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Simplified Building Energy Model

SBEM was developed by BRE, on behalf of the UK government, as the default energy calculation tool for non-domestic buildings under the EPBD National Calculation Methodology. It is used a) in demonstrating compliance with minimum...
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What is the accuracy of boilers efficiency measurement on site?

During inspection of oil and gas boilers, some measurements of the energy efficiency have to be operated. It is not sure that the uncertainty of this on-site boiler efficiency measurement is well known. Some interesting works about...
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Welcome to the community on leading examples of public buildings!

The summer holiday will be finished soon, and we should start to work again.This community would like to share opinions, experiences, questions and answers. We suggested that the public buildings should be as a good practice for the...
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IAQ and energy certificates in public buildings

Healthy indoor air qualtiy and climate are most imporant performance criteria of buildings, and it would be useful to include indicative values of indoor air qualitry and climate in the same diplay as the energy performance. Are there any...
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Are energy certificates really posted in public buildings?

I have visited several public buildings in EU-countries but very few of them have posted the energy cerificate visiby. Could you share your experience with a photograpph. How it is done in practise? In Finland there are no national...
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DesignBuilder

User-friendly modelling environment where you can work (and play) with building models. It provides a range of environmental performance data such as: energy consumption, internal comfort data and HVAC component sizes. Output is based on...
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Apache

Software tool for thermal design & energy simulation related to buildings. In design mode, APACHE covers the calculation of heating, cooling and latent room loads, the sizing of room units, internal comfort analysis and codes/standards...
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Heat, Air and Moisture simulation Laboratory

HAMlab (Heat, Air and Moisture simulation Laboratory) is a collection of tools and functions in the MatLab/Simulink/FemLab environment that includes: HAMBASE: HAM transport in multizone building models HAMSYS: building systems models...
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Sombrero

A PC-tool to calculate shadows on arbitrarily oriented surfaces. In designing both active use of solar energy (domestic hot water, photovoltaic) as well as passive solar architecture, shading and lighting of planes plays an important role...
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PV*SOL

Software for the planning, analysis and simulation of photovoltaic systems - both grid-connected and stand-alone. A professional tool for planners, engineers and energy specialists, PV*SOL can also be used for education purposes by...
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PVcad

Program for planning PV facades (grip coupled system). PVcad version 1.2.1 offers interfaces to civil engineering CAD systems (DXF-Import) as well as extensive databases for weather data at many different locations, modules and inverters....
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DIALux

A light planning program for calculation and visualization of indoor and outdoor lighting systems. DIALux can import from and export to all CAD programs (DXF, DWG, SAT,...) and has photorealistic visualization with an integrated ray tracer...
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ADELINE

ADELINE provides architects and engineers with accurate information about behaviour and the performance of indoor lighting systems. Both natural and electrical lighting problems can be solved, in simple rooms or the most complex spaces....
ADELINE is an integrated lighting design computer tool developed by an international research team within the framework of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Heating and Cooling Programme Task 12.
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Future European standards for Low or Zero Energy/Carbon Housing

Attached is a link to a questionaire to identify different views on Low or Zero Energy/Carbon standards for New housing. A summary of responses can be found below. The questionaire is part of a Msc Dissertation titled "Carbon Neutral...
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AnTherm

This tool calculates characteristic indicators for the construction, such as linear (or point) thermal transmittance or the matrix of thermal coupling coefficients (i.e. boundary conditions independent results). AnTherm facilitates...
Calculates temperature distributions, heat flows and (optionally) vapor diffusion flows in building structures - particularly those with thermal heat bridges. AnTherm (Analysis of Thermal behavior of Building Construction Heat Bridges) is...
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EPB-software

Free application that supports the (Flemish) Energy Performance Legislation for Buildings. EPB=software is based on a large number of building and installation characteristics and calculates the U-values, the average insulation level and...
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Energies-Bretagne-ERH2

Pôle de compétences régional hydrogène et piles à combustibles en Bretagne Deux projets d'action: - Le livre blanc des compétences nécessaires et disponibles pour l'émergence d'une filière hydrogène et piles à combustibles en Bretagne...
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Website of the IEE project CENSE (CEN calculation procedures) has been significantly upgraded

dear all, May I invite you for a visit? http://www.iee-cense.eu The IEE CENSE project (2007-2010) supports the EU Member States (MS) and other target groups. The aim is to achieve better awareness and more effective use of the European...
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News on the Community on energy performance calculation procedures

dear members and visitors of the Community on energy performance calculation procedures. It is summer in Europe and many people are on holidays. But for those who are on line, you may wonder what you can expect from this community....
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Methodology of Energy Measurement and Estimation of Annual Energy Consumption of Lifts (Elevators), Escalators and Moving Walks

About one third of the final energy consumption in the Community is used in the tertiary and residential sector, mostly in buildings. Due to the increased comfort requirements, energy consumption in buildings recently experienced a...