Conference Proceedings from Conference on Advanced Building Skins 2008-2015

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The aim of the Conference is to contribute to a multidisciplinary planning approach by architects, engineers, scientists and manufacturers to reduce energy consumption. Documentation sheds light on the significance of the building skin, with a view to putting scientific know-how into practice.

The proceedings are from the following conferences:

2009 Conference: Solar Architecture & Urban Planning - Bressanone, Italy (December 2009)
2010 Conference: Solar Building Skins - Bressanone, Italy (December 2010)
2011 Conference: Solar Building Skins - Bressanone, Italy (December 2011)
2012 Conference: Solar Building Skins - Bressanone, Italy (December 2012)
2013 Conference: Advanced Building Skins - Bressanone, Italy (November 2013)
2014 Conference: Advanced Building Skins - Bressanone, Italy (October 2014)
2015 Conference: Advanced Building Skins - Bern, Switzerland (November 2015)

The conference proceedings cover the following topics:

- Policies to overcome market barriers / Market strategies for sustainable buildings
- Commercialization: How to get sustainable building products into the market
- Efficiency improvement programs for existing buildings
- Financing and new business models of building refurbishment
- Economic evaluation of building retrofits / Cost optimization of façade renovation
- Urban development strategies for EcoCities / Applying sustainable urban-scale strategies at building level
- New materials for the building skin / Smart materials for intelligent building envelopes
- High-tech lightweight building envelopes / Architectural membranes for high-performance building skins
- Thermal performance of Phase Change Materials for the building skin
- Eco materials for the building skin
- Integrating solar technologies into the building envelope
- Solar reflective technologies and shading systems for enhanced daylight control
- Solar Decathlon projects and technologies
- Design methods for sustainable, high-performance building façades
- Responsive and adaptive building skins / Intelligent sensing, control and optimization
- Biomimicry
- Green walls
- Sustainable design with Building Information Modeling (BIM) / Parametric design and digital fabrication
- Kinetic architecture
- Models, tools and simulations for sustainable buildings
- Tools and models to optimize daylight performance
- Building design optimization / Building energy performance simulation
- Optimal insulation levels of roofs and façades
- Systems performance and benefits of new construction materials
- Cost engineering and life cycle cost analysis
- Building certification: LEED, Passivhaus, Minergie and other certification systems
- Natural ventilation and thermal behavior of the building envelope

Who should purchase:

- Architects
- Construction Industry
- Engineers
- LEED consultants
- Public administration / Policy makers
- Solar/Photovoltaic Industry
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2009 Conference: Solar Architecture & Urban Planning - Bressanone, Italy (December 2009)

Chapter 1: Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)

- BIPV Solutions with CIGS thin film Modules
Michael Stadt, Solibro, Germany
- Flat-roof parallel PV-Systems for light-roofs with glass-glass thin-film modules
Werner Hillebrand-Hansen, Sunova AG, Germany
- Energy Efficient Architecture - The World Join Center, Milan
Niccolò Aste, BEST, Polytechnic Milan, Italy
- Solving the BIPV Puzzle
Ariane Bischoff, BIPV Product-Market Manager, Scheuten Solar, Netherlands
- Reconciling the customer’s and the architect’s requirements
Jean-Marc Moulin, Sapa Building System International, Belgium
- Integrating PV into historic buildings
Jürgen Dressler, Solarwatt AG, Germany
- Steel Façade Systems for BIPV Applications
Albert Knotz, Welser Profile AG, Austria
- Multifunctional operable BIPV Designs
Manfred Starlinger, Colt International, UK
- Architectural Integration of Photovoltaic Glass
Renato Macconi, EnergyGlass, Como (Milano), Italy
- A tool to evaluate passive and active effects of BIPV solutions
Giovanni Nurzia, Hydro Building Systems Solar, Barcelona, Spain
- Prefabricating BIPV Envelopes
Geoffrey Thün, University of Michigan, USA

Chapter 2: Innovative Facade Systems and Smart Materials

- Solar Building Façades - Concepts for Building Renovation and New Buildings
Hans-Martin Henning, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany
- Active claddings to improve the energy efficiency of buildings
Rufino Hernández, AH Associates, Spain
- The Solar Façade as an Opportunity for Architecture
Rainer Girke, krehl.girke architects, Konstanz, Germany
- Designing Zero and Plus Energy Buildings through the use of Smart Materials
Axel Ritter, Architect, Germany

Chapter 3: Energy Efficient Buildings in different Climatic Zones

- Solar Architecture in tropical Singapore - Photovoltaic, daylight and built case studies
Stephen Wittkopf, SERIS, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore
- Energy Efficient Building Technologies in Hot and Humid Climates
Modest M. Baruti, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- The Climatic, Constructional, and Cultural Primacy of the Building Envelope
Vincent Snyder, University of Texas at Austin, USA
- Vernacular low energy architecture and urban design in combating climate change
Austin Stack, AECOM, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Chapter 4: Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings

- Reconditioning of School buildings: Findings from an Energy Monitoring Campaign
Piercarlo Romagnoni, University of Venice, Ernesto Antonini, University of Bologna
- Passive solar energy systems: Enlargement of a secondary school
Giorgio Bedin, Montebelluna (TV), Italy
- The sunny stop: A photovoltaic modular bus station
Vittorio Torbianelli, Tania Daneluz, University of Trieste, Italy

Chapter 5: Planning for a Sustainable Urban Architecture

- Gentrification Mitigation
Michael L. Garrison, University of Texas at Austin, USA
- Planning for low carbon cities
Sara Verones, University of Trento, Italy
- Balancing light and sun in the public and private realms of Toronto’s Lower Don Lands
Davidson Norris and Joseph Di Dio, Architecs, New York, USA
- Climate Change and the Need for Eco-friendly Cities
Mohsen Aboulnaga, Prime Minister’s Office, Dubai

Chapter 6: Analytic Methods for Solar Buildings

- Emergy Analysis for Study of Solar Powered Passive and Active Dwellings
Kevin Pratt, Cornell University, USA
- Bioclimatic Urban Models
Manuel Novoa, Universidad Central de Chile
- Numerical and Experimental Analysis of an Open-joint Ventilated Façade
Emanuela Giancola, CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
- Tall Building Simulation model
Judit Kimpian, Aedas, London, UK
- An accurate approach to evaluate solar control strategies for complex façades within the ESP-r building simulation program and its application
Francesco Frontini, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Germany

2010 Conference: Solar Building Skins - Bressanone, Italy (December 2010)

Part 1: Solar Active Day

- State of the art of BIPV technologies
Isabel Cerón, Dept. of Construction and Architectural Technology, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
- Getting the most from BIPV: Lessons from the last decade
Mario Micali, SolarCentury Italy
- Energy and Architecture at the Centre of Energy Technology Dresden
Karin Rühling, Institute of Power Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden
- Steel façade systems for BIPV applications - Advantages and application examples
Birgit Vach, RP Technik Profilsysteme, Bönen; Germany
Jürgen Koch, KOCH Architekten / 4green architecture, Düsseldorf, Germany
- Integrating organic photovoltaics into the building envelope.
Billie Faircloth, Research Director, KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, USA
- The new shape of Solar
Clemens Jargon, VP Solyndra Inc
- New multifunctional façade components for the building skin
Tilmann Kuhn, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany
- Green technology for buildings
Marco Lang, Schüco International KG, Germany
- Temperature and module efficiency: Thermal and electrical behavior of various BIPV systems
Kim Nagel, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland
- Refurbishing flat roofs with PV to save heating and cooling costs
Martyn Johnson, Sunpower, Europe
- Intelligent technology for long lasting watertight solar flat roofs
Klaus Burger, ILD Germany
- Concepts for the integration of solar technologies in historical buildings
Isa Zanetti, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland
- Architectural quality and environmental efficiency in revamping small historical town centres
Antonio Basti, Università di Pescara, Italy
- Refurbishment of existing buildings and integration of solar energy
Laura Elisabetta Malighetti, Dept. Best, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Part 2: Solar Passive Day

- Intelligent kinetic skins for a sustainable architecture
David Rockwood, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, University of Hawaii
- Adaptive architectural envelopes
Isak Worre Foged, Institute of Architecture, Aalborg University, Denmark
- Light responsive envelopes
Mario Cristiano, Dept. of Urban Planning, University of Naples, Italy
- Energy efficient daylighting - chances and risks
Wilfried Pohl, Bartenbach LichtLabor, Austria
- Adjustable and extensible lamella for permanent solar shading systems
Alessandro Dama, Energy Dept., Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Analysis of passive solar systems of Norman Foster’s EDF Building, Bordeaux
Marina Vidaurre-Arbizu, Dept. of Construction Science, School of Architecture, University of Navarra, Spain
- Interplay Climate-Man-Building-Energy: Planning the design of office buildings in different climate zones
Petra Liedl, Dept. of Building Climatology and Building Physics, Technische Universität Munich, Germany

Part 3: Poster Session

Conference 2011: Solar Building Skins - Bressanone, Italy (December 2011)

- Living, Breathing, Thinking Façades for the 21st Century
James Law, James Law Cybertecture International, Hong Kong
- Intelligent, energetically autonomous envelope
Oana Doina Trusca, Plasma Jet SRL, Bucharest, Romania
- Transforming buildings through localized energy production, storage, and distribution
Ryan Salvas, School of Architecture, Auburn University, Alabama, USA
- Developments of costs of BIPV technologies
Johann Koinegg, PV Products GmbH, Austria
- Life-cycle cost assessment of photovoltaic façade panels
Karoline Fath, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
- New business models could facilitate the breakthrough for solar façades
Andreas Karweger, Managing Director, Economic Forum, Munich
- Challenges of integrating photovoltaics into the roof of the central train station in Utrecht, The Netherlands
Johan Van Dormael, Sapa Building System, Belgium
- Integrating photovoltaics in historical town centers
Pierluigi De Berardinis, Faculty of Engineering, University of L’Aquila, Italy
- Multitasking façade - How to combine BIPV with passive solar mitigation strategies in a high-rise curtain wall system
Juan Betancur, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, USA
- The potential of spherical solar cells for building components
Kenichi Taira and Josuke Nakata, Kyosemi Corporation, Japan
- Enhanced lighting and photovoltaics by turquoise luminescent materials
Yutaka Tsujiuchi, Akita University, Japan
- Thermotropic glazings for overheating protection applications
Andreas Weber, Polymer Competence Center Leoben, Austria
- Fluidized glass façade elements for an active energy transmission control
Daniel Gstöhl, Institute of Architecture, University of Liechtenstein
- Designing a flexible net-zero energy house at reduced life-cycle costs
James Russell, Appalachian State University, USA
- Market strategies for solar architecture
Tobias Danielmeier, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
- Building a functioning, marketable, solar-powered house
Edgar Stach, College of Architecture & Design, University of Tennessee, USA
- Façade’s design solutions for office buildings with natural ventilation
Mônica P. Marcondes, University of São Paulo, Brazil
- Performance of an active dynamic air envelope
Zhuang Yu, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China
- The impact of photovoltaic thermal mechanical ventilation heat recovery (PV/T MVHR) on net-zero energy housing
Masa Noguchi, Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh School of Architecture, UK
- Interactive optimization in the conceptual design stage of shading devices
Paulo Mendonça, School of Architecture, University of Minho, Portugal
- The PV-wire free sunshade system
Siebe Broersma, Faculty of Architecture, Technical University Delft, Netherlands
- Development of a coated slat for blinds to be integrated within insulating glass ... 131
Luca Papaiz, Pellini Spa, Italy
- Permeable semi-transparent shading devices
Antoine Dugué, Nobatek Institut de Mécanique et d’Ingenierie, France
- Geometrical optimization of building’s façades for BIPV
Virgínia Vannini, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
- Architectural design for energy-efficient and cost-effective buildings
Jörg Rügemer, School of Architecture, University of Utah, USA
- Simulating energetic retrofits of school buildings
Andrea Boeri, Faculty of Architecture, University of Bologna, Italy
- Energy performance criteria for solar optimized high-rise building skin
Mohannad Bayoumi, Technische Universität Munich, Germany
- Integrating Solar Thermal Technologies into the Building Envelope
Maria Cristina Munari Probst and Christian Roecker, Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory, EPFL, Switzerland
- Residential-scale solar thermal hot air system integrated with a central heating and dehumidification system
Mark E. Walter, Ohio State University, USA
- Solar air-cooling and heating for curtain-walls of large buildings
Iris Mack, SwissINSO SA, Switzerland
- From solar passive to plus energy houses
Matt Barnes, Solarate Ltd., Dublin, Ireland
- Solar energy strategies for residential and commercial buildings
Fabiano Homobono Paes de Andrade, Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Federal University of Pará, Brazil
- The integrations of PV in agricultural greenhouses
Francesco Emanuele Contaldo, Studio Contaldo, Salerno, Italy
- Photovoltaic charging stations for electric bicycles in the tropics
Andrea Fajardo, SESlab, Costa Rica Institute of Technology
- Lleida outdoor test center for BIPV systems
Chiara Lodi, University of Lleida, Spain
- Modular multifunctional prefabricated building skins
Horst Stiegel, Department of Energy Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Kassel, Germany
- Integrating a solar thermal collector into a façade system
Alessia Giovanardi, Institute for Renewable Energy, EURAC Research, Bolzano, Italy
- BIPV applications in historical town centers
Rossana Paparella, Department of Architecture, University of Padova, Italy
- An energy-plus-house strategy applied to a Solar Decathlon house
Stephanie Armand Decker, Nobatek, France
- Integrating Building Information Models (BIM) and passive house planning
Jason Andersen, CASE Design Inc., New York
- Sustainable architecture at low cost
Rodrigo Carazo, Universidad del Diseño, San Jose, Costa Rica
- Heat and moisture transfer characteristics of wet surfaces exposed to solar radiation
Tetsu Aoki, Department of Architecture, Gifu National College of Technology, Japan
- Thermal evaluation of envelopes of non air-conditioned buildings
Guadalupe Huelsz, Energy Research Center, Independent National University of Mexico
- Habitable skins for comfort improvement in architecture
Daniel Estevez, Architectural Research Laboratory,
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, Toulouse, France
- Mitigating effects of transparent solar heat absorption glass on cooling loads
Zhe Cui, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
- Revaluation of technologically improved blinds as luminance, visual, acoustic and climatic control system
Nuría Martí, School of Architecture La Salle, University of Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain
- Daylighting geometry in architecture
Paulo Brito da Silva, Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Assessment tools for daylight control performance of expanded metal
Josemi Martínez Rico, School of Architecture, University of the Basque Country, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

Conference 2012: Solar Building Skins - Bressanone, Italy (December 2012)

- Dynamic building envelopes
Maria Konstantoglou, Building Technologies Dep., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
- Climate adaptive building shells
Bart de Boer, TNO - Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, The Netherlands
- Flexibility options for building skin design
Bart Janssens, Faculty of Design Sciences, Antwerp University, Belgium
- New building-integrated solar façade components
Tilmann E. Kuhn, Head of Group Solar Façades, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany
- Increasing building energy performance with “Heat Mirror” glass and BIPV
Livio Nichilo, Dep. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
- Organic based Photovoltaics - Aesthetics meets Integration
Peter Erk, Head of OPV Systems Research, BASF, Germany
- Development of a dynamic solar façade for hot arid regions
Belal K. Abboushi and Nader V. Chalfoun, College of Architecture, University of Arizona, USA
- An active glass system with water circulation for zero energy buildings
Ilaria Ariolfo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
- Development of a dynamic envelope system with electro-chromic glazing
Stefano Galli, Building Technologies Institute, National Research Council, (ITC-CNR), San Giuliano, Milanese, Italy
- Simulation of the performance of windows with integrated semi-transparent PV cells
Evelise Didoné, Building Science Group, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
- Economic analysis of PV shading systems in façade construction
Dieter Moor, Arconsol, Linz, Austria
- Optimizing transparency and performance of semi-transparent dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC) for building façades
Janne Halme, Dep. of Applied Physics, Aalto University School of Science, Finland
- DSC Panels incorporated into glass blocks for solar active envelopes
Rossella Corrao, Dep. of Architecture, Palermo University, Italy
- Building Integrated Photovoltaics: Challenges for manufacturers and designers
Francesco Frontini, Swiss PV module Test Centre, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
- The Weser Stadium’ solar roof
Heribert Ley, Mage Sunovation, Germany
- Energy retrofit of a residential, rationalist building
Ilaria Falcone, University of Salerno, Italy
- Reciprocities between sensing and modeling in building envelope retrofit
Lynnette Widder, Sustainable Management Program, Columbia University, New York, USA
- Integration of photovoltaic systems in thin ventilated façades with innovative insulation
Enrico Sergio Mazzucchelli, Dep. BEST, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
- Energy performance assessment of an existing double-skin façade
Julien Carton, Research Unit in Engineering Sciences, University of Luxembourg
- Connective computation: Integrating parametric modeling, computational simulation, and rapid prototyping in the development of multifunctional building envelopes
David Clark, School of Architecture and Design, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, USA
- Solar fraction charts for urban planning in Singapore
Stephen Wittkopf, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
- Calculating the solar potential of the urban fabric with google SketchUp & HTB2
Tom Bassett, Low Carbon Research Institute, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK
- Active ventilated architectural envelope
Claudio Varini, Faculty of Architecture, Piloto University of Columbia
- Breathing façades
Mahmoud Elghawaby, Marseille School of Architecture, France
- Solar air collectors for the refurbishment of factory buildings
Benoit Sicre, Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture, Switzerland
- BIG: Building Integrated Greenhouses
Arda Karasu, Chair of Building Technology and Architectural Design, Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany
- A greenhouse accumulator for energy savings and improved thermal comfort
Silvia Domingo Irigoyen, School of Architecture, Universidad de Navarra, Spain
- A solar chimney/greenhouse system for passive cooling
Francesco Iannone, Bari Polytechnic, Italy
- The effect of back-string ventilation on BIPV module efficiency
Michiel Ritzen, RiBuilT, Zuyd University of Applied Science, The Netherlands
- Analysis of benefits from the combination of green roofs and photovoltaic energy
Sarah Nicolini, NIER Ingegneria SpA, Castel Maggiore, Italy
- Efficiency and lifespan of photovoltaic modules
Alberto Giacardi, Dep. of Structural Engineering, Turin Polytechnic, Italy
- Architecture by way of sunlight
Christian Gasparini, Dip. Architettura e Pianificazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Analysis of glazing systems in accordance with circadian efficacy for long-term occupied spaces
Peter Hanuliak, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
- Window film as a solar control strategy
Dave Cox, European Window Film Association, Brussels, Belgium
- Shading systems
Giulia Romei, Engineering Faculty, University of Pisa, Italy
- Issues and expectations for holistic buildings of the next decade
Yiannis Tripanagnostopoulos, Physics Department, University of Patras, Greece
- Development of a sustainable building concept for Oman
Nikolaus Knebel, Dep. of Urban Planning and Architecture, German University of Technology, Oman
- Modular homes in timber
Carlo Lannutti, Faculty of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
- Fire and use: risk analysis in sustainable buildings
Juan Echeverría, School of Architecture, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
- The concept for a green school
Ilir Gjinolli, Urban Plus, Prishtina, Kosovo
- Smart materials, adaptive and kinetic structures for the building skin
Axel Ritter, Architect, Bad Neuenahr, Germany
- A new building in its old skin - Problems of a post-industrial shell
Joanna Tymkiewicz, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
- Optimizing the envelope for solar refurbishment
Natalia Kotelnikova-Weiler, Laboratoire Navier, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France
- Re-roofing the cities
Oriol Muntané, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
- An ecological façade renovation using a multifunctional, self-supporting unit
Yao Lu, Institute for Architectural Design and Building Technology, Technische Universität München, Germany
- Designing a multifunctional “plug&play” façade for prefabrication
Michael Grobbauer, mfgarchitekten, Graz, Austria
- Intelligent and multifunctional building skin
for increasing energy efficiency and users’ comfort
Philipp Eickmeyer, Institute of Building Services and Energy Design, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
- Investigation of the use of daylight in office buildings
Dariusz Masly, Dep. of Strategy of Design and New Technologies in Architecture, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
- Designing sustainable districts: urban form as a major energy parameter
Fabien Kuchler, Center for Energy and Municipal Research, Switzerland
- Designing net plus houses for warm climatic zones
Francisco Ceballos, School of Architecture, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

2013 Conference: Advanced Building Skins - Bressanone, Italy (November 2013)

Sessions Block A

- Multilayered interactive building envelope
David Rockwood, Director, Construction Process Innovation Lab, University of Hawaii, USA
- Climate-responsive shading systems with integrated shape memory alloys
Kynthia Chamilothori, Dep. of Architecture, Technical University of Crete, Greece
- Low tech high flex dyna skin
Jeroen da Conceicao van Nieuwenhuizen, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
- Superficial skins? Super skins? Shading structures and thermal impact analysis
Matt Fajkus, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, USA
- Architectural benefits of virtual and experimental assessments of active components in multifunctional façades
Susanne Gosztonyi, Energy Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
- Fluid glass façade elements
Jochen Stopper, Technische Universität München, Germany
- Integrated design solutions for the multifunctional skin of an office building
Wim Depraetere, VK Engineering, Belgium
- Integrated design approach to apply PV in building projects
Filomena Mara Vianna Longo, Para State Federal University, Brazil
- Prefabricated façade panel with integrated PV for building refurbishment
Christoph Neururer, AlpS GmbH, Innsbruck, Austria
- Aluminum heat pipes application to solar energy systems for building façades
Sergii Khairnasov, National Technical University, Kiev, Ukraine
- The g value of building-integrated solar thermal systems
Christoph Maurer, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany
- The artful solar envelope: Engaging with Minnesota’s four seasons in an off-grid wandering restaurant
Rebecca Alexander, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota, USA
- The role of solar thermal technologies in China’s low carbon revolution
Xiao Wang, Jiangsu GMO Technology Co., Ltd., China
- The use of an integrated PV shading system for energy savings and interior comfort
Maria Mandalaki, Environmental Engineering Dept., Technical University of Crete, Greece
- Evaluating the potential of roof-integrated PV systems using GIS
Guglielmina Mutani, Energy Department, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
- Use of building simulation tools for advancing renovation strategies
Fabian Ochs, Institute for Construction and Material Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria
- Facade optimization based on life-cycle demands
Alexander Hollberg, Research Group Green Efficient Buildings, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany
- Tools to support the design process of collecting storage walls (Trombe walls) to reduce energy consumption for heating
Mariana Rivero, Faculty of Architecture, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay
- The effect of the modeling approach on the building’s loads assessment
Chiara Dipasquale, Institute of Renewable Energy, EURAC Research, Bolzano, Italy
- Traditional and new metrics for effective daylighting design
Anna Pellegrino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
- Daylight Glare: age effects and their impact on glare evaluation
Tilmann Kuhn, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany
- Human challenges in daylighting design support
Marilyne Andersen, EPFL, Switzerland
- Visual protection devices for architectural applications: key issues and characteristics
Marie-Claude Dubois, Lund University, Sweden
- Educating daylight design for human behavior
Sergio Altomonte, University of Nottingham, UK
- Daylight performance criteria
John Mardaljevic, Loughborough University, UK
- Assessment of daylight facade designs
Lars O. Grobe, Swiss University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Luzerne, Switzerland
- Combination of parabolic cylinder mirrors for skylight daylighting
Hirotaka Suzuki, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Japan
- Enhanced fenestration to improve solar distribution in buildings
Anton Harfmann, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, University of Cincinnati, USA
- Retrofitting facades for better daylighting
Roman Jakobiak,, Germany
- Complex daylighting systems
David Geisler-Moroder, Bartenbach Lichtlabor, Austria

Sessions Block B

- Traditional ways of using solar energy
Sonja Jurosevic, NTNU, Norway
- Sustainable concepts for solar energy in historic buildings
Franziska Haas, TU Dresden, Germany
- Technological solutions for PV in historic buildings
Oscar Montero, Soliker, Spain
- Solar lighting solutions in historic buildings
Robert Weitlaner, Bartenbach Lichtlabor, Austria
- Solar energy integration – Challenges and chances for conservation architects
Cristina Polo Lopez, SUPSI, Switzerland
- Designing envelopes for high performance renovation
Stephen Meder, Director, Center for Smart Building and Community Design, University of Hawaii, USA
- CasaClima R: Certification for building refurbishment
Ulrich Klammsteiner, ClimaHouse Agency, Italy
- Developing the building refurbishment market
Moritz Thierfelder, Institute for Building Technology, RWTH Aachen, Germany
- Business models for energetic building refurbishments
Günther Schweigkofler, Raiffeisenverband South Tyrol; Astrid Weiss, Fraunhofer Italia
- Façade retrofit for residential multi-family building façades: A risk-based performance assessment
Paola Sanguinetti, Director, Architecture Department, University of Kansas, USA
- Optimization of refurbishment strategies
Paola Penna, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
- A trans-disciplinary approach to creating a business case for façade refurbishment
Eckhart Hertzsch, Head of Business Unit ‘Morgenstadt’, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Germany
- Impact of legislation on tall buildings’ sustainability
Yasser Mahgoub, Dep. of Architecture, College of Engineering, Qatar University
- Consequences of Net ZEB regulations on technological solutions
Federico Noris, Institute for Renewable Energy, EURAC Research Bolzano, Italy
- The Leaf House: Case study of an Italian Zero Energy Building
Matteo Morodo, Loccioni Group, Ancona, Italy
- Embodied Energy and Net Zero Energy Buildings: metrics and standard
Maurizio Cellura, Dep. of Energy and Environment, University of Palermo, Italy
- Active building façades: concepts and experiences
Laura Maturi, Institute for Renewable Energy, EURAC Research, Bolzano, Italy
- Solar potential in urban areas: A new solar energy design approach
Gabriele Lobaccaro, Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Solar energy, zero energy target and the community scale
Alessandra Scognamiglio, ENEA, UTTP Portici, Italy
- Integral evaluation of innovative building envelopes
Herbert Sinnesbichler, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Germany
- Increasing Efficiency and sustainability by cooperation
Patrick Dallasega, Fraunhofer Innovation Engineering Center Bolzano, Italy
- Climate Camouflage: Advection-based adaptive building envelopes
Jason O. Vollen, Associate Director, Center for Architecture Science and Ecology, New York, USA
- Reflectivity modulation with pentahedral grids for low-cost thermal management of buildings
David Garmire, Dep. of Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
- Distributed responsive envelope systems: Models for building-wide integration
Geoffrey Thün, Taubman College of Architecture, University of Michigan, USA
- Distributed sensing and actuation in building skins
Martina Decker, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
- Adaptive Skins – Adaptive and auto-reactive building façades
Benedikt Bader, Institute for Building Technology, RWTH, Aachen, Germany


- Comparing ‘passive’ and ‘active’ concepts for Dutch affordable house design
Filique Nijenmanting, Arup Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Hot housing – low tech
Erwin Herzberger, Stuttgart University / German University Cairo, Egypt
- Air leakage in residential buildings
Pablo Branchi, ACR Group, Spain
- Biomimetic-based construction
Lakshmi N Reddi, Florida International University, USA
- PV integrated in clay roof tiles
Patrick Rousselot, Panotron AG, Switzerland
- Comparing the performance of PV with CPV in building integrated systems
Piet Sonneveld, University of Applied Sciences, Arnhem, Netherlands
- Customizing solar panels
Tomasz Krotowski, Dep. of Architecture and Urban Design, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
- High and low concentration innovative solar systems for building integration
Luana Pozzetti, Physics and Earth Science Dep., University of Ferrara, Italy
- Architectural Award “Building-Integrated Solar Technology 2014“
Roland Krippner, Bavarian Association for the Promotion of Solar Energy, Germany
- ColorPower – Photovoltaic systems with the beauty of color
Christian Renken, Acomet SA, Collombey, Switzerland
- Holistic considerations of the development of innovative building elements
Scholeh Abedini, Constructive Design and Building Construction, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
- Holistic design strategies for solar buildings
Luca Guardigli, Department of Architecture, University of Bologna, Italy
- Environmental control through natural ventilation, daylighting and shading
Greta Caruana Smith and Alberto Miceli Farrugia, Architecture Project Ltd., Malta
- Energy saving methods applicable to a Japanese prefabricated house system
Fumi Beppu, Engineering Department, Chiba University, Japan
- The behavior of light on surfaces
Antonio Mollicone, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta
- International collaboration and the future of net-zero energy hospital design
Gregory D. Thomson, Institute for Ecological Design, University of Wisconsin, USA
- An ecological house with a double-layer low-E glazed building envelope
Yanyan, College of Architecture, Hunan University, China
- Solar facade technologies for high-rise commercial buildings
Yanyi Sun, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK

2014 Conference: Advanced Building Skins - Bressanone, Italy (October 2014)

- Integrating photovoltaics into media facades
Jasna Cikic Tovarovic, Serbia
- Adaptable PV brise-soleil design for improving building energy performance
Marcos Martins Borges, Brazil
- Assessing photovoltaic potential of roofs and facades
Sara Freitas, Portugal
- Cost effective building integration of solar energy systems
Yiannis Tripanagnostopoulos, Greece
- Vertical solar panels for heating water on multi-storey buildings facades in tropical climates
Eduardo Castro, Brazil
- Building performance simulation at the Szentágothai Research Center
David Santos-Blastik, Hungary
- Evaluation of transparent skins for thermal and visual comforts in Mediterranean climate
Sofia Tzouganaki, Greece
- Enlargement and energetical refurbishment of the Alpine Refuge G. Porro
Filippo Vannini, Italy
- A study on “building skin” and “allowable limit temperature of man”
Masaya Saito, Japan
- Towards nearly zero energy building
Joan Ramon Dacosta, Spain
- An intelligent skin control algorithm for the enhancement of energy saving performance
Ki-Hyun CHOI, South Korea
- Fast and simple analytical predictions of heat transfer problems for three-dimensional composites
Xiaoshu Lu, Finland
- Building Design Towards Sustainable Urban Living
Rob Uittenbogard
- Building skins as open border between building and territory
Silvia Barbero, Italy
- A Study on the light-shelf system for energy saving
Kwon Sun Hyeon, South Korea
- Performance evaluation of an outdoor fixed-type light-shelf using a reflector with holes
Yuchang CHOI, South Korea
- Energy saving performance of a light-shelf system using Context Awareness Technology
Sangwon OH, South Korea
- Smart Building Envelopes for Sustainable Building: The Energy Efficiency Center
Werner Lang, Würzburg, Germany
- 3A-1: Bifacial building integrated photovoltaics for vertical integration
Brigitte Assoa, France
- 3A-2: Multifunctional aspects of vertical integrated PV
Marcus Rennhofer, Austria
- 3B-1: Adapting the Building Skin to climate regions in Japan
Toshimasa Konishi, Japan
- 3B-2: Learning from low tech dynamic building skins
Oren Ben Avraham, Israel
- 3B-3: Light or heavy façades: Where is the limit?
Elena Pla, Spain
- 3B-4: Low cost-low tech: experimental bioclimatic prosthesis for social architecture in the south of Chile
Leonardo Agurto Venegas, Spain
- 3C-1: Daylight autonomy and facade design: From research to practice for the Stockholm SEB bank head office
Marja Lundgren, Sweden
- 3C-2: Using sunlight as a light source in building cores
Liliana O. Beltrán, USA
- 3C-3: Retro-reflecting window film with spectral selectivity against near-infrared solar radiation for improving daylighting and mitigation of heat-island
Masayuki Ichinose, Japan
- 3C-4: Measuring the daylighting impact of automated and manually operated shades
Mudit Saxena, USA
- 3D-1: Phase change materials for energy saving and thermal comfort in buildings
Sumin KIM, South Korea
- 3D-2: Phase change materials for building cooling applications
Kristen Victor, USA
- 3D-3: PCM thermal storage as an insulation efficiency in buildings
Sirikalaya Suvachittanont, Thailand
- 3D-4: Thermal performance of a lightweight composite textile façade
Juan Manuel Ros García, Spain
- 3D-5: Solar Wall enhanced with Phase Change Materials: a detailed numerical simulation study
Dionysios I. Kolaitis, Greece
- 3D-6: Thermal behavior of a passive solar wall with silica aerogel and phase change materials
Pascal Biwole, France
- 4A-1: Dye solar cell technology for building-integrated PV applications
Riccardo Riccitelli, Italy
- 4B-1: Design methods for sustainable, high-performance building facades
Ajla Aksamija, USA
- 4B-2: Parametric driven design and fabrication for building skin
Ming Tang, USA
- 4B-3: Integrated design process for the facades of NATO Headquarters
Maaike Berckmoes, Belgium
- 4B-4: Pneusystems: prototypes for biologically inspired air-based envelope systems
Geoffrey Thün, USA
- 4B-5: Thermodynamics of the building as a shelter
William Braham, USA
- 4B-6: Façade Health (Care) Extended Envelope Lifespans through Permanence, Adaptability and De-Generation
Alexander Korter, USA
- 4C-1: Dynamic Daylighting Architecture
Helmut Köster, Germany
- 4C-2: Ceramic Louver System for Increasing Daylight Usage and Thermal Control in Buildings
Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez, UK
- 4C-3: Emergence in modular shading system based on cellular automaton
Machi Zawidzki, USA
- 4C-4: Voronoi parametric shading system
Alexandros Vazakas, Greece
- 4C-5: Harvest Shade Screens: Programming material for optimal energy building skins
Jonathan Grinham, USA
- 4D-1: Characterising the role of eco-materials in passive indoor environmental control
Carla Silva, UK
- 4D-2: Thermal testing and application of green panels using husk composited mortar
Sun Shijun, China
- 4D-3: Eco-sandwich as building envelope: mechanical, thermal and environmental performance
Angela Daniela La Rosa, Italy
- 4D-4: New Composite Materials of Vegetable Origin and Rapid Growth for a sustainable building ebvelope
Jairo Alberto Coronado Ruiz, Colombia
- 4D-5: ECO-material for Building Skins in Japan
Shinya Kaneko, Japan
- 5A-1: Performance analyses of innovative glassblocks for BIPV
Marco Morini, Italy
- 5A-2: Renovation of a residential building with BIPV façades to achieve the NZEB standard
Francesco Frontini, Switzerland
- 5A-3: Photovoltaic and bionic aspects of future energy-generating building skins
Andreas Hammer, Germany
- 5A-4: A scalable predesign procedure for the assessment of the solar energy share in office building facades
Matteo D’Antoni, Italy
- 5B-1: Cyber-physical systems for cognitive building skins
Winfried Heusler, Germany
- 5B-2: Thermo-chromic glazing as enhanced tool for modulating interior sensory conditions
Petra Liedl, USA
- 5B-3: Form finding and optimization of a structural steel-glass system for passive cooling and energy harvesting
Gerardo Masiello, Italy
- 5B-4: Complex geometry and façade performance
Won Hee Ko, USA
- 5C-1: Shading devices control: effective impact on daylighting contribution
Bernard Paule, Switzerland
- 5C-2: Innovative design of daylight-optimized building shapes
Mathias Ngo, France
- 5C-3: Evolutionary method to assess the interaction between lightshelves and complex ceiling forms for optimized daylighting performance
Rania Labib, USA
- 5C-4: Energy, daylighting and glare interaction in an office room with shading devices
Marco Manzan, Italy
- 5C-5: Optimization of the window size and the floor area ratio integrating the daylight performance
Ji-Eun Lee, South Korea
- 5D-1: Climate Adaptive Building Skins for tropical climates
Carolina Rodriguez and Marta D’Alessandro, Colombia
- 5D-2: Deep veils for the hot and wet
Erik L’Heureux, Singapore
- 5D-3: Development of a passive and adaptive façade element for humidity control
Bridget Ogwezi, UK
- 5D-4: Passive design concepts in the tropical climate
Gieto Suginato, Singapore
- 6A-1: Optimizing the thermal insulation of the building envelope under costs and energy considerations
Timo Kalema, Finland
- 6A-2: Economic assessment of solar thermal collectors for building facade renovation
Sergii Khairnasov, Ukraine
- 6A-3: Life-cycle cost assessment and energy performance evaluation of NZEB Enhancement for LEED rated educational facilities
Aydin Tabrizi, USA
- 6A-4: Life-cycle cots assessment of unglazed transpired solar air collectors and Back-pass solar air collector
Miguel A. Paya-Marin, United Kingdom
- 6A-5: Economic aspects of BIPV in a multi-criteria assessment of building envelope solutions
Pierluigi Bonomo, Switzerland
- 6A-6: Global cost in a social housing intervention
Marco Bagnasacco, Italy
- 6B-1: New humidity control materials for enclosed showcase in museum
Zhiqin Peng, China
- 6B-2: Aerogel-based coatings for energy-efficient building envelopes
Mohamad Ibrahim, France
- 6B-3: Aerogel based insulation for façade renovation of historical buildings
Michal Ganobjak, Slovakia
- 6B-4: New materials to replace glass in curtain wall facades
Valentina Covre, Italy
- 6B-5: Transparent stone: the façade of the NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
Andrew Cruse, USA
- 6C-1: Feasibility of a micro-heat pump - Energy performance simulation
Fabian Ochs, Austria
- 6C-2: New residential scale ‘Buildings as Power Stations’ assessment tool
Ester Coma, UK
- 6C-3: Integrated modeling and operation support for building energy conservation
Hossam A. Gabbar, Canada
- 6C-4: Occupancy modelling in the context of building systems control
Ardeshir Mahdavi, Austria
- 6C-5: Experimental characterization of active facades
Imanol Ruiz de Vergara, Spain
- 6D-1: Current models to simulate physical behaviour of Green Roofs and Facades - A review
Ricardo Almeida, USA
- 6D-2: Micro algae bio-photo reactors over the surface of the architecture: Towards the self-sufficient city
Rosa Cervera Sardá, Spain
- 6D-3: Challenges to building facade in architectural design with vertical gardens and greenhouse components
Agnieszka Preibisz, Germany
- 6D-4: An experimental investigation of the thermal effects of green walls: impact of plants obscuration on energy balance
Mohamed Kenaï, France
- 6D-5: Intersection Horticulture and Spatial Design in Vertical Landscapes
Hooman Kolijij, USA
- 7A-1: A novel user-oriented suburban renovation concept
Laura Sorri, Finland
- 7A-2: Monitoring of passive solar systems in retrofitted buildings
Andrea Giachetta, Italy
- 7A-3: Retrofitting the existing envelope of residential buildings: Innovative technologies, performance assessment and design methods
Gabriele Masera, Italy
- 7A-4: Conservation of built resources
Joo Heng TEH, Singapore
- 7A-5: Energy-efficient refurbishment of existing buildings
Despina Serghides, Cyprus
- 7B-1: Mesh network intelligence in building skins and components
Anders Nereim, USA
- 7B-2: Improving envelope effectiveness in lightweight construction with internal phase change materials (PCM)
Rachel Becker, Israel
- 7B-3: Development of photo-catalytic coatings for the improvement of indoor air quality
Andrea Giampiccolo, UK
- 7B-4: Climate resilience through advanced materials
Martina Decker, USA
- 7C-1: Simulation model for adaptive building envelopes
Tobias Henzler, Germany
- 7C-2: Ventilated Opaque Façade: Performance simulation method and assessment of simulated performance
Emanuele Naboni, Denmark
- 7C-3: Dynamic visualization of optical and energy yield co-simulation of new generation BIPV envelope
Nebojsa Jakica, Italy
- 7C-4: Simulation support for research and development
Roel Loonen, Netherlands
- 7C-5: Coupling TRNSYS 17 and CONTAM: simulation of a naturally ventilated double-skin façade
Ines Khalifa, Tunisia
- 7D-1: Solar Facades
Sergio Nardini, Italy
- 7D-2: Natural night cooling
Maxime Viot, Finland
- 7D-3: Solar air collectors for commercial buildings
Benoit Sicre, Switzerland
- 7D-4: Use of hot air from the ventilated ceramic façade as heating system input
Alberto Escrig, Spain
- 8A-1: Energetic optimization of building skins and potential applications in national administrations
Árpád Csík, Hungary
- 8A-2: Strategies for the building refurbishment planning process
Marta Hervías Gallardo, Germany
- 8A-3: Assessing the potential of building technologies for energy efficient refurbishment: A European perspective
Giuliana Iannaccone, Italy
- 8A-4: Optimization of Building Design using Generic Simulation Model
Roman Rabenseifer, Slovakia
- 8A-5: Application of Climate Adaptive Building Skin in building renovation
Xin SHU, China
- 8A-6: Skin retrofits of school buildings
Marco Cagelli
- 8B-1: Advanced architectural composite cladding
Jefferson Ellinger, Germany
- 8B-2: New technologies for an ETFE roof to increase thermal and visual performance
Markus Krauss, Italy
- 8B-3 Performance investigation of organic photovoltaic layers on architectural membrane
Zhengyu FAN, Italy
- 8B-4: An high performing building skin for a free and diverse architecture
Lutz Schöne, Germany
- 8C-1: Monitoring a Zero Net Energy Building
Martin Bauer, Germany
- 8C-2: Multifunctional building skin for ultra-low energy construction
Faas Moonen, Netherlands
- 8C-3: Towards ZEB - Criteria and guidelines for active energy building skins
Fabiana Cambiaso, Italy
- 8C-4: Building Skin system for combined solar shading, daylighting, and wind harvesting
David Rockwood, USA
- 8C-5: PLUS-Energy houses - A concept for the future
Franziska Bockelmann, Germany
- 8C-6: Building Envelope Commissioning
George F. Bourassa, USA

2015 Conference: Advanced Building Skins - Bern, Switzerland (November 2015)

- A1-1: Benefits of translucent building envelope made of DSC-integrated glassblocks
Luisa Pastore, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
- A1-2: Glazed photovoltaic-thermal component for building envelope structure
Tomas Matuska, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
- A1-3: Energy, daylight and thermal analysis of a geodesic dome with a photovoltaic envelope
Marco Lovati, EURAC Research, Bolzano, Italy
- A1-4: Solar-driven form finding - Functionality and aesthetics of a solar integrated building envelope
Walter Klasz, University of Innsbruck, Austria
- A1-5: Designing energy generating building envelopes
Daniel Mateus, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- A1-6: The importance of the basic material research for the development of innovative BIPV
Michele Pellegrino, CR ENEA Portici, Italy
- A1-7: Technical challenges for the cell interconnection in a customized BIPV module
Wendelin Sprenger, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany
- A2-1: Photovoltaic technologies used in the prototypes of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014
Núria Sánchez-Pantoja, University Jaume I, Castelló, Spain
- A2-2: The Ekihouse: an energy self-sufficient house based on passive design strategies
Rufino Hernéndez, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain
- A2-3: NexusHaus: prototype for a green alley flat
Petra Liedl, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, USA
- A2-4: RhOME for denCity - Inertial mass for lightweight drystone stratigraphy
Chiara Tonelli, University of Roma TRE, Rome, Italy
- A2-5: A critical review of the Solar Decathlon: origins, evolution, and future
Jamie Russell, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
- A3-1: Integration of photovoltaics in a load-bearing timber-glass façade
Vitalija Rosliakova, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- A3-2: Photovoltaics in architecture: separating facts from fiction
Dieter Moor, ertex solartechnik, Austria
- A3-3: The architectural potentials of solar technology in energy-efficient renovation
Roland Krippner, Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, Germany
- A4-1: A size-flexible, shade robust photovoltaic system for integration in roofs and façades
Josco Kester, ECN Solar Energy, Netherlands
- A4-2: Symbiosis between solar technologies in the building envelope
Chiara Tonelli, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
- A4-3: Simple models for architecture with BIPVT or BIST
Christoph Maurer, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany
- A4-4: Transformation of a historical coal bunker into a solar power station using multi-colored BIPV
Kerstin Müller, baubüro in situ ag, Basel, Switzerland
- A4-5: Innovative solar thermal concentrating roof-integrated collector
Mauro Caini, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering -University of Padua
- A5-1: Integration of photovoltaics in office and commercial buildings: economical and energy optimization
Valérick Cassagne, TOTAL - New Energies, Paris La Défense, France
- A5-2: Fostering BIPV in the Mediterranean area
Giuseppe Desogus, University of Cagliari, Italy
- A5-3: Strategies to increase the deployment of PV in façades
Christian Renken, CR Energie Sarl, Collombey, Switzerland
- A7-1: Performance analysis of solar air heating systems for the refurbishment of commercial buildings
Benoit Sicre, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
- A7-2: Venetian blinds as a solar thermal collector in a mechanically ventilated transparent façade
Alfredo Guardo Zabaleta, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
- A7-3: Integrating solar vacuum tubes in a high rise building façade
Walid el Baba, Webco sarl, Beirut, Lebanon
- A7-4: Architectural integration of solar collectors made with ceramic materials
Jordi Roviras Miñana, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
- A7-5: Thermal analysis of a flat evacuated glass enclosure for building integrated solar applications
Trevor Hyde, Center for Sustainable Technologies, University of Ulster, UK
- B1-1: Impacts of building envelope options on hospital energy performance
Heather Burpee, University of Washington, USA
- B1-2: Reducing the length of stay in hospitals with daylight optimization
Helmut Köster, Köster Tageslichtplanung, Frankfurt, Germany
- B1-3: Daylight quality in healthcare design
Sahar Diab, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
- B2-1: A parametrical study for the optimization of daylighting in advanced façades
Nelly Moenssens, University of Leuven, Ghent, Belgium
- B2-2: Control strategies and user acceptance of innovative daylighting and shading concepts
Michaela Reim, Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research, Germany
- B2-3: Building envelope design for enhanced daylight distribution
Erika Figueiredo, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo, Brazil
- B2-4: Light and outside vision at restaurants
Urtza Uriarte, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona Tech, Spain
- B2-5: Parans solar lighting system
Rawan Allouzi, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Amman, Jordan
- B3-1: Optimised solar shading control systems for passive houses in cold climates
Søren Gedsø, Erichsen & Horgen, Oslo, Norway
- B3-2: Measurement method for solar heat gain coefficient of high-performance façades using small solar spectroradiometers
Takefumi Yokota, Nikken Sekkei Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
- B3-3: Geometric focalization of sun rays in residential building applications
Alexandra Saranti, Technical University of Crete, Polytechneioupolis, Greece
- B3-4: Comparing the efficiency of solar shading devices in reducing building cooling needs
Olivier Dartevelle, Architecture et Climat, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
- B3-5 Modelling of an anidolique daylight system
Daich Safa, University of Mohamed Khider, Biskra, Algeria
- B4-1 Holistic Refurbishment
Stefan Oehler, Werner Sobek, Frankfurt, Germany
- B4-2: Smart façades for existing, non-residential buildings: An assessment
Konstantinos Panopoulos, International Hellenic University, Thermi, Greece
- B4-3: Energy performance of existent external walls in Istanbul
Özlem Karagöz, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
- B4-4: Timber passive solar façade - an adapative façade for the refurbishment of existing buildings
Antonio Spinelli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
- B4-5: Integrating structural glass systems in historic building facades
Meltem Nevzat, International University, Haspolat, Cyprus
- B5-1: Performance based retrofitting of façades for nearly zero-energy buildings
Sheikh Zuhaib, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
- B5-2: Towards user-oriented plug & play façades - Upgrading the energy performance of row houses
Mieke Oostra, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, Netherlands
- B5-3: The use of BIM in the restoration of the Teatro Lirico
Lidia Pinti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- B5-4: End effectors for an automated and robotic façade component
Kepa Iturralde, Chair for Building Realization and Robotics, TU Munich, Germany
- B5-5: Retrofitting building envelopes in warm regions
Carolina Caballero Roig, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain
- B6-1: Resilience of Swiss offices to climate change: A comparison of four buildings with different façade typologies
Dominic Jurt, Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts, Switzerland
- B6-2: Building envelope: assessment and certification of its performance
Valentina Puglisi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- B6-3: Comparing the eneregy efficiency of a timber curtain wall with an aluminium system
Nebojša Buljan, Permasteelisa Group, Rijeka, Croatia
- B6-4: Optimal characteristics and dimensions of glazing components in building skins
David Kammer, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
- B6-5: A new approach for advanced building skin design and testing: the BUILDING FUTURE lab
Corrado Trombetta, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy
- B6-6: Design choices and thermal simulations of a test cell facility - Performance tests and building envelope components
Giulio Cattarin, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- B6-7: Condensation within building skins: temperature-gradient calculation, modelling and finite-elements simulation
Amir Hassan, WSP, Alberta, Canada
- B6-8: Simulations with reflective and absorbent materials for a better acoustic quality of the building skin
Stefania Masseroni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- B6-9: The effects of pavement albedo changes on conditioning energy use in buildings as a function of building skin properties
Pablo Rosado, Heat Island Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
- B7-1: Thermal bridging assessment and its impact on the building energy performance
Katerina Tsikaloudaki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- B7-2: Impact of infiltrations in energy demand of a dwelling: Sensitivity to infiltrations for Mediterranean climate
Silvia Guillén-Lambea, University of Zaragoza, Spain
- B7-3: Lessons of bioclimatic passive design in the Herbert Jacobs II house by Frank Lloyd Wright
Juan Sebastián Rivera Soriano, Universidad de la Salle, Bogotá, Colombia
- B7-4: Validation of the PHPP program calculations in Mediterranean climates
Beatriz Rodríguez Soria, Centro Universitario de la Defensa, Zaragoza, Spain
- B7-5: Commissioning and optimization of a new office building
Niels Radisch, Ramboll, Copenhagen, Denmark
- C1-1: Conserving energy with biodiverse building skins
Bruce Dvorak, Texas A&M University, USA
- C1-2: Passivhaus envelope with modular straw panels
Bjørn Kierulf, Createrra, Senec, Slovakia
- C1-3: Environmental implications of cork as thermal insulation in façade retrofits
Jorge Sierra-Pérez, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
- C1-4: The potential application of agro-based polymers in building façades
Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA
- C2-1: Thermal performance of lightweight walls with phase change materials (PCM)
Efraín Moreles, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Morelos, México
- C2-2: Difficulties of heat transfer from PCM type board to ambient room
Martin Zálešák, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic
- C2-3: Simulation of the thermal performance of translucent phase change materials and whole-building energy implications
Philipp Kräuchi, Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts, Switzerland
- C2-4: Application of PCM panels of different solidus temperatures on inner wall surfaces to reduce seasonal heating/cooling loads
Craig Farnham, College of Human Life Science, Osaka City University, Japan
- C2-5: Ultramarine blue pigment with thermal storage for buildings
María Isabel Arriortua, Universidad del País Vasco, Bizkaia, Spain
- C3-1: Application of phase-change materials in buildings
Rami Alsayed, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
- C3-2: Year-round comfortable environment in a multi-storey building by melting and solidification of PCM
Vadim Dubovsky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
- C3-3: Optimization of PCMs installed on walls and ceilings for light-weight residential buildings
Paulo Tabares, University of Denver, Colorado, USA
- C3-4: Aerogel insulation enhanced with phase change material for energy conservation in structures
George Gould, Aspen Aerogels, USA
- C3-5: Comparison of PCM-active thermal storage systems integrated in building enclosures
Vasken Dermardiros, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
- C4-1: Light-weight panel for buildings: an integrated optimization process
Fabio Manzone, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
- C4-2: Comparing the energy saving of timber frame cladding with PUR foam insulation
Zdenek Fránek, Technical University Liberec, Czech Republic
- C4-3: A new stucco coating based on pearlescent pigments for improving wall thermal insulation
Alessandro Premier, Iuav University of Venice, Italy
- C4-4: Soil as skin: ancient rammed earth and passive solar technologies in the modern age
Martin Knap, Atlin, British Columbia, Canada
- C5-1: Performance assessment of advanced materials in architectural envelopes
Roberto Garay Martinez, Tecnalia, Spain
- C5-2: Investigations on vacuum insulation panels based on medium sized powders
Roland Caps, VA-q-Tec, Germany
- C5-3: Making thermal insulation adaptive
Nikolaus Nestle, BASF SE Advanced Materials and Systems, Ludwigshafen, Germany
- C5-4: Aerogel insulation in refurbishment
Michal Ganobjak, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
- C6-1: VIP in building applications
Steffen Knoll, Porextherm GmbH, Germany
- C6-2: Evaluation of architectural VIP in Japan
Atsushi IWAMAE, Kindai University, Osaka, Japan
- C6-3: Application of Vacuum Insulation Panels in Canada’s North
Doug MacLean, Energy Solutions Centre, Whitehorse, Canada
- C7-1: Application of aerogel technology in curtain wall façades
David Appelfeld, Dow Corning Belgium
- D1-1: Unitised façade assemblies for high rise residential buildings
Ron Fitch, Trimo UK Ltd.
- D1-2: The dynamic response of the semi-closed cavity skin to changing of load condition
Fumihiko Chiba, University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan
- D1-3: Technological and behavioral aspects of perforated building envelopes
Bader Alatawneh, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
- D1-4: Innovative block on housing in the Mediterranean climate
Calogero Montalbano, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
- D1-5: Acceptance by durability: Quality assurance and insurance favour the use of innovative façades
Iris M. Reuther, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
- D1-6: Including traditional architectural elements to optimize building skin
Joan Ramon Dacosta Díaz, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
- D1-7: Optimum solutions to satisfy preference façades and energy consumption of an office building
Ali Alajmi, College of Technological Studies, Mishref, Kuwait
- D1-8: Evolution of building envelopes through creating living characteristics
Elaheh Najafi, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
- D2-1: Shrinkage and temperature effects in glass-concrete composite panels
Pietro Crespi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- D2-2: Light transmitting concrete
Andreas Roye, LUCEM GmbH, Germany
- D2-3: Improvement of indoor air quality using photocatalytic cement-based mortars
Chiara Giosuè, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
- D2-4: Functional lightweight and air purifying concrete
Jos Brouwers, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
- D2-5: Infra-lightweight concrete in multi-story residential buildings
Claudia Lösch, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
- D2-5: Experimental investigation of thermal mass in hemp-lime concrete walls
Oliver Kinnane, Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom
- D3-1: Mechanical properties of wood-cement compounds
Daia Zwicky, University of Applied Sciences, Fribourg, Switzerland
- D3-2: Wood-cement compound-based load-bearing wall elements
Niccolò Macchi, University of Applied Sciences, Fribourg, Switzerland
- D3-3: Thermal and acoustic insulation properties of Wood-cement compounds
Alireza Fadai, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- D3-4: Numerical simulations of the overall building-physical performance of wood-cement compound-based building skins
Joachim Nathanael Nackler, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- D3-5: Combustibility of wood-cement compounds
Daia Zwicky, University of Applied Sciences, Fribourg, Switzerland
- D3-6: Economic and ecological performance of wood-cement compound-based wall elements
Wolfgang Winter, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- D4-1: Energy self-sufficient Otaniemi campus
Satu Kankaala, Aalto University Properties Ltd., Espoo, Finland
- D4-2: Zero-Energy Urban Quarters in moderate climates: Developing guidelines at the building and urban planning levels
Udo Dietrich and Lena Knoop, HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany
- D5-1: An approach for the sustainable urban development: starting from the building
Antonella Calderazzi, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
- D5-2: Zoning ordinances as tools for energy self-sufficiency
Anders Nereim, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
- D5-3: APEC Low-Carbon Model Town Project: Progress and Prospect
Kazutomo Irie, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre, Tokyo, Japan
- D6-1: The efficacy of policy instruments to reduce the energy use of privately owned dwellings
Bram Entrop, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
- D6-2: Polices to reduce market barriers for building performance
Irene Boles, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand
- D6-3: Energy performance of buildings in Santiago, Chile: results of unregulated and high solar radiation context
Claudio Vásquez Zaldívar, Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
- D6-4: The user’s benefit as financial reference for building refurbishments
Carmen Alonso, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain
- D6-5: The influence of end user perception on the economic feasibility of sustainable building skin renovations
Bob Bogers, University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
- D7-1: Optimization through life cycle costs analysis - Social housing retrofitting in Italy
Angela Poletti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- D7-2: Retrofitting for social housing: A sustainable solution towards zero energy buildings
Gianpiero Evola, University of Catania, Italy
- D7-3: A cost approach to evaluate sustainable building design for a social housing complex
Antonio Talarico, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
- D7-4: Industrialised renovation strategies and prefabrication - Cost optimisation and added values in focus
Sonja Geier, Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts, Switzerland
- E1-1: Discomfort glare with complex fenestration systems and the impact on energy use when using daylighting control
Sabine Hoffmann, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
- E1-2: Structural sealant glazing: reinventing the wooden window
Marc Donzé, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
- E1-3: Thermal properties of door and window access systems
Wolfgang Rädle, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
- E1-4: New material for an ecological solution for wooden window frame enlargements
Urs Uehlinger, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
- E1-5: Modelling complex fenestration systems in TRNSYS - a comparison between a simplified and a detailed thermal model
Giuseppe De Michele, EURAC Research, Bolzano, Italy
- E1-6: Building Elements Smart Technology (BEST) - Analysis of thermal behaviour of windows in old buildings
Pierfrancesco Prosperini, University of Camerino, Ascoli Piceno, Italy
- E1-7: Measuring condensation water in the interspace of coupled windows
Max Bauer, Sapa Building Systems GmbH, Ulm, Germany
- E2-1: Energy Frames - A new technology for intelligent glazed façades
Frederik V. Winther, Rambøll, Copenhagen, Denmark
- E2-2: Analysis of potential biomimetic applications of skin and shell analogies on the building envelope
Leopoldo Saavedra, Technical University Munich, Germany
- E2-3: Adaptive architectural envelopes for temperature, humidity and CO2 control
Marlén López, University of Oviedo, Gijon, Spain
- E2-4: Lightweight modular structure for an energy-efficient adaptive building envelope
Maria Eftychi, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
- E3-1: Adaptive façades Network
Andreas Luible, Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts, Switzerland
- E3-2: Monitoring energy and comfort performance of transparent adaptive façades
Valentina Serra, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
- E3-3: Experimental facilities for adaptive façades characterization
Francesco Goia, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
- E3-4: Adaptive façade systems - A review of performance requirements, design approaches, use cases and market needs
Christian Struck, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Enschede, Netherlands
- E3-5: Adaptive façades System Assessment
Shady Attia, University of Liège, Belgium
- E3-6: Design for façade adaptability - Towards a unified and systematic characterization
Roel Loonen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
- E4-1: Prototyping of composite structural envelopes through CNC and robotic fabrication
Chris Knapp, Bond University, Queensland, Australia
- E4-2: Advanced ceramic environmental screens
Rosa Urbano Gutierrez, University of Liverpool and Amanda Wanner, Leeds Beckett University, UK
- E4-3: Metal mesh shading devices optimization by parametric approach design
Andrea Zani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- E4-4: Advanced BIM tools for building planning, collaboration and analysis
Kai Oberste-Ufer, DORMA, Germany
- E5-1: Exchanges between physical computing and performative parametric models
Mate Thitisawat, Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, USA
- E5-2: Application of interactive 3D visualization and computation for energy appraisal: enhancing BIM
practices in small companies
Vladeta Stojanovic, Abertray University, Dundee, United Kingdom
- E5-3: Lighting performance simulation and adaptive control of an advanced building skin based on human behavior inputs
Kristis Alexandrou, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
- E6-1: Performance analyses of tensile membrane façades
Eve S. Lin, Tensile Evolution, Irvine, CA, USA
- E6-2: A lightweight plug-in adaptive envelope to reduce the energy consumption of existing buildings
Styliana Gregoriou, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
- E6-3: Coated textiles: smart wraps for old and new buildings
Katja Bernert, Mehler Texnologies GmbH, Germany
- E6-4: Performace analyses of the Ducati superbike pavilion
Mariangela De Vita, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy
- E7-1: Climate-dependent wind-driven passive ventilative cooling potential in Central and Southern Europe
Mario Grosso, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
- E7-2: Natural ventilation in existing buildings by hybrid draft guard
Jan de Wit, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Enschede, Netherlands
- E7-3: Advanced control of natural ventilation with solar and noise protection
Shuqing Cui, Mines Paris Tech, France
- E7-4: Performance of the traditional building envelope in Malta
Antonio Mollicone, University of Malta, Iklin, Malta
- F2-1: From „Building Integrated“ to „Building oriented“ Photovoltaics
Urs Muntwyler, Head, Laboratory for Photovoltaics, Berner Fachhochschule, Switzerland
- F2-2: Hybrid, stromproduzierend und transluzent: Ein wegweisendes Fassadensystem für die Mobiliar AG Bern
Daniel Meyer, GWJARCHITEKTUR AG, Bern, Schweiz
- F3-1: Concepts for mechanically biased membrane and film constructions in conjunction with standardized façade systems
Marcel Ebert, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Studies, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany
- F4-1: Sun protection and comfort - comfort by optimizing profit by building simulation
Eva-Maria Pape, Director, Institute for Energy-Efficient Architecture, University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Germany
- F4-2 Optimization of building design with simulations of building energy consumption
Emil Grüniger, Soltherm AG, Altendorf, Switzerland
- F4-3: Simulation of captive use for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
Samuel Summermatter, Head Engineering Department, BE Netz AG, Switzerland
- F4-4: Einfluss der Wärmespeicherfähigkeit auf die energetische Flexibilität von Gebäuden
Monika Hall, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Institut Energie am Bau
- F5-1: Polypyrrole: Additional functions for facades made of biomaterials
Michael Sailer, Unit Innovative Technology in Construction, Saxion University of Applied Science, Enschede, The
- F5-2: Biologically-degradable building envelopes of the future
Daniel Friedrich, Engineering and Architecture, University of Lucerne, Switzerland
- F5-3: Ecological and energetic aspects of facade elements made of formed TRC
Kevin Pidun, Department of Plastic, RWTH Aachen, Germany
- F5-4: Phase change materials for the climate control of a residential building
Nadège Vetterli, for International Building, Engineering and Architecture, University of Lucerne, Switzerland
- F5-5: Building Information Modeling in the LCA of building production
Georg Reitschmidt, Department of Construction Informatics and Sustainable Building, Technical University of Central
Hesse, Giessen, Germany
- F5-6: Effect of vapor-permeable and reflective materials on radiation moisture, heat transfer and durability of facades
Heinrich Thielmann, HTC, Grenoble, France
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