Hungary

"If you can’t measure it .... you can't manage it" – this might be an old management saying, but it's one that Volker Stelzer would agree with. As a scientist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Stelzer is responsible for developing recommendations for construction professionals from the many individual CONCERTO project experiences in the CONCERTO Premium meta-project.
Post date: 20 Nov 2013
Type: News

"If you can’t measure it .... you can't manage it" – this might be an old management saying, but it's one that Volker Stelzer would agree with. As a scientist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Stelzer is responsible for developing recommendations for construction professionals from the many individual CONCERTO project experiences in the CONCERTO Premium meta-project.
Post date: 20 Nov 2013
Type: Tool

The 58 CONCERTO communities demonstrate new, realistic models to bridge towards smart cities and communities with good examples for sustainable district development as well as for refurbishment in buildings. 14 video clips have been finalised and are now available on the website of CONCERTO http://www.concerto.eu on the video gallery.
Post date: 20 Nov 2013
Type: Case

Three publications will be finalised by end of 2013 and beginning of 2014 showcasing findings from the analysis of the 22 EU projects that have been running in the frame of the CONCERTO initiative (FP6, FP7) of the EU. The meta-project CONCERTO Premium will publish the outcomes of the last three years of their work:
Post date: 20 Nov 2013
Type: Publication

The Integrated Energy Design (IED) concept is vital for a successful implementation of nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB) involving different professions on achieving energy performance requirements since the very beginning of the design process of a building. The IED approach is used as a starting point to promote nZEBs within Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and within other municipal energy roadmaps such as Climate Alliance and e5-communities in Austria. Such SEAP development has been initiated within the frame of AIDA, a project co-funded by the European Commission.
Post date: 31 Oct 2013
Type: News

Highlighting the ability of conscientious architects and design teams to meet the challenges set by building owners, the AIDA compilation of Success Stories illustrates, through a dozen examples, real solutions to take building practice to nZEB standards, and provides recommendations on key success factors through People, Planning, Targets and Tests. The AIDA project, co-funded by the European Commission, supports building professionals and local authorities all over Europe in designing nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB).
Post date: 31 Oct 2013
Type: News

The objective of this document is to identify the main ingredients that are necessary for constructing or refurbishing exemplary buildings in terms of energy consumption known as “nearly Zero-Energy Buildings” (nZEB) by analysing the similarities observed in a range of success stories from the different partner countries involved in the AIDA - Affirmative Integrated Energy Design Action project (Austria, France, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Spain and UK/Scotland).
Post date: 30 Oct 2013
Type: Publication

Construction21.eu launches first virtual tradeshow for sustainable construction for Europe with the support of 13 Green Building Councils.
Post date: 25 Oct 2013
Type: News

This is the Concerted Action EPBD country implementation report for Austria, as updated at the end of 2012. The report presents in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, describing among things:
Post date: 6 Oct 2013
Type: Publication

This report summarises the work carried out during the first year of the Concerted Action for the Energy Services Directive II (CA ESD) on informing and advising final consumers (citizens and small and medium enterprises). Information and communication is essential in order to fulfil the obligations of the ESD. However, it is difficult to inform and advice the target groups in ways that are understood by the final consumers. Energy efficiency in itself is not always of highest interest among them.
Post date: 10 Sep 2013
Type: Publication