summer comfort

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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

If you’ve felt uncomfortably hot in a city this summer, chances are it’s not just because of the weather. Look around any urban centre and you’ll see the built environment itself exacerbates summer temperatures. Vehicles stuck in traffic emitting heat. Airconditioners pumping waste heat into the air. Concrete and asphalt across almost every surface, absorbing and radiating the sun’s rays. Urban canyons formed between tall buildings, trapping heat at the street level.
Post date: 23 Aug 2018
Type: Link

Friday 2 December 2016, 10:00 am Brussels time (CET)   This webinar will focus on summer thermal comfort by discussing available national requirements, related assessment methods as well as the results from field studies.  
Post date: 25 Nov 2016
Type: Event

Thursday 1 December 2016, 10:00 am Brussels time (CET)   Ventilative cooling—i.e., the use of natural or mechanical ventilation strategies to cool indoor spaces—can be very effective to reduce the cooling energy demand in buildings, under summer or mid-season conditions.   This webinar is part of a broader series focusing on ventilative cooling in energy performance, within the context of compliance with building regulations in several countries.  
Post date: 25 Nov 2016
Type: Event

SEEDPASS EU PROJECT WEBINAR   August 30, 2016 – Tuesday | 10:50-12:30 CET (Zagreb-HR) | 11:50-13:30 EET (Athens-GR)   OBJECTIVE This webinar will discuss and  share results of the research carried out in Italy, Greece and Croatia during the SEEDpass EU project (2014-2016). It will provide an overview of the Passive House buildings case study examples and details, and prove the importance of in-depth education on Passive House Design in South East European (SEE) countries.  
Post date: 29 Aug 2016
Type: Event

This QUALICHeCK fact sheet presents, analyses and evaluates the voluntary cool roofing products rating programme developed by the European Cool Roofs Council  (ECRC) with the purpose to provide uniform and credible radiative properties of roofing products and materials, measured by an ECRC accredited/approved testing laboratory.  
Post date: 30 Mar 2016
Type: Publication

Ventilative cooling refers to the use of natural or mechanical ventilation strategies to cool indoor spaces, and thereby both improve thermal comfort and reduce space cooling energy use which may be critical to achieve new or renovated NZEB. The most common technique is the use of increased ventilation airflow rates and night ventilation but other technologies may be considered as well.   This community will focus on research issues but also on practical implementation, quality issues, opportunities and barriers.  
Post date: 7 Sep 2012
Type: Topic

1.     Introduction
Post date: 9 Dec 2010
Type: Case

The Keep Cool II project, approved under the programme Intelligent Energy for Europe (IEE) and that ended on 31 May 2010, had the following objectives:• Consolidating the market chain of sustainable summer comfort solutions;• Creating incentives for designers and planners towards integrated planning;• Introducing resp. strengthening sustainable summer comfort into national Energy Efficiency Action Plans, guidelines for public procurement and national building regulation;
Post date: 26 Oct 2010
Type: Publication