In most regions of the world, heating and cooling loads represent the largest building-sector energy end-use. The building envelope – the physical boundary between the exterior and interior environments - has an essential role in reducing heating and cooling demands in buildings. High levels of insulation, well-sealed structures, adaptive facades and smart materials are identified as strategic technologies and innovations for reducing the need for interior conditioning.
The BTA Next Generation Building Envelope Systems (NextGeBES) will bring to the market a selection of technologies and services with the highest potential for climate mitigation in this technology sector. In total, there are seven different subprojects with focus on low carbon cement, passive and active building envelope systems, techniques that help tenants to interact with the building envelopes and a living lab.
The project is closed: 31/12/2018