Achieving nearly zero-energy buildings
BUILDING ENVELOPE INNOVATIONS
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING
Development of socio-technical innovations and action plans for sustainable buildings
Validation of building envelope innovations through real-time measurements, CFD analysis and whole building simulation.
Development of standards driven systematic approach in BIM to retrofitting.
The overall goal is to examine the effectiveness of innovative building structural elements and systems, regarding their structural, environmental and energy performance in retrofitting existing buildings. This will be done with the aim of facilitating the emergence of products and tools for the development of high performance retrofitted buildings in respect of sustainable development, in terms of design, consumption, building methods, materials, energy efficiency, costs and user comfort.
We are a team of researchers committed to realising the goal of energy efficient buildings through a combination of:
Simulation (CFD, whole building and reduced order modelling);
Building Information Modelling (IFC BIM);
Systems integration and optimisation;
Improved instrumentation in buildings;
Stakeholder-driven visualisation of performance data.
College of Engineering & Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
This project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland through the CDA programme.
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