United Kingdom

The aim of the ZERO-PLUS (Acronym of "Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology“) research project is to search for buildings design for new highly energy performing buildings.
Post date: 31 Aug 2017
Type: Case

The 4th Annual Construction Summit North will take place on 13 and 14 September 2017 at the University of Salford, in Manchester, United Kingdom. Now in its fourth year, this property and construction event will connect 400 delegates with some of the biggest names in the industry and will provide an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the region and across the UK construction sector.  
Post date: 30 Aug 2017
Type: Event

The performance of Passivhaus in new construction: Post occupancy evaluation of certified Passivhaus dwellings in the UK: Early Results    This paper published by the Passivhaus Trust, the UK Passive House Organisation, analyses the performance of a number of certified Passivhaus dwellings in the UK. The research is focused on certified new-build Passivhaus homes, both single dwellings and multi residential.  
Post date: 29 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

'Refurbishment, resilience and sustainability: re-thinking assumptions and systems in a time of change.’     Improving the energy efficiency of existing building stock presents global challenges. Governments, cities and property owners need to address environmental concerns, grow resilience in buildings and citizens, tackle fuel poverty, and develop more sustainable cities and communities to enable people to thrive into the future.  
Post date: 28 Aug 2017
Type: Event

This research from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) examines the views of professionals on the current state of procurement within the construction industry sector, with a particular focus on the UK industry. It focuses on the role of the client, current methods of procurement, the effects of the current and future spending cuts, the prevalence of practices such as suicide bidding, and what can be done to improve construction procurement practice.  
Post date: 28 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

Q-Bot project (Fast and economic insulation of buildings using robotic systems) is developing an innovative underfloor insulation system that has the potential to improve the energy foot print of millions of Europe's least energy efficient buildings by as much as 25% while reducing installation costs by 50 to 75%. The small robotic device is unique and superior to other underfloor insulation in that it can access uneven and tight spaces and underfloor voids in order to install insulation.
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The EURECA Tool, developed in the framework of the H2020 funded Datacenter EURECA Project, is a web-based platform that helps public procurers and data centre professionals self-assess the energy efficiency and profile of their data centres, and provides improvements and suggestions. This is based on the latest standards, best practices and frameworks as well as research findings and industry input.  
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Tool

The Horizon 2020 funded EURECA project is designed to provide tailored solutions to help identify the cost saving opportunities whilst signposting the environmental impact of procurement choices in data centres.  
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link

New integrated methodology and Tools for Retrofit design towards a next generation of ENergy efficient and sustainable buildings and Districts     NewTREND, a Horizon 2020 project, seeks to improve the energy efficiency of the existing European building stock and the current renovation rate by developing a new participatory integrated design methodology targeted to the energy retrofit of buildings and neighbourhoods, establishing energy performance as a key component of refurbishments.  
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link

E=0: Desirable, warm, affordable homes for life   The Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) E=0  project will support the development of 11.200 home make-over to net zero energy levels in France, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Luxemburg.  
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link