Minimizing the performance gap – considering user behavior in building regulations

5-6 April 2016, Horsens: A conference and a workshop for policymakers, researchers and stakeholders within the construction sector.
Starttidspunkt
5. april 2016 09:30
Sluttidspunkt
6. april 2016 17:30
Sted
Horsens, Denmark
Indhold

A conference and a workshop for policymakers, researchers and stakeholders within the construction sector

 

The EU’s building regulations will be revised within the coming year. This calls for consideration of how new knowledge regarding resident behavior can improve building regulations.

Building regulations are heralded as important means for improving energy efficiency in the building stock, because they lead to substantial innovation within the construction sector. However, research suggests that building component efficiency is now so high that it is building use that will be the main barrier for reducing building energy consumption in the future. When it comes to building use, there is a notable difference between the predicted and actual energy performance once the buildings are inhabited, and it appears that still more technically complicated buildings are not viable solutions.

The calculation methods, supporting the building regulations, are also used to promote energy efficient retrofitting of existing buildings, but these calculations risk being misleading. Research has shown that residents in poorly insulated homes are generally better at saving energy than residents in more energy efficient buildings, and that economic investments in retrofitting are, therefore, likely to have much longer payback times than calculated.

The workshop is organized by UserTEC, a five-year research project financed by Innovation Fund Denmark, and lead by Prof. Kirsten Gram-Hanssen, Prof. Per Heiselberg, Prof. Ellen Christiansen and Prof. Susse Georg, Aalborg University. 

In cooperation with Oxford, Cambridge, Delft and Linköping Universities. 

More information about the project at: http://sbi.dk/usertec

 

 Dates to Remember

  • Registration ends 4 March 2016
  • Conference 5 April 2016 - Open for all
  • Workshop 6 April 2016 - Limited seating primarily for researchers and associated partners

 

Register Now

We are now past deadline for registration to the conference and the conference is fully booked. If you want to get on the waiting list please contact us at kurser@sbi.aau.dk

 

Conference Programme - 5 April 2016

 

Workshop Programme - 6 April 2016

 

Presentations from the workshop

 

 Useful information

  

AAU, Innovationsfonden, INSERO 

 

CONTACT

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Please contact Birgitte Christiansen
Phone: + 45 99 40 23 21

 

Komfortkrav modarbejder varmebesparelser

Byggebranchen promoverer energieffektivisering af boliger med, at det ikke kun giver varmebesparelser, men også bedre komfort. Netop den bedre komfort kan imidlertid være en af årsagerne til, at vi faktisk ikke realiserer de varmebesparelser, som man skulle forvente i takt med, at byggeriet bliver stadig mere energieffektivt. Og det kan være en bombe under de politisk fastlagte klimamål. Vi får svært ved at nå klimamålene uden en markant reduktion af energiforbruget til rumopvarmning, der tegner sig for over en tredjedel af det danske energiforbrug.

Læs pressemeddelelse 4. april 2016

Sidst opdateret 29. april 2016
Komfortkrav modarbejder varmebesparelser

Byggebranchen promoverer energieffektivisering af boliger med, at det ikke kun giver varmebesparelser, men også bedre komfort. Netop den bedre komfort kan imidlertid være en af årsagerne til, at vi faktisk ikke realiserer de varmebesparelser, som man skulle forvente i takt med, at byggeriet bliver stadig mere energieffektivt. Og det kan være en bombe under de politisk fastlagte klimamål. Vi får svært ved at nå klimamålene uden en markant reduktion af energiforbruget til rumopvarmning, der tegner sig for over en tredjedel af det danske energiforbrug.

Læs pressemeddelelse 4. april 2016