Energy-efficient Buildings flexibly connected with the neighbourhood energy system

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    Seventeen partners from 11 countries covering all building life cycle will develop an innovative Integrated Evolutionary Design Methodology that allows the stakeholders to predict the current and future energy efficiency of buildings both at individual level and at neighbourhood level.
    Design4energy project develops methodologies and tools that can help designing energy efficient buildings which account for both short term performance as well as future scenarios, considering important factors such as deterioration curves, technology evolution, climate change effect, users, energy neighbourhood configuration, continuous commissioning alternatives while evaluating their impact in the Building Life Energy Performance.
    The proposed methodology utilises a sophisticated technology platform, making use of energy attributes of building components, deterioration of building components and systems, neighbourhood energy systems, energy related parameters, energy simulation tools and current usage parameters of the tenants, derived from maintenance and operation data. The new technology platform allows the stakeholders already in an early stage of the design process to explore various design options and to make better informed decisions in optimising the energy performance at building life cycle level, including operation and maintenance.

    Layman's description

    Design4Energy project aims to develop an innovative Integrated Evolutionary Design Methodology that can allow the stakeholders to predict the current and future energy efficiency of buildings (both at individual level and neighbourhood level) and make better informed decision in optimising the energy performance at building life cycle level, including operation and maintenance.
    Short titleDesign4energy
    AcronymDesign4energy
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/09/1330/09/17

    Keywords

    • Design4energy
    • technology platform
    • stakeholders
    • energy efficient buildings

    Research Output

    • 8 Conference article in proceedings
    • 1 Chapter or book article
    • 1 Article
    • 1 Article in a proceedings journal

    BIM process facilitator for energy efficient design management

    Mäkeläinen, T., Klobut, K., Hukkalainen, M. & Hyvärinen, J., Jun 2018, ICCCBE 2018 Conference proceedings. p. 875-882 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Improving the Design of Energy-Efficient Building Retrofitting: Design Guidelines, Energy Simulations, and Selecting of Technologies

    Hukkalainen, M., Klobut, K., Mäkeläinen, T., Dimitriou, V. & Leszczyński, D., 2018, Design Solutions for nZEB Retrofit Buildings. IGI Global, p. 165-185 21 p. (Advances in Civil and Industrial Engineering).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional

  • Visionary scenarios for planning of energy-efficient buildings and neighbourhoods

    Klobut, K., Hukkalainen, M. & Mäkeläinen, T., 2018, In : International Journal of Energy Production and Management. 3, 3, p. 179-190 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access