Week 2010: What's in it for you? 1. Many Energy Days across the EU – yours as well? Wherever you live in Europe, you can be part of the EUSEW by organising an Energy Day in...
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Interest free loans for Scottish householders for improving home energy efficiency

The Scottish Government will offer interest free loans to householders to help them cut their fuel bills and reduce emissions. A sum of 2 million pounds is available this year for a pilot loans scheme to help people improve insulation, replace...
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Low-emittance glazing website

An information website in French about low-emittance glazing.
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ZUKUNFTSRAUM SCHULE - SCHULGEBAEUDE NACHHALTIG GESTALTEN

Der Kongress "Zukunftsraum Schule" wendet sich an Paedagogen und Behoerdenvertreter, Architekten und Planer, Hersteller und Handwerker, Forscher und Praktiker und ist zugleich Anlass und Auftakt einer Plattform für Information und Kommunikation, die...
Array Den Zukunftsraum Schule nachhaltig zu gestalten, erfordert einen integralen Ansatz, der alle Beteiligten und alle Aspekte zusammenführt, um auf wirtschaftliche Weise optimale Bedingungen in effizient betriebenen und architektonisch...
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Nordea Bank Building Helsinki, Finland

The building has an air-conditioning system with mechanical supply and exhaust ventilation and chilled beams. Outdoor air is filtered and heated or cooled in central air handling units and supplied to rooms. Supply air is heated in the central air...
Key points concerning the design Each room has room controller which enables the highest thermal comfort standard. Chilled beams, low velocity induction devices, provide silent air distribution with low air velocities....
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Edifício dos Serviços Administrativos da Parque EXPO’98, Lisbon, Portugal

The building incorporates both natural and mechanical ventilation. Basic ventilation is provided by the HVAC system which operates when either heating or cooling is required, or when natural ventilation provides insufficient fresh air. Each floor of...
Key points concerning the designCombined natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation with air-conditioning and some heat recovery. Use of perforated shading panels to reduce direct solar gain while allowing natural day-lighting. Use of...