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BRITA in PuBs project is a Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign Partner

Retrofit Design Guidelines

The Partners of BRITA in PuBs have written 14 retrofit design guidelines with about 4-8 pages each, focusing on specific technologies like innovative insulation, advanced windows, passive solar heating, reduction of overheating, hybrid ventilation, improved daylighting, solar thermal systems, solar heating and cooling, photovoltaik integration and heat pumps or on more general items. The latter deal with the interdisciplinary design approach, energy simulation tools, life cycle assessment and long-term monitoring. The guidelines contain information on why to use the technology, requirements in regulations, current practice, different innovative solutions with their advantages and disadvantages, energy savings and costs, as well as information on maintenance and best practice examples.

Handbook of all guidelines

Single Design Guidelines

00 Introduction Chapter:

01 Interdisciplinary-Design-Process:

02 Energy Simulation Tools:

03 Live Cycle Analysis:

03 Annex I: LCA-BRITA Buildings:

04 Innovative Insulation:

05 Advanced Windows:

06 Passive Solar Heating:

07 Reduction of Overheating:

08 Hybrid Ventilation:

09 Daylighting Improvement:

10 Solar Thermal Systems:

11 Solar Heating and Cooling:

12 Integration of PV:

13 Heat Pumps:


Latest news

A European Lighthouse Project with ongoing Public Interest

The final remarks of the project coordinators summarise the various project results including the achieved energy savings at the retrofitted demonstration buildings and the tools and training material developed and the reports and guidelines written during the project phase. A high public interest could be gained on the website and due to articles in journals, tv footages and presentations at conferences.

BRITA in PuBs broadcasted on several TV stations

During the project phase of BRITA in Pubs 4 videos have been made mostly on the demonstration buildings. Besides the wind turbines on the roof of the City College in Plymouth, the Norwegian case studies Borgen Community Centre and the Church in Hol have been the focus of tv documentations on energy efficient retrofits.

Keynote lecture on BRITA in PuBs results at the first ECO-Build Cluster workshop

The 28th of May 2008 the new formed ECO-BUILD Project Cluster from 3 supporting projects organized a workshop in Brussels entitled "Innovative concepts and technologies in the building sector".

Hol church in focus: The successfully retrofitted listed building from 1920 video shot for television broadcasting!

The first one year monitoring result for Hol Church is now available. The result has been anticipated with great interest since a listed building is involved. The challenge has been: What can you do when antiquarian authorities refuses to grant permission to do anything at all?

The BRITA project results presented as Architectural Courses

Courses to train students of architecture in the fields covered by BRITA and the other Eco buildings projects SARA, Eco-culture and Demohouse are designed by the following BRITA partners: Hans Erhorn, Simone Ferrari, Karin Buvik, Euphrosyne Triantis and the Work Package leader Harald N. RÝstvik.

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