People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors, so it is perhaps not surprising that the quality of the environment created has a significant impact on their health and well-being. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the indoor air quality of some buildings, including modern low energy buildings, has been shown to be poorer than urban outdoor air quality.
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
A range of breakthrough eco-building solutions which tackle the emerging problem of indoor air quality have been presented by the ECO-SEE project at the Ecobuild construction fair in London.
The solutions include novel insulation, coating and panel products which improve air quality by passively regulating humidity, capturing VOCs, and removing indoor organic pollutants through photocatalysis. External and internal wall panels have also been developed, in addition to design tools to support end users.
Post date: 16 Mar 2017
12 new training programmes, 433 trained building professionals and improved state educational standards as a result of the BUILD UP Skills EnerPro project
Post date: 28 Feb 2017
Reducing Energy Poverty by Energy Efficiency Projects in Residential Buildings: The Case for Eastern Europe
Post date: 20 Feb 2017
38,5% of energy savings in CUBE 2020? It's possible.
The building Quai Vendeuvre won the grand prize of the energy savings contest CUBE 2020 in 2016. While the 3rd edition of the contest just started, let’s ask the IFPEB’s director Cedric Borel about the score of the second edition’s winner, who made 38,5% of energy savings within a year! You said 38,5%, really? How is that possible?
Marguerite Dornier: You said 38,5%, right? It’s huge, isn’t it?
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
This is the final report of the project “European Energy Service Initiative towards the EU 2020 energy saving targets” (EESI 2020), which was implemented between 2013 and 2016 by a consortium of European energy agencies and energy experts with support of the European Commission’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme. The project has been addressing ways to improve the impact of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in 9 European regions.
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Energy poverty is one of the most pressing issues in Central and Eastern Europe. By addressing energy efficient retrofitting of multi-unit apartment buildings, the REELIH (residential energy efficiency for low income households) project is working to promote an innovative approach to reduce energy poverty.
Post date: 7 Feb 2017
The six Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Protocols, published in 2016, are now available in Bulgarian, German and Portuguese.
Post date: 31 Jan 2017
This benchmarking tool developed in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe – IEE STEP2SPORT project, allows sport owners and sport facility managers to assess the energy performance and determine the energy improvement potential of their sport buildings.
Post date: 14 Dec 2016
The Sofia Vocational High School of Electronics “John Atanasoff” has been a public professional high school of electronics since 1968.
Since 2009 the school offers a specialty in “Renewable Energy Sources”. The specialty “Renewable Energy Sources” includes both theoretical and practical training on RES technology. It is envisioned to introduce innovative approaches to the specialty in order to obtain a higher level of professional qualification.
Post date: 8 Dec 2016