smart buildings

BPIE - Buildings Performance Institute Europe-  has released two reports to foster the transition to smart buildings.  
Post date: 28 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

For more than 20 years, the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) has gathered world experts at a conference in upper Austria to raise awareness of new measures aiding the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency.  
Post date: 15 Mar 2017
Type: Note

The automated home and office market is predicted to grow quickly in the next few years. But as reports of cyber attacks increase, is it still possible for a home to be a castle in the age of smart buildings, or are we lowering the drawbridge to hackers?   Smart buildings offer better energy efficiency and the kind of futuristic mod cons that appeal to many consumers, but some experts warn our appetite for new technology is putting us at risk from increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.  
Post date: 14 Mar 2017
Type: News

This year's buildingSMART International Summit will take place on 3 - 6 April 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. The event provides an opportunity to meet with world leaders in the development and delivery of open sharable data, and experts who will share knowledge for the further enhancement of buildingSMART’s openBIM processes and standards.   There will be plenary sessions presenting information about the most recent standards, processes, tools and projects, as well as the main schedule of working sessions dealing with key themes.   The event's topics include:
Post date: 14 Mar 2017
Type: Event

Eight projects involving 27 districts belonging to 25 cities from 13 different countries have joined forces for greater leverage in sharing contents and promoting energy efficient renovation for cities and communities leading to large-scale replicability of sound energy efficiency solutions.  
Post date: 9 Mar 2017
Type: Link

Innovations for the city of tomorrow - Smart strategies, technologies and system solutions from Austria  
Post date: 7 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

Smart Buildings: Using Smart Technology to Save Energy in Existing Buildings   Smart buildings use information and communication technologies (ICT) to enable automated building operations and control. They enhance occupants’ comfort and productivity while consuming less energy than conventional buildings.  
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

As part of the proposals released by the European Commission on November 30 2016, the introduction of a ‘smartness indicator’ is foreseen.   With respect to the features of this smartness indicator, the following description is provided:   A smartness indicator will reflect the ability of buildings to:  
Post date: 1 Mar 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

          On February 14th, the Concerted Action on the Energy Performance of Building Directive (CA EPBD) held a livestreamed workshop on ‘Smart Buildings for a greener Europe: Emerging Policy and Practices”.  
Post date: 23 Feb 2017
Type: News

  Sustainable renovation models for smarter cities     EU-GUGLE (European cities serving as Green Urban Gate towards Leadership in sustainable Energy), funded under the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Innovation, aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models in view of triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: Link