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  Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit.    
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
Type: News

  The Juncker Commission's contribution to the One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 December 2017    
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

  by: Anita Derjanecz, REHVA Managing Director - Francesco Mariottini, REHVA Assistant Project Engineer    
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Type: News

By Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)  
Post date: 14 Dec 2017
Type: News

  by Marianna Papaglastra (Sympraxis Team)    
Post date: 13 Dec 2017
Type: News

The eleventh issue of the venticool newsletter includes two articles providing feedback on the ventilative cooling workshop in Brussels followed by the final IEA-EBC Annex 62 expert meeting in Gent in October, 2017.
Post date: 13 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

by Vasileios Ntouros (NKUA)   Urban Heat Island (UHI) is known to have significant impacts on the environment, giving rise to ambient temperatures in and around rural areas. At the same time, climate change issues are intensifying the UHI effects. To alleviate the UHI consequences and break this vicious circle, the European Union is financially supporting projects and actions which demonstrate and apply relevant mitigation techniques, as shown in this Overview Article.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: News

by François Durier (CETIAT)   Advanced controls for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can reduce consumption in unoccupied zones of a building. They can also continuously adapt the operation to fit the demand and detect needs for maintenance. They are based on sensors and use control strategies adapted to the technology of the system, by modulating temperatures, flow rates, capacity, etc.  
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: News

DYNASTEE continues to disseminate information on dynamic assessment methods for the energy performance of buildings. The ninth issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter is an introduction to more in depth information, articles on new approaches and methods, the progress of works in the Annex 71 project of IEA-EBC, past and future training sessions etc.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Previous experience of the Member States has shown that conventional financing is not enough for meeting their energy and environmental targets and access to attractive and adequate financing products from the market is needed.   Public and private sector stakeholders can learn from the success of already invented innovative financing schemes and either invent new schemes or replicate them in future projects. There are many sources of information on best practices and a large variety of already invented schemes to discover. Three such sources are described here.
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts