smart buildings

On February 14th, the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) Concerted Actions (CA) 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

On 27 April 2017, just one day before the Passive House Conference 2017, experts from at least three Smart City projects will hold a joint workshop in Vienna, Austria, to share results and experiences on smart and sustainable refurbishment solutions for apartment buildings, with a particular focus on social housing.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: Event

Automating heating and other environmental controls can bring huge savings to commercial buildings. To what extent is it possible to achieve the same results in residential homes? What is the difference between so called domotics and inmotics?  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: News

Update 2017.02.23: The event's livestreaming videos are now available.
Post date: 20 Feb 2017
Type: News

An analysis by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) on the readiness of EU countries to transition to smart buildings concludes that no Member State is fully prepared to take advantage of the benefits that smart building technologies will entail. BPIE assesses aspects such as dynamic operability, energy-system responsiveness, renewable energy uptake as well as dynamic and self-learning control systems to judge how well prepared Europe is for an increasing share of smart buildings.   
Post date: 17 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

A highly energy efficient building is the starting point for a decarbonised building stock, which will be an essential cornerstone for a decarbonised energy system.  It is fundamental to the emergence of smart districts and cities, and a pre-requisite for smart development in the EU.   This position paper gives a clear, brief explanation of the relevance and role of smart buildings in the EU. For more information, please go to the EuroAce website:www.euroace.org  
Post date: 14 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

The purpose of Buildsmart, a EU FP7 project, is to demonstrate and mainstream cost-effective technologies and methods in the design of buildings with very low energy consumption in different European climates. The project also has a strong focus on energy-related behavioural issues, recognising the role end-users play on energy use in buildings. A large scale deployment of the used methods should be possible to practice 2020 in order to facilitate the implementation of the recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: Link

Proceedings of the 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings - From Components to Systems, From Buildings to Communities  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Update 2017.02.23: Thank you for attending! The slides of the presentations and webstreaming video recordings are now available. 
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: News