Research Projects Building Physics

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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Stochastic hygrothermal performance assessment of heritage constructions in the middle east subjected to climate change effects

Flanders has around 1,4 million apartments, more than half of them must be renovated in the short or medium term.

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TETRA-project Renovatie van KMO-gebouwen

Ghent University is part of the funded research project on retrofitting SME buildings. Within this project specific guidelines will be developed for the renovation of Industrial complexes and offices of SME’s. The consortium consists of Ghent University, Odisee, University of Antwerp, BBRI and KUL. The project is scheduled from 2016 till 2018, and Ghent University will work on the airtightness of building envelope interfaces.

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The impact of climate change on building envelopes

Dealing with climate change has become inevitable when making long term decisions.

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Thermal retrofits of Heritage buildings

The National Research Council (NRC) Canada is conducting a project on thermal retrofits of important heritage buildings in Ottawa. The Building Physics Group has been invited to collaborate in this project given its expertise in this research domain.

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Three pathways towards carbon neutrality of existing single-family dwellings: what are the tipping points?

With the building sector being a substantial contributor in the European energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, there is a growing awareness of the need to renovate the existing building stock.

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To bio or not to bio – Research into the characteristics and applications of insulation materials with a low environmental impact

Buildings have an enormous impact on our environment and are responsible for a large share of the primary energy use and CO2-emissions.

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Transition to Sustainable Building Stock & Transport System for Achieving Energy Efficiency in Growing Cities: A Case Study of Lahore Pakistan

The study is intended to gain insight on approaches towards making building stock energy efficient and along with making the adjacent transport system sustainable in relation the buildings.

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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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