Buildings Guide

Get the bigEE Recommendations for your building

This tool allows you to systematically browse and sort through recommendations applicable to major world climates and types of buildings.

Once you have made a selection and requested a search, you will find three paths to achieve low energy, ultra low energy or even zero or plus energy buildings. Learn more …

How to find recommendations

All elements in the list you see on the left side add together to what we consider a package, which can give a general description of a building. The package and the corresponding list are specific for each building type and climate and give recommendations on how to reach low energy, ultra low energy, nearly zero and plus energy buildings. For ease of comparison more than one combination can be chosen at the same time.

The recommendations list give a general description of what can be done to achieve Low Energy Buildings, Ultra Low Energy Buildings and nearly Zero and Plus Energy Buildings and their potential savings. As every building is unique the recommendations have been kept general. Care must also be taken as a combination of certain techniques and technologies can be contra productive. For more detailed information on each recommendation please read the link to the options text.

To show good examples of combinations there is in each case a good practice example, which shows how a building can reach these low energy levels through a combination of strategies, techniques, technologies and user behavior.

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