building design

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Concept, Objectives and Methodology BIM4EEB aims to foster the renovation industry by developing an attractive and powerful BIM-based toolset able to support designers in the design and planning phase, construction companies to efficiently carry out the work and service companies to provide attractive solutions for building retrofitting.  
Post date: 4 wrz 2019
Type: Odnośnik

Climate change is already underway, and some dangerous consequences include warmer average temperatures and severe and frequent heat waves.   The recent heat waves, which set new temperature records in Europe, has shown that Western, Central and Nordic cities are more vulnerable to heat stress than those already facing heat regularly in the Southern Europe.  
Post date: 29 sie 2019
Type: Termin

Overall environmental impacts of nZEBs are substantially lower than conventional buildings. This is the conclusion of a new AZEB study in which the environmental performance of 3 AZEB case studies was evaluated using life cycle assessment (LCA).   The combination of LCA with optimization methods facilitates decisions to minimize environmental impacts of nZEBs, while keeping the costs as low as possible.  
Post date: 23 sie 2019
Type: Publication

The EU-funded project ExcEED publishes a new factsheet on its geoclustering tool, one of the central tool of the project platform.  
Post date: 23 sie 2019
Type: Tool

The right performance of a building directly relates to higher comfort and thus to better living conditions for the users. Less unexpected maintenance costs and improved comfort conditions positively influence the real estate value and occupancy rate.   This is the conclusion of the AZEB study ‘Real Estate Value and Occupancy Rate in nZEBs’. It demonstrates how the AZEB methodology effects these values, now and in future.  
Post date: 19 sie 2019
Type: Aktualności

AZEB studied the use of indicators for measuring the social performance of a building. The social performance of two AZEB case studies, in Spain and Bulgaria, was investigated.   The study shows how the European standard could aid decision making for cost-effective nZEB development.  
Post date: 19 sie 2019
Type: Aktualności

As part of the dissemination tasks of 4RinEU, training and skills development is a substantial component. Particularly, such tasks are devoted to developing the necessary skills for a new generation of practitioners in the energy retrofit of buildings.   Accordingly, last Spring, researchers from Eurac held a two-day training session on the software Early-RENo last 16-17 May 2019.  
Post date: 12 sie 2019
Type: Aktualności

In integrative building design, interaction among all building disciplines and stakeholders is sought from the earliest development phases, aiming to achieve optimal solutions through iterative and lean approaches.  
Post date: 5 lip 2019
Type: Aktualności

Getting on track to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C, as was agreed in Paris back in 2015, would not just be good for our climate, but first and foremost for all citizens.   What changes to the European policy framework and new initiatives could be prepared and implemented in the coming years?   This paper on the zero carbon and circular challenge in the built environment puts forward several policy recommendations.
Post date: 26 cze 2019
Type: Publication

As building envelopes and mechanical and electrical equipment become more efficient, the impact of occupants on building energy increases.   Meanwhile, trends in teleworking, co-working and home-sharing mean vastly different occupancy than the standard occupancy schedules.  
Post date: 12 cze 2019
Type: Publication