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Context

An inexorable increase in energy consumption for the cooling of buildings, and the increase in overheating of buildings is caused by urbanization and densification, climate change, elevated comfort expectations, and inappropriate architectural design practices. Meeting this challenge requires further characterization of climate change impacts on building users and the development and application of low energy and low carbon cooling solutions.
The overarching aim is to provide guidance for the policy of local, provincial and regional governments in, among others, spatial planning, energy security and public health by addressing the impact of climate change on the indoor environmental and energy performance of buildings by providing technological solutions for energy generation, storage, distributions and demand reduction, and behavioral adaptation to heat/cold-related risks in Belgian building stock.

 

 


Objectives

  • Quantifying and upscaling the impact of climate change in terms of overheating risks on the building stock in Wallonia.
  • Identifying the impact of climate change on heating, ventilation and cooling energy demands.
  • Evaluating and Assessing the appropriate HVAC technologies that could limit the overheating risks in the selected building stock.
  • Providing the needed information to electricity grid operators on the impact of climate change on electrical loads to balance with the power production.

 

Partners

  • Sustainable Building Design Lab, Urban and Environmental Engineering Department, Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Department of Geography – UR SPHERES Faculty of Sciences
  • Sensing Atmospheres and Monitoring (SAM), UR SPHERES, Faculty of Sciences


Publications


 

Contact

essam.elnagar-at-uliege.be

vincent.lemort-at-uliege.be

 

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BRICKER aims to develop a retrofitting solution package for existing public-owned non-residential buildings in order to achieve a drastic reduction of the energy consumption (beyond 50%) and GHG emissions in this sector. 

This retrofitting package is based on:

  • Envelope retrofitting solutions for demand reduction through made-to-measure façades, innovative insulation materials and high performance windows.
  • Zero emissions energy production technologies based on a cogeneration system fed with locally available and clean renewable sources.
  • Integration and operation strategies´ development for the BRICKER Technologies and guidance for design, commissioning and maintenance.

The retrofitting solution package will be implemented in three real demonstration multi-buildings complexes, located in different climate conditions in three different European Countries and with different end-uses: Sanitary, Educational and Administrative.

To maximize impact and replicability of the project, technologies´ integration, guidance for implementation and technological transfer to Social Housing will be developed. These should help public bodies on implementation of optimal building retrofitting strategies, taking into account economic and financial aspects in the framework of limited access to funding, breakthroughs and innovative business models and continuous operation strategies during renovation.

- See more at: http://bricker.imginternet.it/Project/Overall_Objective.kl#sthash.syOIdod0.dpuf

BRICKER aims to develop a retrofitting solution package for existing public-owned non-residential buildings in order to achieve a drastic reduction of the energy consumption (beyond 50%) and GHG emissions in this sector. 

This retrofitting package is based on:

  • Envelope retrofitting solutions for demand reduction through made-to-measure façades, innovative insulation materials and high performance windows.
  • Zero emissions energy production technologies based on a cogeneration system fed with locally available and clean renewable sources.
  • Integration and operation strategies´ development for the BRICKER Technologies and guidance for design, commissioning and maintenance.

The retrofitting solution package will be implemented in three real demonstration multi-buildings complexes, located in different climate conditions in three different European Countries and with different end-uses: Sanitary, Educational and Administrative.

To maximize impact and replicability of the project, technologies´ integration, guidance for implementation and technological transfer to Social Housing will be developed. These should help public bodies on implementation of optimal building retrofitting strategies, taking into account economic and financial aspects in the framework of limited access to funding, breakthroughs and innovative business models and continuous operation strategies during renovation.

- See more at: http://bricker.imginternet.it/Project/Overall_Objective.kl#sthash.syOIdod0.dpuf

BRICKER aims to develop a retrofitting solution package for existing public-owned non-residential buildings in order to achieve a drastic reduction of the energy consumption (beyond 50%) and GHG emissions in this sector. 

This retrofitting package is based on:

  • Envelope retrofitting solutions for demand reduction through made-to-measure façades, innovative insulation materials and high performance windows.
  • Zero emissions energy production technologies based on a cogeneration system fed with locally available and clean renewable sources.
  • Integration and operation strategies´ development for the BRICKER Technologies and guidance for design, commissioning and maintenance.

The retrofitting solution package will be implemented in three real demonstration multi-buildings complexes, located in different climate conditions in three different European Countries and with different end-uses: Sanitary, Educational and Administrative.

To maximize impact and replicability of the project, technologies´ integration, guidance for implementation and technological transfer to Social Housing will be developed. These should help public bodies on implementation of optimal building retrofitting strategies, taking into account economic and financial aspects in the framework of limited access to funding, breakthroughs and innovative business models and continuous operation strategies during renovation.

- See more at: http://bricker.imginternet.it/Project/Overall_Objective.kl#sthash.syOIdod0.dpuf

BRICKER aims to develop a retrofitting solution package for existing public-owned non-residential buildings in order to achieve a drastic reduction of the energy consumption (beyond 50%) and GHG emissions in this sector. 

This retrofitting package is based on:

  • Envelope retrofitting solutions for demand reduction through made-to-measure façades, innovative insulation materials and high performance windows.
  • Zero emissions energy production technologies based on a cogeneration system fed with locally available and clean renewable sources.
  • Integration and operation strategies´ development for the BRICKER Technologies and guidance for design, commissioning and maintenance.

The retrofitting solution package will be implemented in three real demonstration multi-buildings complexes, located in different climate conditions in three different European Countries and with different end-uses: Sanitary, Educational and Administrative.

To maximize impact and replicability of the project, technologies´ integration, guidance for implementation and technological transfer to Social Housing will be developed. These should help public bodies on implementation of optimal building retrofitting strategies, taking into account economic and financial aspects in the framework of limited access to funding, breakthroughs and innovative business models and continuous operation strategies during renovation.

- See more at: http://bricker.imginternet.it/Project/Overall_Objective.kl#sthash.syOIdod0.dpuf