Day 1, Session Block F

10:45 Prefabrication: From Complex Façade Design to Building Retrofits

Moderation: Jessica Webster, CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada

Prefabricated enclosure wall panel systems
  • Performance requirements of the building envelope

Gonçalo Correia Lopes, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Retrofitting with light prefabricated modules
  • Applicable strategies for retrofitting
  • Comparing strategies and processes: case studies
  • Benefits, key issues and future prospects of timber lightweight envelopes

Silvia Giammetta, Politecnico di Torino, Rivoli, Italy

Market assessment and business strategies
  • Prefabricated wall assemblies
  • Knowledge exchange between Europe and Canada

Jessica Webster, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Upgrading building skins with prefabricated modules
  • Rapid installation process based on customized interfaces
  • Data acquisition of the key points of the existing building skin
  • Advanced manufacturing process for customized interface elements

Kepa Iturralde, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Façade integrated MVHR heat pump
  • Deep renovation with prefabricated timber frame elements
  • Combined MVHR and exhaust air heat pump for façade integration
  • Performance, thermal comfort and indoor air quality of supply air heating

Fabian Ochs, UIBK - EEB, Innsbruck, Austria

Recycling shipping containers for building envelopes
  • Security: resilient functional building against extreme weather
  • Sustainability: low embodied energy for construction and operation
  • Affordability: low investment and operational costs

Xingxing Zhang, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden

12:30 Lunch