This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "building envelope (walls, windows,...)"
Post date: 21 Nov 2016
AMANAC (Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Cluster) aims to create an effective and long lasting collaboration and coordination platform within the Energy-efficient Buildings Public Private Partnership (EeB PPP) Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology projects, whose activities address development of (nano)materials, components and systems for the improvement of energy efficiency in buildings.
Post date: 15 Nov 2016
For the first time, the building glass façade and window industry represented by European Aluminium, EuroWindoor, ES-SO and Glass for Europe have come together to call for a modernised EPBD to unleash the energy savings potential of high performing windows.
Post date: 9 Nov 2016
In the context of the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive-EPBD (2010/31/EU), European Aluminium invites you to have a look at the animation explaining how to assess the thermal performance of windows.
Windows are different from other construction products: their performance cannot be reduced to insulation properties, as their solar gains and ventilative cooling matter as well.
Finally, the façade orientation, climate condition and window size define which properties matter the most.
Post date: 13 Mag 2016
In the context of the European Commission’s window energy labelling proposal, European Aluminium invites you to have a look at the animation explaining why choosing windows requires personalised advice.Because more than 90% of windows sold in the EU are not standard products purchased in point-of-sales, but are products made to measure for specific projects and installed by professionals, they should be optimized according to site-specific aspects: window sizes, façade orientations, climate conditions and adaptive elements like solar shading devices.
Post date: 15 Set 2015
In January 1 2015 the voluntary Swiss window energy labelling, Energieettikette für Fenster, was introduced. It has been launched with the support of the Swiss Professional Association for Windows and Facades (Schweizerischen Fachverband Fenster- und Fassadenbranche-FFF) and the Swiss Centre of Windows and Facades (Schweizerischen Zentrale Fenster und Fassaden-SZFF).
Post date: 9 Mar 2015
Systems that inform occupants about when to open and close windows (red/green lights, lighted signs) have become a popular, low-cost solution in U.S. buildings, in hopes of optimizing both comfort and energy performance. This project aims at characterizing how these systems operate in practice, and particularly whether they influence how occupants use their windows and perceive their environment. This paper takes a broad look at window signaling systems in existing buildings in the U.S.
Post date: 25 Ago 2014
Glass from building demolition and renovation should not be treated as a waste. The European flat glass industry is eager to use more recycled glass into their manufacturing processes and believes that EU targets on recycling would boost the development of collection schemes on an individual country level.
Post date: 27 Mar 2014
One can determine whether it is worth replacing a window by using the using the Uwin software program. This programme assesses the energy-related properties of existing windows, including their degree of air-tightness and type of installation. The Uglass mobile measurement device has been developed in order to determine the glazing data precisely. It measures the thermal insulation value of insulating glazing in just a few minutes. This enables the expected savings in window and facade refurbishments to be easily and precisely determined.
Post date: 27 Feb 2014
Thomas Cook Group has opted for Window Film to save energy at its headquarters in Belgium. More than 600 employees work in the company’s worldwide headquarters near Ghent, Belgium. The company decided to install solar control Window Film to improve heat rejection and reduce solar glare across the building’s 2000m2 of windows, optimising working conditions for employees that had struggled to deal with the solar heat and glare during summer months.
Post date: 25 Feb 2014