Task 56
Task 56
SHC Task 56

Building Integrated Solar Envelope Systems

Project (Task) News

Optimising life-cycle costs in the construction industry
A facade to capture solar energy is a particularly appealing option if a solar thermal system is to be integrated into an office or a multi-family building, as the available roof area is often relatively small compared to how much floor space needs to be heated or cooled.
Posted: 2020-06-18

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Posted: 2020-05-29

Webinar: How to use facades to generate solar energy
Sept. 3, 2019, SolarThermalWorld.org, by Bärbel Epp
Posted: 2019-09-19

SWOT analysis of building-integrated solar systems
April 17, 2019, SolarThermalWorld.org, by Barbel Epp
Posted: 2019-05-13

Solar Award Nominations are Open
The Solar Heating and Cooling Award of the IEA SHC Programme celebrates the success of those working to increase the market impact of this renewable energy source.
Posted: 2019-02-15

Building-Integrated Solar Envelopes:Barriers to Deployment
Active and passive solar systems integrated into building envelopes are key to combatting climate change. However, there are many barriers which confine current solutions to the demonstration stage and prevent them from going mainstream.
Posted: 2018-05-02

IEA SHC Task 56: Cooperation on Energy Balance and Building Design Tools
Facades of residential and tertiary buildings offer enough space for daylight control and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems. Active envelope solutions include facade-integrated solar thermal collectors, PV panels, daylight control systems or panels containing ventilation units with heat recovery and/or a heat pump with all necessary connectors.
Posted: 2017-10-08

Cooperation on Energy Balance and Building Design Tools
Article by B. Epp on SolarThermalWorld.org.
Posted: 2017-10-05

IEA SHC Task 56: “Facade-integrated HVAC components pose a Challenge for all parties involved”
The integration of solar facade solutions into the HVAC and lighting system of a building can only be successful if it is coordinated with architects and building engineers. A good forum to get in touch with architecture professionals is the annual Advanced Building Skins Conference (ABS) in Switzerland.
Posted: 2016-11-29

Facade-integrated HVAC components pose a Challenge for all parties involved
Read the article by B. Epp on SolarThermalWorld.org.
Posted: 2016-11-23