AMANAC Roadmaps for technology adoption

AMANAC Roadmaps for technology adoption Recommendations for promoting the market uptake of innovative products and services in the Construction and Building Sector  Introduction With the support of the AMANAC Cluster, the BRIMEE and ECO-BINDER European Projects organised the Expert Workshop entitled “Bridging the gap between Research and Market Uptake: Innovative Energy Efficiency Building Solutions” dedicated […]

HETRAN Simulation Code

Introduction HETRAN (HEat TRansfer ANalysis) is a FORTRAN numerical code utilized for the simulation of the one dimensional transient heat and mass transfer phenomena inside multi-layer porous building materials taking into account phase change phenomena, developed at the Heterogeneous Mixtures and Combustion Systems laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens. The code has been developed […]

Lightweight concrete for adaptive envelopes

 Introduction Development of lightweight concrete for adaptive envelopes is a part of ADAPTIWALL project (“Multi-functional light-weight WALL panel based on ADAPTive Insulation and nanomaterials for energy efficient buildings “, Lightweight concrete is a concrete with a density lower than 2000 kg/m3 following the Eurocodes classification shown in the Table 1: Table 1: Eurocodes density […]

Total Heat Exchanger for Energy Recovery Ventilation

This article aims to vulgarize the technology of Energy Recovery Ventilation system (ERV) using a total heat exchanger. In a first part, thermal comfort in building are presented. Then principles and technology aspects are explained. In a last part, specific efficiencies to rate this kind of appliance are defined. Development of Total Heat Exchanger is […]