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Direction to hold final seminar

A framework for achieving high performance based on real buildings and results

17 February 2016 - 17 February 2016

As the DIRECTION project comes to a close, the European project team along with the Technische Universität München (TUM) is organising an academia-industry seminar in order to share the results and achievements of four years of endeavours.

The final project event, set to take place on 17 February 2016 in Munich, will gather a wide-range of experts in sustainable buildings who will deliver and discuss their insights with future architects, engineers, and developers. On the agenda will be three roundtables on some of the project’s core topics.

The first, chaired by Carlos Bárcena from Dragados will focus on integrated design-construction-operation methodology.

The second will look into how costs can be controlled during building and operational stages. This will be introduced by Olivier Vietgen from FACIT. And lastly, Ulrich Filippi Oberegger from EURAC will chair a roundtable addressing key performance indicators as a tool for analysing building performance.

These roundtables will be an opportunity for participants to engage directly with the project partners and to grasp the real challenges and solutions based on DIRECTION’s findings. The seminar will conclude with a presentation by Dr Roland Götting (TUM) of three master theses on technical solutions for the NuOffice, one of DIRECTIONS demonstration buildings.

The overall purpose of this seminar, as DIRECTION comes to a close, is to reach out to those who need to be conversant with the state-of-the-art approaches to and technologies for energy-efficient buildings.

The project, involving 2 demonstration (real) buildings, has aimed at developing innovative and cost-effective technologies to achieve under 60kWh/m2/year in energy consumption for new buildings. It has explored energy optimisation, high-efficiency equipment and advanced energy management. This has been complemented with economic analysis and procedures designed to support and inform EPBD and CEN standards.

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nZEB, smart buildings, energy efficiency