Keeping Energy Confined and Making Information Flow: The Smart Building of Tomorrow
This opening plenary presentation offers a number of case studies illlustrating integrated enclosure design for new and retrofit projects. It also explains the potential of high-performance insulation systems, such as vacuum insulated panels, which currently under study and look especially promising for heating-dominated climates. It also addresses dynamic envelopes and related strategies for reducing as well as shifting thermal loads, as well as the "integrated and sustainable vision" for affordable, net-zero energy homes. It concludes with discussion the smart building of today and tomorrow.
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