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Housing needs, construction practices & urbanisation trends in NW-Africa & EU

Review of housing needs, construction practices a in North-West Africa & Europe and analysis of the housing situation in and current issues in urbanisation. (D2.1)

Training and regulatory infrastructure about bioclimatic in NW-Africa & EU

Survey including EU and african countries to identify the degree of development of training and building codes regarding biclimatic and passive approaches. (D2.2)

Infrastructure of local geo-bio based building materials production in NW-Africa & EU

Infrastructure for the production of construction materials and anaylsis of the needs and potentialities in the building sector. (D2.3)

Gando Primary School, Burkina Faso | Francis Diebedo Kere
Policies supporting passive & bioclimatic approach, and the use of local building materials in NW-Africa and EU

NEW! Discussion about successful or promising policies in promoting highly comfortable buildings with minimal energy need for heating and cooling. (D2.4)

Indicators of overall building energy performance

Review of the energy performance indicators available in the literature and standards to identify suitable KPIs for bioclimatic buildings. (D3.1)

Indicators to assess the Indoor Environmental Quality

Framework about the available methodologies, standards, tools & indicators to assess the Indoor Environmental Quality (D3.2)

Energy flexibility indicators, with focus on warm climate conditions

Describes the concept of flexible building though a critical review of the main methodologies, definitions and indicators. (D3.3)

Availability of weather files & indicators for today/future weather in Africa and EU

Reviews and discusses methodologies for weather indicators, weather datasets, and production of future weather files. (D3.4)

Available methods and tools for the generation of future weather files

Availability & reliability of weather files to represent current and future weather conditions and to improve the design of buildings. (D3.5)

Effect of future weather on the performance of one case studies

Analysis of the effect of future weather on the performance of a case study in different climates, focusing on when, where, and how passive design strategies are affected. (D3.6)

Materials and construction practices (local and/or adapted to local conditions)

This report investigates the potential of different studied bioclimatic materials as construction materials in Europe and Africa. (D3.7)

12 case studies of European and African Bioclimatic Buildings

Review of 12 fully documented case studies of bioclimatic buildings located in EU & Africa, with data collected from technical experts. (D3.8)

Additional 12 Case studies of European and African Bioclimatic buildings

Review of other set of 12 fully documented case studies of bioclimatic buildings located in EU & Africa, with data collected from technical experts. (D3.9)

Technical guidelines and tools for Bioclimatic Buildings

It provides guidance on the design of bioclimatic buildings in warm climates considering 21st century boundary conditions. This report includes some of the key outputs of the project (D3.11)

Updated training tools for building energy simulation (BES)

It lists support materials and tools developed within the ABC 21 project, to design new buildings characterized by low energy consumption.(D3.13)

Analysis of Policies for Exploitation of results

It presents options for policies and actions for the promotion of the bioclimatic approach and the increased utilization of local materials, based on the analysis made in WP2 and WP3. (D4.6)



Disclaimer: This information has been gathered as part of the project titled “ABC 21 – Africa-Europe BioClimatic buildings for XXI century”. We state that the project has no responsibility for the misuse of the publicly available information and results published,  nor the impacts it may cause.