Calculation, simulation

Since these last years, the application of the European Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD) has led to a higher interest in summer comfort issue. In this context, the design of glazing complexes (glazing and solar shading) is a key issue since it directly influences the thermal and visual perception of interior spaces.  
Post date: 14 Dec 2018
Type: Tool

Sulgrave Gardens comprises 30 family homes in four blocks with a mix of typologies (houses, apartments and maisonettes) and tenures (9 homes for affordable rent, 13 for shared ownership and 8 private houses) in a conservation area in West London. At the time of certification, Sulgrave Gardens was the largest Passivhaus development in London. The scheme is arranged in four blocks. Two are Passivhaus certified and two designed to Passivhaus principles.  
Post date: 14 Dec 2018
Type: Case

Aeropolis is an urban UFO. Its compact form sits square on street alignment south just to show it does belong there, discretely steps back west liberating a sunny plaza like a breather off the busy boulevard, and humbly aligns its cornice levels with the massive KINETIX next door. The resulting built form wraps itself around a federating patio ensuring optimal daylight entry for all occupants. So it is a respectful UFO.  
Post date: 13 Dec 2018
Type: Case

The human factor affects significantly the actual energy performance over the building life cycle. The incorporation of behavioral insights into the building design and operation is starting to be recognized as a key topic.
Post date: 12 Dec 2018
Type: Event

The growth of global urban population drives unprecedented construction, resulting in embodied carbon emissions from new buildings alone to excess of 100 gigatons by 2060. If all construction activity, including infrastructure and renovations, are included, the global construction activity carbon until 2060 is set to exceed 230 gigatons, unless carbon intensity is drastically cut.  
Post date: 12 Dec 2018
Type: Publication

The International Energy Agency-IEA’s newly-enhanced Tracking Clean Energy Progress provides a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of a full range of energy technologies and sectors that are critical in a global clean-energy transition. It includes the most up-to-date information for where technologies are today and where they need to be according to the IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario, a pathway to reach the Paris Agreement well below 2°C climate goal, deliver universal energy access and significantly lower air pollution.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
Type: Tool

Artificial intelligence has found plenty of time and money saving applications within the solar industry, in the automated production of solar panels and the forecasting of their long-term performance, among other areas.  
Post date: 10 Dec 2018
Type: News

SAVE THE DATE!   New technologies and open data, levers to achieve climate and energy goals  
Post date: 10 Dec 2018
Type: Event

FOR PASIV is intended for all professionals and specialists in the sector, as well as for anyone who is interested in low-energy, passive and zero-energy buildings, be it young perspective people who are thinking about ways to make their new house less energy demanding, or anyone planning a renovation of her or his current dwelling.  
Post date: 7 Dec 2018
Type: Event

The GRETA project aims at demonstrating the potential of shallow geothermal energy in the Alpine Space. This kind of tools helps fostering the integration of this technology into future energy plans at different administrative levels.  
Post date: 3 Dec 2018
Type: Publication