Buildings and Districts
Energy and resource efficiency of buildings, building elements and the techniques and materials used are all decisive for the total energy use and environmental impact of the buildings around us. EnergyVille helps to make building materials, technical service systems and renewable energy components more energy and environmentally friendly and efficient.
- Smart energy districts & cities, Big Data and IoT for energy in buildings
- Home, building and district energy management systems based on combining actual and forecasted energy generation and consumer data
- The impact of buildings, building elements and building materials through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC)
Dirk Saelens, Professor Building Physics
Government, industry and citizens are increasingly aware of the absolute necessity to address excessive energy use in buildings. This general awareness creates a one of a kind momentum to tackle the energy challenges at all levels: starting at the development of energy master plans to upgrade city neighbourhoods, to motivating home owners to insulate their roofs. Every little bit helps!