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Energy and Thermal Improvements for Construction in Steel

Short description

The project ETHICS is concerned with evaluating, measuring and improving the thermal and energy performance of steel-clad and steel framed buildings. It will address important building physics and performance issues using both laboratory test methods and by measuring the 'as built' performance of real buildings. The project will result in design guidance for commercial, industrial and residential buildings and design tools to assist in assessing and optimising whole building performance. These tools will be calibrated against whole building measurements, obtained from the research. Opportunities for renewable energy and other energy-saving features will be assessed.

Research program



Duration of project

07/2008 - 06/2011

Contact person

Markus Kuhnhenne