ABRACADABRA (ABRA) is an acronym that outlines this research project’s premise: ‘Assistant Buildings’ addition to Retrofit, Adopt, Cure And Develop the Actual Buildings up to zeRo energy, Activating a market for deep renovation’.
Post date: 25 Mar 2019
Since these last years, the application of the European Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD) has led to a higher interest in summer comfort issue. In this context, the design of glazing complexes (glazing and solar shading) is a key issue since it directly influences the thermal and visual perception of interior spaces.
Post date: 14 Dec 2018
CREATE: Totem stimulates the creativity of designers/specifiers to realize projects that combine all the requirements related to the environmental challenges of tomorrow.
EVALUATE: Totem allows the evaluation of the environmental impacts of building elements or buildings according to a scientific method adapted to the particularities of the Belgian construction market.
Post date: 22 Nov 2018
The clean energy transition represents a key opportunity for public authorities, investors and businesses to unlock financing for Smart Buildings and address the needs of European citizens while driving the energy transition forward.
Post date: 20 Nov 2018
This project was contracted by Viladecans municipality based on the results of a previous study of the capacity of Deep renovation of three schools contracted previously by Area Metropolitana de Barcelona.
Post date: 31 Oct 2018
Thermal comfort has become a topic issue in building performance assessment as well as energy efficiency. Three methods are mainly recognized for its assessment. Two of them based on standardized methodologies, face the problem by considering the indoor environment in steady-state conditions (PMV and PPD) and users as active subjects whose thermal perception is influenced by outdoor climatic conditions (adaptive approach).
Post date: 17 May 2018
Air ventilation is one of the top energy users in residential buildings. Smart ventilation equipment and controls help to reduce the amount of energy use attributable to ventilation in homes while maintaining high indoor air quality. Ventilation can also be used as a resource for utility grid demand response if done intelligently. A key component of the smart ventilation concept is the use of controls to ventilate more when doing so provides an energy or air quality advantage and/or a resource to the power grid, and less when it provides a disadvantage.
Post date: 11 Jan 2018
The Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) and the Budapest University of Technology & Economics (BME) are pleased to share a series of new reports, datasets, and tools that provide information on the topologies of the residential building stock in Albania, Serbia, and Montenegro as well as scenarios for the sector low-carbon transformation.
Post date: 8 Mar 2017
CURIT Open Data Set tool operating in the territory of Lombardy Region. More information at this url .
Data and information regarding more than 2 million heating systems which operate in households, offices and public buildings is available.
Post date: 22 Dec 2016
Open Source “Smart Lamp” for the Optimization of Plant Systems and Thermal Comfort of Offices
Post date: 9 Mar 2016