As result of building industry and its produces, buildings account more than one third of the primary energy use and roughly a quarter of the generation of greenhouse gases worldwide. Therefore, a reduction of the energy demand of buildings and increased use of renewable energy are of a high importance of climate change mitigation as well as of whole society development. In the most essential respects related to buildings, energy savings and resultant consumption depend on building performance, both at whole building and individual components level. Building openings are one of the key elements, especially in residential area of buildings, where numbers of perspective advances are recently subjected for future directions of sustainable development. The paper specifically point out the technical aspects and key specifics in windows and doors, as those implemented in current residential buildings, especially for Central Europe locations. It practically presents an overview of recent advances and current state ideas in this field. Finally, the paper demonstrate a potential approach for future buildings, where progressive prototype based on own conceptual solution is introduced in accordance to requirements on energy performance of buildings while respecting and ensuring the principles of sustainability.
Pavel Oravec, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Stream: Energy: Renewable Energy and Environmental Solutions
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