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Parquetry and Underfloor Heating

Everything New Is Actually Well-Forgotten Old   The meaning of the sentence is that people don’t really invent new things, they only rediscover what someone already found in the past. It certainly holds true for underfloor heating...

European Conference on the Energy Transition – Data4Action – 26 Jan 2017 in Bordeaux

The European Energy Transition Conference is the main annual meeting of local energy transition stakeholders: elected representatives in charge of energy, climate plans or planning, heads of local authority departments, businesses and...

VIDEO | Der Kante, Amsterdam: Weltweit Grünste Bürogebäude

      Die Kante, die in Amsterdam, Den Niederlanden, offiziell ist das grünste Bürogebäude der Welt. Es ist auch der Prüfstein für eine Radikale, stark vernetzten neuen Arbeitsweise, wo die Mitarbeiter haben keine festen Arbeitsbereiche...

What are your energy efficiency predictions for 2017? Participate now!

This is the second annual DEXMA Energy Efficiency Survey, whose main aim is for your understanding of energy innovation challenges and exploring new opportunities to help make your work as energy managers easier and simpler.   Three...

Follow BUILD UP on LinkedIn !

BUILD UP  is glad to announce the creation of its LINKEDIN COMPANY PAGE. LinkedIn activities will focus primarily on enhancing cooperation among European projects and help connect among peers As per our webportal and twitter account, our...

How to encourage investment in solar energy

Within the PV Financing project, Housing Europe has contributed to highlight the specific nature and potential of the sector as beneficiary of the investment in solar energy. European guidelines to help investors, public authorities and...

First pilot projects for Transition Zero in France

At the recent French monitoring committee for the project Transition Zero, the social housing provider Vilogia in Northern France has announced that, with the support of Greenflex (coordinating the activities of the EU...

2016 Versions of ASHRAE Refrigerant Standards Published

ATLANTA – The 2016 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 30 new refrigerants and refrigerant blends added.   ANSI/ASHRAE 15, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems, and its...

ASHRAE Announces Topics for New Building Performance Analysis Conference

ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced the topics and a call for presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference, formerly known as the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference.   This year’s conference addresses energy modeling, the...

New internet platform on international building exhibitions (IBA) launched

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has launched an internet platform, with information on international building exhibitions (IBA). The initiative looks back on more...

Refurbishment roadmaps for districts

Germany's building stock shall be nearly climate-neutral by 2050. To achieve this, the rate of refurbishment has to be significantly increased since the average annual refurbishment rate of the entire building stock is currently less than...

Germany celebrates the 100th energy efficiency network

The initiative „Energieeffizienz Netzwerke“ (energy efficiency networks) of the Federal Ministries BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) and BMUB (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and...

The BRICKER active system installation kicks-off in Liège!

Since September 2016, the renovation works at the Province of Liège School of Engineering have been progressing, and now as we move towards the New Year, a new phase has just begun. It involves installing a renewable heating system, the...

Energy Efficiency and Building Technology Accelerator

This joint initiative of the Climate-KIC Building Technology Accelerator program is led by Chalmers University and WBCSD   Buildings are key in tackling climate change Buildings are one of the largest end users of energy,...

Natural air ventilation for green building

Natural air ventilation is the process of assessing airflow potential and removal inside buildings to avoid using only mechanical systems. It is worthwhile to take benefit of the wind as a driving force or an element of the building´s...

Nova procjena rizika i kontrolnih alata za povećanje ulaganja u энергопоказателями

  Bazen međunarodnih stručnjaka razvio inovativnu metodologiju za podršku razvoju energetske učinkovitosti i održive energije, ulaganja u tercijarni sektor.     Postoji značajan potencijal za poboljšanje energetske...

Crossing borders to crowdfund renewables

Today energy crowdfunding platforms and investors experience many problems if they want to finance projects that cross the legal boundaries between the EU member states. International experts are striving to harmonise to European...

A raincoat for our houses

From the use of Gore-Tex-like waterproof fabrics to the development of “breathable” bio-based materials, the construction industry is chasing breakthrough solutions to insulate buildings and keep living areas free from damp and...

Die Europäische Kommission entwickelt neue Energie-system-Modell

Die Europäische Kommission entwickelt derzeit eine neue Energie-system-Modell ist in der Lage die Analyse der EU-Energie-Systeme in high-level-of-detail.     Das Modell –die Modellierung des europäischen Energiesystems...

Energy-efficient retrofitting for social housing: Study visit in Aachen

On Monday 12 December, the city of Aachen (Germany) welcomed representatives from other European cities for a study visit to the buildings refurbished within the EU-GUGLE project. The visit  focused on issues related to social housing...