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
New technologies and energy management could soon lead to sustainable cities.
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.
Making historic buildings more energy efficient is not only a matter of technology, but also a matter of continuous communication between the actors involved
The goal of reaching zero-energy buildings can be met by improving their design and relying on renewable energies
Low energy buildings can benefit from sophisticated computer platforms capable of integrating the diversity of technical information required during the building stage and beyond
Three cases studies will constitute the basis for developing an easily replicable strategy for renovating districts so that they reach near zero energy consumption
The potential of the one carbon atom-thick wonder material has not escaped industry’s radar
Microscopic graphene flakes were isolated in 2010 and now the worldwide research looks for practical applications
Reducing the energy consumption of an office building does not automatically imply less comfort for the users.
Energy efficiency in buildings needs to be tailored for to make the most of external and seasonal meteorological and climate conditions
Russia needs to use gas more efficiently and more sustainably, as reserves are not endless
The building energy efficiency challenge is different for industrial applications. Optimising energy efficiency may require greater integration of the buildings’ design, construction and maintenance
Performing life cycle assessment of energy efficient buildings can prevent shifting the environmental burden in different stages of the building’s lifespan
A conservation effort in Appenzell, Switzerland, could lead to the revival of local heritage buildings made with the unique Strickbau construction technique
How to limit the costs of energy buildings? Before technologies allowing energy consumption reduction are accepted by the market, their cost has to decrease
Franz Freundorfer applies his knowledge to the development of energy-efficient windows for heritage buildings
Prof. Karsten Voss develops international agreements about net zero energy building definitions in the International Energy Agency
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