Spain

  Sustainable renovation models for smarter cities     EU-GUGLE (European cities serving as Green Urban Gate towards Leadership in sustainable Energy), funded under the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Innovation, aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models in view of triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: Link

Automating heating and other environmental controls can bring huge savings to commercial buildings. To what extent is it possible to achieve the same results in residential homes? What is the difference between so called domotics and inmotics?  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: News

2nd International Conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations    
Post date: 17 Feb 2017
Type: Event

Cities in Europe are experimenting new ways to invest in energy transition and finance green measures at local level. Innovative financing models are becoming a priority because of lack of public funding  
Post date: 16 Feb 2017
Type: News

The Municipality wanted to renovate and improve the outdoor lighting installations by providing quality street lighting with improved LED technology, while seeking maximum energy efficiency and minimum maintenance cost.The main objective was to improve the overall situation and energy efficiency of the streetlight system as well as to provide an excellent quality service to the citizens. The municipality was interested in using the EPC model for this project. An open tender was published and ESCOs were invited to submit their offers.     
Post date: 10 Feb 2017
Type: Case

The purpose of Buildsmart, a EU FP7 project, is to demonstrate and mainstream cost-effective technologies and methods in the design of buildings with very low energy consumption in different European climates. The project also has a strong focus on energy-related behavioural issues, recognising the role end-users play on energy use in buildings. A large scale deployment of the used methods should be possible to practice 2020 in order to facilitate the implementation of the recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: Link

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
Type: News

The “energy eater” European building stock is aiming for a greener future. Researchers are testing an “envelope” system combining active and passive technologies, fitted over the existing façade, to make buildings more efficient. But will it work efficiently under different temperatures, both in northern and southern Europe?  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: News

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
Type: Publication

Business Beyond Borders (BBB) is launching an international business matchmaking event at the leading energy and environment trade fair GENERA 2017. The event will take place on the 28th February – 1st March 2017 at IFEMA – Feria de Madrid (Av. Partenón, 5 - 28042 Madrid, Spain).  
Post date: 2 Feb 2017
Type: Event