Research projects Marc Delghust

Construction nodes in the EPB-regulation - EP-bridge & PAThB2010

Each building has a large number of different construction nodes (e.g. wall-roof junctions) and many of those are unique, being detailed specifically for that building.

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ECO-Life

The ECO-Life project demonstrates the development of the zero-carbon social housing neighbourhood “Venning” in Kortrijk ...

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EPB versus real energy use in high-performance houses

How accurately do official energy performance calculations assess the real energy use in high-performance houses? This question was investigated in a statistical study commissioned by the Flemish Energy Agency (VEA), analysing data on 537 dwellings: their building envelope and system characteristics and calculated energy performance reported in the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) database, the energy use collected by the energy utilities and socio-demographic and behavioural data from surveys of the inhabitants.

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Improving the predictive power of simplified residential space heating demand models : a field data and model driven study

Doctoral dissertation Marc Delghust

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Parametric atlas of construction nodes / thermal bridges

Thermal bridges can have an important impact on the energy performance of buildings. Therefore, in Belgium, a pragmatic approach was developed to take construction nodes into account in the official energy performance assessment of buildings.

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Retrofit cavity wall insulation (IWT TETRA-project)

Retrofit cavity wall insulation (CWI) has great potential for reducing the energy use in Flemish houses. This is due to the reduced complexity and costs of the procedure compared to interior and exterior retrofit wall insulation and to the vast amount of non-insulated cavity-walls in Flanders.

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Triple-A. Tailored energy renovation advice

Triple-A is an Interreg 2 Seas project under the programme priority “Low carbon technologies”.

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