Energy generation and management technologies are both essential to optimise energy efficiency when designing new buildings
A hospital in Aydin, Turkey, will serve as a test case to demonstrate that it is possible to reduce its energy consumption by 50%, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions, with retrofitting solutions
Innovative retrofitting solutions offer flexibility for architectural freedom combined with energy efficiency
New technologies and energy management could soon lead to sustainable cities.
Users' perspectives play a key role in low-energy building. Experts agree that the feedback from people living in energy efficient buildings could help to optimise their overall usability.
Energy efficient building companies join forces with researchers to cut the energy bill of existing buildings using both passive and active designs to reach energy efficiency
Innovating façade-retrofitting methods are being developed to improve energy efficiency of residential buildings.
Building showcase projects must guide public building to become more energy efficient.
A brand new window with thin-layer glazing combines energy efficiency with the aesthetics of a baroque window.
Conservators and energy experts seek new solutions for a climate-friendly retrofitting of historic buildings.
Making historic buildings more energy efficient is not only a matter of technology, but also a matter of continuous communication between the actors involved
A process, called Building Information Modelling (BIM), is used by architects and building engineers to manage large data sets required for implementing building components during construction
The goal of reaching zero-energy buildings can be met by improving their design and relying on renewable energies
Building projects require processing and communication of large amounts of complex data. Now, software solutions make it possible to retrieve details of a given project at any time
Low energy buildings can benefit from sophisticated computer platforms capable of integrating the diversity of technical information required during the building stage and beyond
Recycling concrete from buildings that are no longer needed requires long-term thinking at the building’s inception
Reducing the energy consumption of an office building does not automatically imply less comfort for the users.
In Munich, a newly erected office building, called the NuOffice, has been awarded with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificate.
Energy efficiency in buildings needs to be tailored for to make the most of external and seasonal meteorological and climate conditions
Managing the building’s different energy processes is key to ensure both higher energy efficiency and users’ comfort, but users hold part of the responsibility
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