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1.1.3 Close windows and doors when HVAC systems are operating

1.1.2 Close windows and doors when HVAC systems are operating Description Make sure windows or doors are not open unnecessarily, especially when heating, cooling or air conditioning systems are operating. To ventilate the room it is sufficient to have the window open for 10 minutes. In addition, keep it opened for longer involves [...]

2018-01-16T10:44:43+00:00

1.1.4 Manage properly the opening of windows and doors for natural ventilation

1.1.4 Manage properly the opening of windows and doors for natural ventilation Description To improve air comfort and reduce the need of HVAC systems use natural ventilation. Open windows of opposite façades to produce cross-ventilation or if the building has a space for vertical circulation or a central courtyard, open windows and/or doors [...]

2018-01-16T10:42:47+00:00

1.1.5 Periodic and suitable cleaning of windows

1.1.5 Periodic and suitable cleaning of windows Description It is important to maintain the windows’ glass clean to allow a good penetration of natural light in the building and to improve their use, avoiding the use of artificial light.   Benefits It improves the internal light comfort [...]

2018-01-16T10:45:59+00:00

1.1.6 Correct use of external solar shading

1.1.6 Correct use of external solar shading Description In cooling seasons users have to block direct solar radiation by closing solar shadings to avoid internal overheating. In others seasons solar shadings should be opened to take advantage of natural light and, in heating seasons also of solar radiation to increase internal thermal [...]

2018-01-16T10:53:31+00:00

1.1.7 Correct use of internal solar shading

1.1.7 Correct use of internal solar shading Description Internal solar shadings allow the protection of interior space from direct radiation. The user should close the shading when direct solar radiation is entering the building in cooling seasons, while in heating seasons shadings should be opened to permit that solar radiation and natural [...]

2018-01-16T10:53:23+00:00

1.1.8 Improve insulation of roller shutter box

1.1.8 Improve insulation of roller shutter box Description It is important to check heat losses from the shutter box because often it is not isolated and it is a significant point of air leakage. The solution consists in installing roller shutter box insulation. Benefits It allows about [...]

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1.1.9 Substitution of roller tape guide

1.1.9 Substitution of roller tape guide Description The openings of the roller tape are considered points of air infiltrations and consequently there are thermal bridges. The measure consists in the installation of sealed roller tape guide. Benefits Reduce heat losses and air infiltration and consequently heating energy [...]

2018-01-16T10:48:50+00:00

1.1.10 Maintenance of wood and aluminium windows frame

1.1.10 Maintenance of wood and aluminium windows frame Description Inspect regularly the windows frame and repaint it if there are cracks which can expose the timber or aluminium to moisture which cause corrosion of aluminium or decomposition of the timber. Lubricate and clean hardware components to avoid a faulty closure. Badly maintained [...]

2018-01-16T10:49:03+00:00

1.1.11 Adding a low Emissivity (E) window film

1.1.11 Adding a low Emissivity (E) window film Description A low E film is an extremely thin layer of metal oxides, in the order of nanometers, which, if it is applied on the glass, provides a capacity of reinforced thermal insulation. The film reflects inward a part of the incident long-wave energy (heating), [...]

2018-01-16T10:49:17+00:00

1.1.12 Adding a solar control window film

1.1.12 Adding a solar control window film The solar control film, easily applicable on window glasses, has the property of reflecting part of the solar radiation received, decreasing the amount of energy that passes through the glass.   Benefits Solar films block 99% of UV light that fades [...]

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