architects

  • Photo: Trimmel Wall Architects

    New standard to improve energy performance of historic buildings

    Maintaining the exterior of a historic building while raising energy efficiency is not necessarily a contradiction. The new EN 16883:2017 standard, Conservation of cultural heritage, provides guidance on how to improve the energy performance of historically significant structures....
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  • Passive Solar Design in Wisconsin (2007)

    This fact sheet from Focus on Energy explains passive solar thermal heating system design in Wisconsin. Passive solar thermal heating utilizes the sun to directly heat buildings rather than using mechanical equipment. Passive heating can even work in buildings located in areas...

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  • Training Courses – ACS in Solar Cooling System (2009)

    This is a presentation of SorTech AG, a manufacturer of small and medium scale adsorption chillers for cooling and air-conditioning applications, which was used for a training course on solar cooling systems.

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  • Facade Integration of Solar Thermal Collectors: a Breakthrough? (2007)

    This document from 2007 looks into providing a solution to the aesthetic concerns regarding façade integration of solar thermal collectors. These architectural concerns are caused through the black and irregular surfaces of solar absorbers as well as the piping which remain visible through the...

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