Thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics

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The occupant density in buildings is one of the major and overlooked parameters affecting the energy consumption and virus transmission risk in buildings. HVAC systems energy consumption is highly dependent on the number of occupants. Studies on the transmission of COVID-19 virus have indicated a direct relationship between occupant density and COVID-19 infection risk. This study aims to seek the optimum occupant distribution patterns that account for the lowest number of infected people and minimum energy consumption.  
Post date: 3 Dub 2021
Type: Publication

Horizon2020 project procuRE: Pre-commercial Procurement of Breakthrough Solutions for 100% Renewable Energy Supply in Buildings is starting the Open Market Consultation.
Post date: 1 Dub 2021
Type: Novinky

The March 2021 issue of the AIVC newsletter has just been released. Specific contents include:
Post date: 31 Bře 2021
Type: Novinky

The renovation of this residential building locate in Munich was implemented in the framework of the FP7 funded E2Rebuild project:  
Post date: 29 Bře 2021
Type: Věc

Registration   Programme-Overview   Venue   BEHAVE 2020-2021   6th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency   21-23 April 2021  
Post date: 22 Bře 2021
Type: Event

Concept:   The renewable transformation of heating and cooling is underway but requires innovative next-generation policies. Currently, renewables are estimated to serve just 10 % of the thermal energy demand.   The implementation of district heating and cooling (DHC) systems based on renewable energy sources (RES) is a solution that is spreading, particularly among small communities in search of energy independence.  
Post date: 22 Bře 2021
Type: Odkaz

ZERO-PLUS is a comprehensive, cost-effective approach for the design, construction and monitoring of Net Zero Energy Settlements (NZESs). The proposed approach was applied in four case studies in different climatic settings, France, UK, Italy and Cyprus.   ZERO-PLUS settlements exceed the state of art by setting performance objectives requiring improvement relative to other energy-efficient buildings.  
Post date: 17 Bře 2021
Type: Novinky

The purpose of the report is to present an overview of the underlying programs and procedures that have been created and integrated in order to provide functionality to the ZERO-PLUS monitoring schema.   For the monitoring purposes of the ZERO-PLUS case studies data were collected from many monitoring devices and aggregated in the Web-GIS platform.  
Post date: 17 Bře 2021
Type: Publication

The 'Bale House' is the new Visitor Centre in Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, funded by Hastings Borough Council with grant aid from the Interreg NWE programme.   From the foundations to facade, it is constructed from natural and recycled materials which are healthy, fireproof, breathable, and they lock up carbon from the atmosphere, recycling agricultural by-products.  
Post date: 16 Bře 2021
Type: Věc

Concept and objectives:   Thermal insulation of construction and building elements has become the most important measure to enhance energy savings in new and existing building stock. Stricter regulations (such as 2019/2021 EU Buildings Directive) have led to the use of huge thicknesses of standard insulation, almost always EPS and XPS.   An efficient use of a porous cementitious system as a thermal insulation material depends mainly on its air content.
Post date: 10 Bře 2021
Type: Odkaz