A New Façade Concept
Keywords:glass application, energy saving, facade concept, building process, building stock
This paper is focussing on the development and opportunities for new façade concepts. In a survey on the possibilities for energy saving in the supply chain of the Dutch glass industry it appeared that there are major opportunities for applications of glass in the European building stock. The integral application of several glass products was the basis for the development of a new façade concept. Apart from saving energy this concept also solves some major problems in the construction industry and the refurbishment of the European building stock. Therefore this paper also contains information about shortcomings and developments in the European construction industry as well as the scale and characteristics of the European building stock suitable for the application of the new concept.
Copyright (c) 2010 L. Moonen, J. Lichtenberg
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