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EA-QUIP

Analyzes energy use and energy conservation measure opportunities in both single and multi-family dwellings. A brief explanation for each question and range of possible answers are only a keystroke away, which is what makes EA-QUIP (Energy...
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e-Bench

Desktop computer tool for comprehensively measuring the energy, utility and environmental efficiency of a facility or process and comparing it to established benchmarks. e-Bench enables organisations, industry sectors and even...
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DOE-2

Hourly, whole-building energy analysis program calculating energy performance and life-cycle cost of operation. Can be used to analyze energy efficiency of given designs or efficiency of new technologies. Other uses include utility demand-...
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DesiCalc

Provides fast and accurate analysis of benefits of supplementing standard air-conditioning systems with desiccant-based air-treatment equipment. DESICALC estimates the value of desiccant systems, their operating cost, and humidity control...
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DEROB-LTH

Design tool used to explore the complex dynamic behaviour of buildings for different designs. The behaviour is expressed in terms of temperatures, heating- and cooling loads and different comfort indices. The form of the building can be...
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Quick Assessment Tool

The opportunities for demand reduction and cost savings with building demand responsive controls vary tremendously with building type and location. This assessment tool will predict the energy and demand savings, the economic savings, and...
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Delphin

Delphin is a comprehensive numerical simulation tool for the combined heat, moisture, and matter (e.g. salt) transport in porous building materials. It is mostly applied to calculate transient processes in building envelopes and...
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Adaptation of EN 15603, EN 13790 and related EU standards for defining a national calculation methodology for EPB in Turkey

Workshop organised by EVD Energy Management - August 15, 2009, ITU Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul The most comprehensive legislation in Turkey on energy performance in buildings, in parallel with EPBD (Energy Performance of Buildings...
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International Workshop on Impact, compliance and control of energy legislations

This workshop held in Brussels is the third of a series of four workshops co-organised by AIVC and ASIEPI (see ASIEPI WORKSHOPS for more information).  It has included a series of well structured country presentations, the view of various...
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Towards Pan-European Software for Building Energy Performance?

29th of June - Brussels link to the flyer flyer_29_06_2009_Brussels The energy performance of buildings is a key energy policy concern for Europe (Commission, Member States), addressed by several Directives, notably the Energy...
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Positive signs

In the presentation made by DGTREN, Unit 4, Energy Efficiency  on the recast EPBD, are some interesting points related to common methods (the basis for pan European software) as: -          the benchmarking methodology (slide 5...
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MIT Design Advisor

Web suite of building energy simulators that model energy, comfort, and daylighting performance, and give estimates of the long-term cost of utilities. The simulations restrict flexibility in order to offer users greater ease-of-use and...
Architects and Building Designers can use computer modelling to improve indoor comfort and energy performance of conceptual building designs. But most simulation tools are too complicated for this purpose. Quick, visual comparisons are...
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Parasol

ParaSol is a user-friendly energy simulation tool for comparison of energy demand, and peak loads for heating / cooling for different glazing and shading devices. The program is intended for use by students, researchers, architects and...
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Promoting low energy buildings in Central and Eastern Europe

http://www.intense-energy.eu/uploads/tx_triedownloads/INTENSE_WP3_D3_1.pdf This document explores the concept of today's best practice being tomorrow's norm. Info on experiences and lessons learned in Western Europe is analysed and...
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What does the EPBD stipulate for summer comfort and how does this affect energy use and building design?

Article 4 of the EPBD stipulates explicitly that attention should be paid to indoor climate conditions: “Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that minimum energy performance requirements for buildings are set … These...
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Which are the pro’s and con’s of passive cooling against mechanical air conditioning?

Mechanical ventilation and air conditioning control the indoor conditions with a specific high consistency range that is independent of external conditions, whereas passive systems cannot be regulated that precisely and quickly. However,...
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What would an adaptive standard be like?

Based on the idea that the human body continually adapts to a variety of conditions, an adaptive standard, would not include fixed indoor parameters but, would aim to promote (easy) adaptation by using the following principles: ·        ...
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What is adaptive comfort?

Adaptive comfort builds on the principle that people experience differently and adapt, up to a certain extent, to a variety of indoor conditions, depending on their clothing, their activity and general physical condition. Therefore,...
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Which are the international guidelines and standards for thermal comfort and what tendency do they impose on summer comfort?

The main international guidelines and standards on thermal comfort are: ·         International Standard ISO 7730. This standard is based on Fanger’s Predicted Mean Vote (PMV), which predicts the mean thermal sensation of a group of...
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Are there means of assessing the performance of alternative cooling techniques?

In line with the principle of equivalence, each Member State implements various EN standards into its regulations to assist in the evaluation of the performance of alternative cooling techniques. Examples of such standards are: ·        ...