France

This report of the French Association for Heat Pumps (AFPAC) concerns heat pump solutions for the production of domestic hot water in dwellings. These solutions are now little known and little used. In a context where domestic hot water has become an issue for reducing the energy consumption of residential buildings, this document aims at presenting a synthesis of the systems available, as well as a number of examples where they are used.
Post date: 6 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

This report, released by the French Association for Heat Pumps (Association Française des Pompes à Chaleur - AFPAC) deals with hybrid heat pumps for houses. A hybrid heat pump integrates an air-to-water heat pump and a boiler, with a control that ensures simultaneous or alternative operation of the two heat generators. The system provides space heating and domestic hot water for new or existing houses.
Post date: 5 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

This document is the summary of the Mediterranean energy transition scenario findings, elaborated and developed within the framework of the cooperation between the Mediterranean association of the national agencies for energy conservation (MEDENER), the Mediterranean energy observatory (OME) and the French Environment and Energy Management Agency - ADEME.  
Post date: 21 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

The MLEI PDA project PSEE Alsace has produced a number of short videos on the integrated home renovation service Oktave, to help homeowners get acquainted with this service.   
Post date: 21 Mar 2017
Type: Link

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
Type: Publication

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
Type: News

Conference organised by Construction21 at MIPIM, in partnership with Eiffage, Climate KIC and Green Planet Architects. On Thursday, March 16 at 14:30 – Verrière Grand Audi – Palais des Festivals (level O)   
Post date: 14 Mar 2017
Type: Event

These guidebooks are good examples of learning how to develop and implement three innovative financing schemes that have been tested by 11 European cities and regions.   Although many cities and regions have engaged into the energy transition, financing sustainable energy measures remains a great challenge. Some project investment costs are high, and covering them by using only municipal budget and traditional financing mechanisms is difficult.
Post date: 1 Mar 2017
Type: News

Buildings and settlements are nowadays increasingly expected to meet higher and potentially more complex levels of performance. They should be sustainable, use zero-net energy, be healthy and comfortable, grid-friendly, yet economical to build and maintain. Buildings are central to the EU‘s energy efficiency policy. Improving the energy performance of Europe‘s building stock is crucial, not only to achieve the EU‘s 2020 targets but also to meet the longer term objectives of the climate strategy as laid down in the low carbon economy roadmap 2050.  
Post date: 28 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

On 29 -30 March 2017, at the Espace Grande Arche, Paris - La Défense, BIM World brings together all the digital actors for the construction, real estate and territory planning.   In this third edition of the event, many themes are put forward such as: Digital modelling, Collaborative, Mobility, Digital Building, 3D GIS, Geo data, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Data, Cloud and Augmented Reality, where BIM is the focal point.  
Post date: 17 Feb 2017
Type: Event