In the interest of presenting the results of studies and discussing with researchers and professionals in the field, INSA Toulouse went to Albi for the National Solar Energy Days (JNES) and to Chalon en Champagne for the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) conference.
These conferences are targeted at PhD students, researchers, engineers, business leaders, managers of industrial clusters and local authorities. One of the many areas of interest includes the role of solar energy in buildings and cities. The evaluation and design of the overall energy performance of the building and its systems. The design of buildings, districts and cities with high environmental efficiency. And at the building level, the quality of thermal, acoustic, visual and ambient pollution are also topics of discussion. The different sessions presented by the participants were both numerical and experimental.
For our part, the poster presented focused on the estimation of the quality of different renovation solutions for the Toulouse housing stock. Through numerical simulation, the chosen method must allow the comparison of different scenarios to select the most efficient from the energetical, environmental and summer comfort point of view
The discussions with the different participants confirmed the interest and the utility of such questions in the current context of the European renovation. Different ways of applying the results were also discussed and debated: in engineering offices, with building professionals, architects … ect
The discussions around the IPCC weather projections also made it evident how important it is to take these issues in consideration in choosing renovation solutions for the future.