EnergyVille is a collaboration between the Flemish research partners KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems. Our researchers provide expertise to industry and public authorities on energy-efficient buildings and intelligent networks for a sustainable urban environment.
Post date: 21 May 2019
The recently revised EU Renewable Energy Directive recognises heating and cooling as a key sector in accelerating the decarbonisation of the energy system. In order to facilitate the penetration of renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector, each Member State is required to increase the share of renewable energy supplied for heating and cooling by an indicative 1.3 percentage points as a yearly average for the periods of 2021-2025 and 2026-2030.
Post date: 28 Jan 2019
For HRE4, it is the closing event where the final low-carbon heating and cooling strategies will be presented and their implementation at the national level will be discussed.
The complementary ReUseHeat workshop will focus on mapping of urban excess heat sources, business models and bankability of such projects.
Post date: 8 Jan 2019
Heat pump technology can deliver major economic, environmental and energy system benefits to Europe. Heat pumps use renewable energy and may be the single most efficient technology for heating and cooling, particularly when both services are required in the same location and at the same time.
Post date: 12 Nov 2018
Transitional spaces are meant as “a space in between indoor and outdoor climate, or between two indoor environments, which thermal characteristics can be or not modified by mechanical control system and where occupant may experience the dynamic effect of this change”. Nowadays, transitional spaces are pivotal in non-residential architecture and the proportion of such areas may vary between 10% up to 40% of the total volume depending on the typology. Mixed-mode buildings are desings with by both active and passive systems.
Post date: 21 Sep 2018
CLIMA 2019 deadline is approaching: one more week to go!
The deadline to submit you abstract for CLIMA 2019 Congress is 1 September 2018. Check out for more information on abstract and paper submissions and deadlines: http://www.clima2019.org/paper-submission/.
Post date: 24 Aug 2018
This report summarizes the highlights from the European Copper Institute's (ECI) inputs to the Interim Report and the Second Progress Report by the consortium on the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings. ECI welcomes the Commission’s effort to establish a comprehensive methodology, but has also some important recommendations to improve the current version of the methodology and prevent it from acting against the very purpose of the SRI.
Post date: 20 Aug 2018
The United Nations Global Compact, DNV GL and Sustainia have released the Global Opportunity Report, which turns some of the world’s biggest challenges into sustainable business opportunities.
Post date: 29 Jun 2018
The 13th REHVA World Congress, CLIMA 2019, will be held from 26th till 29th of May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania. The congress theme is "Built environment facing climate change" featuring discussions about the capacity of new and refurbished buildings, and technical building systems to mitigate climate change in an energy efficient manner while respecting comfort and security requirements.
The conference covers 4 main topics :
• Modern HVAC&R&S Technology and Indoor Environment Quality
• High Energy Performance and Sustainable Buildings
Post date: 22 Jun 2018
The European Heat Pump Association is pleased to invite you to Decarb Cities Forum, which this year will be held in Vienna, on May 16th, 2018, at the prestigious MuseumsQuartier.
An increasing share of humans live in cities; more than 51% of energy is used for heating and cooling in Europe. This trend requires no-pollution solutions towards zero emissions to maintain local air quality, reduce the effect of heat islands and enable cities to fight against climate change.
Post date: 30 Apr 2018