ETA Factory, TU Darmstadt

Precast elements for a building with holistic energy ­efficiency optimization

In the run-up to the Marrakech Climate Change Conference, the German federal government adopted a climate action plan that envisages a 55 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The CO2 emissions of buildings should be lowered by 66 %. This is an extremely ambitious target even when considering new construction alone. New rehabilitation strategies are required for existing buildings. Furthermore, there is an urgent need for phasing out fossil-fuel-based heating systems sooner rather than later. We require holistic approaches to increasing the energy efficiency of buildings that also...

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