VIP PHOTOVOLTAIC VENTILATED FACADE: DESIGN, SIMULATION, PRODUCTION AND INSTALLATION (RESSEEPE)

Authors

  • Irene Rafols. Arch., Fundació Eurecat, SpainMaster of Architecture (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya) specialized in development of new sustainable construction products with a deep knowledge in high performance concretes, sustainable materials and façade components. I also have a strong competence in construction and refurbish-ment processes focusing their improvement with IT technologies (BIM, IDDS, etc).
  • Daniel Cuiñas, Fundació Centre CIM, Spain – PhD in Physics (University of Santiago de Compostela). Experienced in structural simulations, numerical computation, data analy-sis and manufacturing techniques (subtractive and additive).
  • Kenny Rottenbacher, va-Q-tec AG, Germany – Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena). Experience with material proper-ties, especially glass and ceramics. Currently working in several H2020-EEB research projects for building insulation with vacuum-insulation panels (VIP).
  • Joaquim Rigola, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain—Professor Dr. En-gineer at UPC and Ph. D. Researcher and Promoter of the Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center (CTTC-UPC). More than 20 years working in heat and mass trans-fer phenomena analysis, numerical simulation models and experimental test facilities.
  • Asier Sanz, TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Spain – MSc degree in Automation Engi-neering by the Faculty of Engineering of University of Deusto. Currently he is pursuing the PhD degree in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of the Basque Country, Automatics and System Engineering Department, where he also works as an assistant professor.

Innovation – Three features of this development characterize the innovation brought: First, the utilization of vacuum insulated panels as the insulation element of the facade. The insulation layer in venti-lated facades is typically formed by conventional insulation materials. Second, the non-invasive characteristic of the installation since the substructure minimizes its points of contact with inner wall preventing the thermal bridges. This characteristic implies less logistics, therefore expedit-ing the installation activities. And third, the optimization of the air gap thickness to improve the PV panel performance.

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BUILDING THERMAL MODEL AT AN URBAN SCALE FOR DEFECTS INTEGRATION – IRSTV / CRENAU/ CEREMA

Authors – Rodler Auline, Guernouti Sihem, Musy Marjorie, Bouyer Julien IRSTV / CRENAU/ CEREMA, France

Innovation – Today, energy-efficient buildings are designed ac-cording to results of energy performance simulation. Dif-ferences between simulation and measured data may have been the consequence of errors in, for example, oc-cupancy scenarios, weather data or input data such as the materials or coating properties of the building en-velope [1][2]. Spitz et al. [1] showed that among the most influential parameters there is the thermal re-sistance of the walls repre-sented by the conductivity and the thickness. In the context of energy effi-ciency and with the aim to reduce the performance gap between predicted and measured energy consump-tion rate, quality checks and self-inspection tools need to be developed. For both buildings retrofit and new buildings these tools can be useful to detect the structural defects or the contingen-cies. Once the defect is lo-calized, its impact on the global energy performance of the building can be evalu-ated and compared to the energy performance estimated during the design pro-cess. In this work, we focus on the development of a tool able to simulate the thermal behavior of a building sur-rounded by a realistic environment. The envelope model has the advantage to consider defects. The defects considered here are materials with different properties than the initially planned during the design stage or materials with different thicknesses. These defects can be just part of a wall and can be localized at any position of the envelope. Once the defect is detected, it will be taken into account in the whole thermal simulation process. There-fore, a dynamic building thermal model is presented. It is a direct model repre-senting a whole building with several floors and can be of any shape. The wall model is a finite difference model and the mesher generates finer meshes at the regions were the defect is localized or where thermal stresses occur.

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STRATEGIES THAT INFLUENCE PER-FORMANCE OF MIXED-MODE NZE BUILDINGS IN HAWAII (HNEI / ERDL)

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PERFORMANCE GAP AND HOW BUILT2SPEC PROJECT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO ADDRESS IT (EURECAT)

Author – Irene Rafols, Fundació Eurecat, Spain: Master of Architecture (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya) specialized in develop-ment of new sustainable construction products with a deep knowledge in high perfor-mance concretes, sustainable materials and façade components. I also have a strong competence in construction and refurbishment processes focusing their improvement with IT technologies (BIM, IDDS, etc). I have experience currently in H2020-EEB re-search projects and I contribute as inventor in three construction patents: EP2314790, EP2314789 and EP2314818

Innovation – Energy performance gap is arising importance. Most of professionals are not complete-ly aware of this gap, its causes and how to address it. Built2spec project has reviewed main reliable data in Europe to point out and disseminate about this issue. In addition, it develops new tools to help reduce this energy variation when it applies to construction practices. Tools include innovative inspection techniques and friendly methodologies.

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IMPROVE THE SKILLS OF WORKERS TO MAKE SUSTAINABLE AND ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING (FORMAR)

Authors
 Christophe Cantau, NOBATEK – Centre de Ressources Technologiques (France)
 Ana Duarte, LNEG – Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Portugal)
 Ana Gonçalves, LNEG – Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Portugal)
 António Joyce, LNEG – Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Portugal)
 Kaleigh Nunes, BLUECITY Construction Lda (Portugal)
 Maria Herrando, CIRCE – Centro de Investigácion de Recursos y Consumos Energéticos (Spain)
 Eduardo Reis, CENFIC –Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria da Construção Civil e Obras Públicas do Sul (Portugal)
 Esther Rodríguez, FLC – Fundación Laboral de la Construcción (Spain)
 Denis Rouault, FCMB – Fédération Compagnonnique des Métiers du Bâtiment (France)


 

 

FOSTERING PUBLIC CAPACITY TO PLAN, FINANCE AND MANAGE INTE-GRATED URBAN REGENERATION FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY UPTAKE (FOSTERREG)

Author: Przemysław Dana , ASM-Market Research and Analysis Centre, Poland
International PR Manager at ASM responsible for PR, communication & dissemination activi-ties especially with regard to international markets. Diploma in International Relations, Mass Media & American studies, IV Certificate in Public Relations at Uniworld Business College Syd-ney. ASM Market Research and Analysis Centre is a Partner in HISER and BERTIM project specialised in a wide range of research and management consultancy with expertise in con-struction market research & analysis. ASM leads the market and exploitation tasks in the pro-ject as well as is responsible for dissemination and communication activities.

Innovation – The lack of proper coordination of aspects related to regulation, financing and management of energy efficiency measures within urban regeneration initiatives, as well as the frequent misalignment of public stakeholders at different levels, are hindering the potential benefits of ad-dressing these processes from an integrated perspective. FosterREG aims at enhancing public capacity at local, regional and national levels to plan, finance and manage integrated urban re-generation for sustainable energy uptake, through capacity building, promotion and articulation of effective multilevel coordination, and national as well as European network strengthening. These objectives will be achieved through public stakeholders’ engagement in joint analysis and knowledge development activities, as well as creation and dissemination of targeted train-ing materials and activities across Europe.

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