The media library of Saint-Joseph (Reunion) questions the identity of the contemporary architecture of Reunion, that of the Sud Sauvage more precisely. It refers to images, block of basalt, fagot of vetyver, geko, kalbanon but especially for uses, taking again the progressiveness of the sequences of traditional entries, creating a progression between the public space and that of the intimate one.
Post date: 15 Jan 2019
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
This book, is a guide to the relationship between building design, urban planning and climate. Aimed at architecture and urban planning professionals and students alike, it offers real-life solutions to climatological site planning and design issues, helping to settle disputes about site orientation, site organisation, and the assembly of building materials.
It is organised into the following three parts:
Post date: 28 Jun 2017
Case di Luce is an example of sustainable urban regeneration in a densely urbanized area. The site, located in the town of Bisceglie Italy, was a former industrial site that was not in use. All old building structures were demolished and the area cleaned up in order to give way to innovative energy efficiency constructions. Case di Luce is exactly that. The building features low carbon design which leverages seasonal variations of the solar path in order to optimise the comfort of its tenants.
Post date: 15 Dec 2016
This white paper, released by the European Solar Shading Organisation (ES-SO) focuses on the overheating risk in low energy buildings with the aim to strengthen the awareness of member states of a growing problem which is not sufficiently addressed in the current Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The paper brings up the growing problem of people suffering from uncomfortable indoor temperature.
According to the document, an explicit article on overheating has to be included in the EPBD review:
Post date: 25 Nov 2016
This guide, released by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and the Adaptation and Resilience in a Changing Climate Coordination Network (ARCC network), outlines precautions people can take to prevent homes from overheating.
Post date: 9 Aug 2016
Thursday 23 June 2016, 10:00 a.m. Brussels time (CET)
Participation is free, but prior registration is required. See links for registration.
Post date: 22 Jun 2016
This four-page BINE information paper, presents the results of an analysis of the effect of improved protection against the sun and the use of ceiling fans on user behaviour and satisfaction as well as the scale of influence of comfort models (PMV - Predictive Mean Vote and adaptive).
Post date: 23 May 2016
This report, released by the French association "Energies et Avenir", identifies the most important parameters influencing thermal comfort, based on numerical simulations and measurements of a new house and a new building with 28 dwellings for 3 typical French climates. The study focuses on the building’s orientation, thermal inertia, solar shading, internal heat sources, and windows opening. According to the results:
Post date: 5 Apr 2016
This report, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, reviews the range of technical and behavioural solutions available to reduce the risk of overheating in UK homes. The document covers a wide range of possible measures from town planning and building positioning, layout and orientation through to building fabric, windows, ventilation, to the actions of individual occupants. More specifically, more than 30 solutions have been considered and categorised according to whether they are based on:
Post date: 4 Apr 2016