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Energieeffiziente Bürogebäude

Information paper on energy efficient office buildings on basics for the design and simulation of those buildings. Example buildings for cost-efficient office buildings with innovative energy concepts are included.
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Energieverbräuche von Bildungsgebäuden

A collection of energy consumption data of educational buildings such as schools, nursery schools and university buildings. The average consumotion of heating energy and electrical energy as well as the standard deviation was calculated...
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Energetisch sanierte Wohngebäude

A textbook including the results of 40 retrofit demonstration buildings built from 1900 to 1980. The energy saving potentials and the amortisation of the investment costs are presented and analysed.
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Passive Kühlung mit Nachlüftung

An information paper on the use of night ventilation for passive cooling in buildings.
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Langzeitmonitoring EnBau

Intermediate report of the long-term monitoring of 18 demonstration buildings within the German energy efficiency in buildings programme EnBau.
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Tageslichtnutzung in Gebäuden

An information paper on the optimal use of daylight in buildings.
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Bürogebäude mit Zukunft

A textbook presenting different aspects for the design of energy efficient and up-to-date office buildings. It is accompanied by a CD-Rom with teaching material and additional information.
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EnSan-Symposium "Raumlufttechnik im Bestand"

Proceedings of the 3rd EnSan Symposium documenting the presentations and summarising the state of the EnSan research projects in the field of air conditioning in retrofits. EnSan is the German programme for the energy efficient retrofit of...
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Heizen, Kühlen, Belüften und Beleuchten

Details and background information for the application of the German standard DIN V 18599. Example calculations illustrate the application of the standard.
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Gebäude sanieren - Schulen

A guide for the energy efficient retrofit of school buildings including the experiences of demonstration projects.
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Energieeffizient Sanieren

The book "energy efficient retrofit" gives an introduction into the legal provisions for energy efficiency, the calculation of energy performance and the standards for energy efficient retrofits. The main part of the book is the nearly...
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Thermo-active building systems

The information paper "thermo-active building component systems" shows the energy potential, the performance characteristic and the limits for the use of these systems.
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Thermoaktive Bauteilsysteme

The information paper "thermoactive building component systems" shows the energy potential, the performance characteristic and the limits for the use of these systems.
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Energieeffiziente Büro- und Verwaltungsgebäude - Teil 2

Analyses and experiences in the context of the German energy efficiency in buildings programme "EnOB" section energy optimised new buildings. Part 2 of the article focuses on heat pumps in energy optimised new buildings.
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Energieeffiziente Büro- und Verwaltungsgebäude - Teil 1

Analyses and experiences in the context of the German energy efficiency in buildings programme "EnOB" section energy optimised new buildings. Part 1 of the article gives an overview of all demonstration buildings and focuses on the energy...
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Studentisches Wohnen in Niedrigenergie- und Passivhäusern

The student residences "Neue Burse" in Wuppertal, as well as the "Bildungsherberge" of the distance university in Hagen have been realised according to the passive house concept, as retrofit (Wuppertal) or new building respectively (Hagen...
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Nutzerzufriedenheit in Bürogebäuden

This dissertation analyses the interrelation between different comfort parameters at the work space. It takes into account thermal, visual and acoustical characteristics as well as air quality and office equipment.
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Leitfaden für die energetische Sanierung von Laboratorien

A guide for the energy efficient retrofit of labaratory buildings with information, design guidance, needs and assessment criteria based on the realised retrofit project of a laboratory building at the research centre in Jülich.
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Many changes in the EPBD 2010

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 2, April 2009, pages 14 and 16 to 20
The author analyses the changes linked to the EPBD recast proposal adopted by the European Commission in November 2008.
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Gebruik en betrouwbaarheid energielabels bij woningen

Vanaf 1 januari 2008 moet bij elk transactiemoment, van onroerend goed een maximaal 10 jaar oud energieprestatiecertificaat (= energielabel) worden getoond. Zo zouden eigenaren worden gestimuleerd tot het nemen van energiebesparende...