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by Dimitra Papadaki (NKUA)   The growing field of nanotechnology can be found in healthcare, electronics, cosmetics, information technology, and environmental protection, but also in the building sector. It involves the production of materials and structures (nanomaterials) at a scale of 100 nanometres or less.  
Post date: 13 Dec 2017
Type: News

The eleventh issue of the venticool newsletter includes two articles providing feedback on the ventilative cooling workshop in Brussels followed by the final IEA-EBC Annex 62 expert meeting in Gent in October, 2017.
Post date: 13 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Lighthouses at Barcelona – Remourban and fellow Lighthouse projects attend Smart City Expo World Congress   Empower cities. Empower people. That was the battle cry at this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) that took place between 13-15 November in Barcelona’s Gran Via.  
Post date: 13 Dec 2017
Type: News

by Vasileios Ntouros (NKUA)   Urban Heat Island (UHI) is known to have significant impacts on the environment, giving rise to ambient temperatures in and around rural areas. At the same time, climate change issues are intensifying the UHI effects. To alleviate the UHI consequences and break this vicious circle, the European Union is financially supporting projects and actions which demonstrate and apply relevant mitigation techniques, as shown in this Overview Article.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: News

by François Durier (CETIAT)   Advanced controls for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can reduce consumption in unoccupied zones of a building. They can also continuously adapt the operation to fit the demand and detect needs for maintenance. They are based on sensors and use control strategies adapted to the technology of the system, by modulating temperatures, flow rates, capacity, etc.  
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: News

DYNASTEE continues to disseminate information on dynamic assessment methods for the energy performance of buildings. The ninth issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter is an introduction to more in depth information, articles on new approaches and methods, the progress of works in the Annex 71 project of IEA-EBC, past and future training sessions etc.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

This event, which will take place on 1 February 2018 in Bucharest, Romania, aims to share best practices from Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria as well as other countries, on how energy efficiency investments can be financed. This includes the use of private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. Speakers will focus on practical experiences in developing and structuring investment programmes and the event will allow time for debate. The event contributes to the new cooperation on energy efficiency initiated by the CESEC.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Event

  European Union Energy Day: EU's Clean Energy Future: From Technology Development to System Integration, organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy, will take place on 16 January 2018 at the World Future Energy Summit, ADNEC, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This workshop is part of a series of EU Energy Days, which was initiated at COP22 in Marrakesh.  
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Event

This slide presentation from REHVA, the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations, was given during a Workshop about commissioning of buildings in India held in February 2014. It emphasises the needs for commissioning, describes the commissioning process and provides some examples and results of commissioning in the design phase and in the operational phase.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

IEA-EBC Annex 47 Report 3: Commissioning Cost-Benefit and Persistence of Savings  
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Publication