Energy Efficiency in Buildings

EE in buildingsBuildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU. Currently, about one third of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old. By improving the energy efficiency of buildings, we could reduce total EU energy consumption by 5-6% and lower CO2 emissions by about 5%.


UGent research is contributing to the development of knowledge about sustainable, durable and energy-efficient buildings with a healthy and comfortable indoor climate.

 

Contributions

  • Performance prediction and evaluation tools of (new and renovated) buildings
  • Heat, air and moisture transport in buildings
  • HVAC systems, heat pumps
  • Solar concentrators & smart windows

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