energy use

Post date: 19 Aug 2015
Type: Event

Post date: 20 Jul 2015
Type: Event

Eurostat estimates that in 2014 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 5.0% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. They are influenced by factors such as climate conditions, economic growth, size of the population, transport and industrial activities. Various EU energy efficiency initiatives aim to reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.
Post date: 22 Jun 2015
Type: News

This brochure presents the main outcomes of the YAECI (Yearly Appliance Energy Cost Indication) project. It starts with a brief explanation of how the project started and goes on with a description of the main objectives, findings and achievements, success stories and challenges. 
Post date: 14 May 2015
Type: Publication

The German Energy Agency-dena (Deutsche Energie-Agentur) has launched the new project: “Check-in Energy Efficiency: A dena Pilot Project for Energy Optimisation in Hotels & Accommodation” with the aim to reduce the energy consumption of hotel buildings while increasing the comfort levels of hotel guests. The pilot project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). 
Post date: 21 Apr 2015
Type: News

Urbanisation is estimated to result in 6 billion urban dwellers by 2050. Cities will be exposed to climate change from greenhouse gas induced radiative forcing, and localised effects from urbanisation such as the urban heat island. An urban land-surface model has been included in the HadAM3 Global Climate Model. It shows that regions of high population growth coincide with regions of high urban heat island potential, most notably in the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent, and East Africa.
Post date: 28 Feb 2015
Type: Publication

Urban heat island and global warming increase significantly the ambient temperature. Higher temperatures have a serious impact on the electricity consumption of the building sector increasing considerably the peak and the total electricity demand. The present paper aims to collect, analyse and present in a comparative way existing studies investigating the impact of ambient temperature increase on electricity consumption.
Post date: 28 Feb 2015
Type: Publication

Last steps of the ENCERTICUS Baseline:  integrating sociocultural data and end users' attitudes to the consumption data.
Post date: 11 Jun 2014
Type: Publication

The IEE project ENTRANZE just launched a cost tool – designed for market actors, policy makers, experts and other key stakeholders - which analyses the impacts of several renovation packages for specific building types, in terms of costs and primary energy demand.   It provides cost-energy curves to assess cost optimal solutions taking into account specific climate zones, various energy price scenarios as well as renewable energy generation.
Post date: 30 Apr 2014
Type: News

The cost tool – designed for market actors, policy makers, experts and other key stakeholders - analyses the impacts of several renovation packages for specific building types, in terms of costs and primary energy demand. It provides cost-energy curves to assess cost optimal solutions taking into account specific climate zones, various energy price scenarios as well as renewable energy generation. This tool produces both graphical and numerical outputs, particularly:  
Post date: 30 Apr 2014
Type: Tool