Members Austria
Lukas Kranzl, Vienna University of Technology, Energy Economics Group
Gerald Leindecker, Institute fur Analytische Struckturentwicklungsplanung

Analysis and Design of Innovative Systems
for LOW-EXergy in the Built Environment
about costexergy
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2nd International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium (ELCAS-2)
Final COSTeXergy conference:
19s t. 21st June 2011,
in Nisyros Island / Greece
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The CosteXergy Project

The main objective of the CosteXergy project is to broadly disseminate new knowledge and practical design-support instruments that can facilitate practical application of the exergy concept to the built environment.

COSTeXergy Countries

In order to achieve this objective, the Action relies on research activities carried out by its members, which focus on investigating and demonstrating how exergy analysis can be used in the development of innovative insights and concepts and support a wider deployment of low-valued heat and other renewable energy sources.

The Action has a strong technical focus – particularly on thermal energy in the built environment. With regard to the scale, the Action focuses mainly on the building and building component level. On the other hand, the Action also acknowledges the importance of considering a broader context. Since it has a future-oriented character, it leaves room for emergent areas such as low-exergy building material cycles. It also leaves room for expanding the scale to the district level, since low-exergy systems for the supply of energy may require a larger scale to be effective.

The COSTeXergy project is one of the funded actions within the European COST programme.

COST is one of the longest-running instruments supporting co-operation among scientists and researchers across Europe. COST now has 35 member countries and enables scientists to collaborate in a wide spectrum of activities in research and technology. COST is an intergovernmental network which is scientifically completely self-sufficient with nine scientific COST Domain Committees formed by some of the most outstanding scientists of the European scientific community.

To the official homepage of the European COST programme click here.

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Members Sweden
Martin Erlandsson, Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Gudni Jóhannesson, KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology
Members Finland
Mia Ala-Juusela, VTT Building and Transport
Markku Lampinen, Helsinki University of Technology
Markku Virtanen, VTT Building and Transport
Members Norway
Per Gundersen, Norwegian Building Research Institute
Members Germany
Bernd Döring, RWTH Aachen University
Sebastian Herkel, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems
Lars Kühl, TU Braunschweig,
Markus Kuhnhenne, RWTH Aachen University
Dirk Müller, Technical University of Berlin TUB
Dietrich Schmidt, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics
Wolfram Trinius, Ingenieurbüro Trinius
Members United Kingdom
Simos Yannas, Architectural Association Graduate School
Members Spain
Javier Finat, Universtiy of Valladolid
Jaime Roset Calzada, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Members Portugal
Ana Monteiro de Sousa, Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto
Members Denmark
Bjarne W. Olesen, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Members Netherland
Elisa Boelman, Delft University of Technology
Hedzer van der Kooi, Delft University of Technology
Paul Ramsak, SenterNovem Netherlands Agency for Innovation and sustainability
Jo Stefens, Open Universiteit Heerlen
René Wansdronk, Wansdronk Architects
Members Belgium
Jo Dewulf, Ghent University, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Jean-Marie Hauglustaine, University of Liege
Members Poland
Adam Rybka, Rzeszow University of Technology
Zygmunt Wiercinski, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olszty
Members Switzerland
Hansjürg Leibundgut,
Members Slovenia
Ale Krainer, University of Ljubljana
Members Hungary
Ferenc Kalmár, University of Debrecen
András Zöld, Technical University Budapest
Members Italy
Adriana Angelotti, Politecnico di Milano
Michele DeCarli, University of Padua
Fabio Peron, IUAV University of Venice
Giulio Solaini, Politecnico di Milano
Roberto Zecchin, University of Padua
Members Greece
Christopher Koroneos,

University of Western Macedonia / Aristotle University
George Xydis, National Technical University of Athens