Green Buildings are closely related to highly performing building envelopes and façade systems. With innovative combinations of technology, materials and design, a responsive building envelope - tuned to interact with the environment – contributes greatly to an integrated approach towards sustainable buildings. To be energy-efficient and sustainable, building envelopes should be active on all levels to utilize microclimatic energy cycles and interactions over time, while exploiting renewable energy and protecting the building occupants from local climate impacts.
This workshop will provide a launching pad for a Joint Laboratory that will combine the expertise of three international research institutes – Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE), Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) - to enable an outstanding experimental and virtual platforms for assessing innovative façade designs and components, integration of responsive active and passive building elements, advanced materials development and promote emerging technologies. The Joint Laboratory will impact on reducing energy consumption and the subsequent emission of greenhouse gases in Singapore.
This workshop will be of interest to building developers, architects, investors, contractors, manufacturers with an interest in developing and deploying smart building envelops. . Attendees will gather state-of-the-art know-how and experiences for the implementation to integral building designs and learn about the resources for high performance design and testing environment provided by the Joint Laboratory partners.
By bringing together high ranking international research institutes, this initiative will inspire new solutions and provide a forum for discussions for future solutions for smart building envelopes
WORKSHOP on Green Building Envelopes and Materials for the Tropics: Challenges & Opportunities
Date : Monday, 18 February 2013
Time : 8.30am to 4.00pm
Venue : IMRE Auditorium, 3 Research Link, Singapore 117602 Map
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