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Clients and building users demand energy efficient buildings, and governments at national and European level have introduced regulations to minimise energy use in new buildings to meet CO2 reduction targets. Steel construction is well placed to meet these new energy efficiency targets by developing new products and systems, which actively and passively reduce energy consumption in commercial and residential buildings. In this research, it is proposed to: - develop technologies and concepts for new steel products and systems for energy efficient buildings; - provide physical data on the performance of those innovative techniques which actively regulate energy consumption in buildings; - develop structural systems which use air and water as the medium for cooling; - provide design 'tools' for whole building energy assessments; - address certain technical issues such as cold bridging through external steelwork, which may affect local and global building performance. This work will provide the basis for marketable steel products and systems and establish their basic physical performance characteristics.

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Authors: LABORY F, Arcelor Profil Luxembourg Research Centre, Esch-sur-Alzette (LU);CAJOT L G, Arcelor Profil Luxembourg Research Centre, Esch-sur-Alzette (LU);MEES C, R & D Cockerill Sambre, Liège (BE);DELCUVE F, R & D Cockerill Sambre, Liège (BE);DÖRING B, RWTH, Aachen (DE);KUHNHENNE M, RWTH, Aachen (DE);KESTI J, RUUKKI, Hämeenlinna (FI);LAWSON M, SCI, Ascot (UK);BADDOO N, SCI, Ascot (UK);OGDEN R, SCI, Ascot (UK);GRIFFIN A, Corus UK, Rotherham (UK);SPASOV Y, Corus UK, Rotherham (UK);BONILLA A, Fundación Labein, Bilbao (ES);CAGIGAL E, Fundación Labein, Bilbao (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23180 EN (2008), 151 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Catalogue Number KI-NA-23180-EN-S The PDF version can be downloaded from:
ISBN: ISBN 978-92-79-07681-7
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