Subtask C: Concepts, Case Studies and Guidelines

Web-site: Case Study Collection
October 2014
By: See each case study
Editor: Karin Kappel, Olaf Bruun Jørgensen, Merete Hoff, Marja Lundgren, Rolf Hagen, Mark Snow, Kelsey Saunders
The Collection of Case Studies include a wide range of new built or retrofitted building types such as single and multi-family housing, offices, schools and universities, stadiums, culture buildings, etc. The case studies include active solar (photovoltaic and solar thermal) and passive solar. More than 230 case studies have been proposed and evaluated by a broad range of trained architects from universities, research institutes, dissemination organisations and professional practices. 50 projects from 11 countries have been selected to the Collection of Case Studies.
T.41.C.1: The Communication Process T.41.C.1: The Communication Process
Subtask C: Communication Guideline
July 2012 - PDF 2.48MB
By: Doris Ehrbar, Francesco Frontini, Susanne Gosztonyi, Caroline Hachem, Rolf Hagen, Merete Hoff, Miljana Horvat, Olaf Bruun Jørgensen, Jouri Kanters, Margarethe Korolkow, Andreas Lechner, Marja Lundgren, Laura Maturi, Maria Cristina Munari Probst, Christian Roecker, Mark Snow
Editor: Rolf Hagen & Olaf Bruun Jørgensen
In order to stimulate an increased use of solar in energy conscious building design, the Task 41 participants have developed a Communication Guideline as a tool to support architects in their communication process with especially clients, authorities and contractors. Today the energy performance of solar solutions is well documented and well known especially in the “technical environment”. This knowledge, however, needs to be communicated in a convincing way to the decision makers in order to ensure a broad implementation of sustainable solar solutions in future building design. The Communication Guideline includes convincing arguments and facts supporting the implementation of solar based design solutions. The Communication Guideline is divided in three main parts:
• Part 1: Convincing clients to request and commission solar buildings
• Part 2: Communication strategies at the design/ construction team level
• Part 3: Tools and References