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Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design

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...

ES-SO White Paper EPBD: Overheating risk in low energy buildings

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...

Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design

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...

ES-SO White Paper EPBD: Overheating risk in low energy buildings

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...

Guidance on preventing overheating in the home

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...

BINE info paper: "Keeping a cool head in the summer heat"

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...

Thermal comfort in new residential buildings in France

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...

Solutions to Overheating In Homes - Evidence Review

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...

QUALICHeCK Newsletter issue #3 - August 2015

The third issue of the QUALICHeCK Newsletter (August 2015) contains the latest news and activities concerning the QUALICHeCK project.   The newsletter's articles include:   2nd QUALICHeCK Conference, 4 September 2015, Brussels 2nd...

Solar Heating and Cooling for Residential Applications- Technology Brief

This report focuses on Solar Thermal Systems (STS) for residential applications. The document provides technical background, analyses the potential and the barriers for market growth and offers insights for policy makers on the STS field...