(Advanced Tools for Rational Energy Use towards Sustainability with emphasis on microclimatic issues in urban applications)

Objective: To improve the present knowledge in the field of sustainable urban development, by optimising heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems as well as maximising the benefit from the large potential of renewable energy sources.

LHTEE Contribution: Co-ordination, Numerical modelling of mean & turbulent flow around buildings, Energy behaviour of buildings, Field measurements.

Funded by: CEC, TMR Programme (2002-2004)

Major Partners:

  1. Laboratoire de Mecanique des Fluides, CNRS - Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), established in France
  2. University of Hamburg (MIHU), established in Germany
  3. Norwegian Meteorological Institute (DNMI), established in Norway
  4. University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering (UCAM-DENG), established in the United Kingdom
  5. Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro (UAVR), established in Portugal
  6. TNO-Institute of Environmental Sciences, Energy Research and Process Innovation (TNO), established in the Netherlands.