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This report presents the status of nanotechnology in the construction industry.  In this sense it covers areas of construction such as repairing of buildings and infrastructures, including the provisions of materials, used for these purposes.  
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

According to Eurostat, the residential and tertiary building sector accounts for up to 40% of the final energy consumption in Europe. Particularly, the highly adopted glazed surfaces in buildings are responsible for the 25%-30% of the energy needs of a building. In order these energy costs to be reduced; an optimal glazing should have a high solar transmittance in winter and a low transmission in the solar infrared band zone in summer.  
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

This article from the REHVA Journal (June 2017) describes the Chinese market for indoor air quality sensors. It also provides information about the certification programme RESET a healthy building standard for indoor air quality created in 2011 in China and relying on continuous monitoring data. RESET monitoring standards are key to identifying the difference between good and poor IAQ sensors.    
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

by Marina Laskari (NKUA)  
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Type: News

The Social Innovation to Tackle Fuel Poverty programme is an initiative co-created by Ashoka and the Schneider Electric Foundation. It aimed to identify and engage 15-20 innovative organisations working in the field of fuel poverty and energy sustainability in five European countries: Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. More specifically, the programme seeked for organisations and projects working in one or more of the categories which follow:  
Post date: 1 Dec 2017
Type: Link

by Vasileios Ntouros (NKUA)  
Post date: 1 Dec 2017
Type: News

Energy prices in 2017 - Household energy prices in the EU down compared with 2016 - -0.5% for electricity and -6.3% for gas     Brussels, 29 November 2017 In the European Union (EU), household electricity prices slightly decreased (-0.5%) on average between the first half of 2016 and the first half of 2017 to stand at €20.4 per 100 kWh. Across the EU Member States, household electricity prices in the first half of 2017 ranged from below €10 per 100 kWh in Bulgaria to more than €30 per 100 kWh in Denmark and Germany.  
Post date: 30 Nov 2017
Type: News

In the current edition of the TightVent Europe newsletter, Professor Arnold Janssens presents the highlights of the airtightness track at the 38th AIVC-6th TightVent-4th venticool joint conference held in Nottingham, UK on 13-14 September, 2017. Further on, Dr. Sylvain Courtey gives an overview of the newly launched Eurovent certification programme for Ventilation Ducts. As in previous editions, this issue provides detailed information on upcoming events in the field of ventilation & airtightness.
Post date: 30 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

15 December 2017, 10:30-12:00 Brussels time (CET)   We spend 90% of our life indoors in buildings, so the quality of the indoor environment has a major impact on our health, well-being, and productivity. The health, comfort and well-being of building occupants are basic requirements and a human right, therefore both policy makers and the building industry have to take their role in ensuring healthy and comfortable living conditions for people.  
Post date: 30 Nov 2017
Type: Event

A binding target to reduce energy consumption by 40% by 2030 at EU level was agreed by the European Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) on Tuesday 28 November 2017. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) wanted to be more ambitious than the EU Commission, which had proposed a 30% reduction.   
Post date: 29 Nov 2017
Type: News