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Relevance and feasibility of inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems and an optional building renovation passport   Two online surveys have just been launched by the consortium leading, on behalf of the European Commission, a technical study to investigate the possible introduction in Europe of inspections of stand-alone ventilation systems and an optional building renovation passport.   With these surveys, the consortium aims to:
Post date: 3 Apr 2019
Type: News

Last year, European Ministers of Culture, along with other institutions and NGOs, highlighted in the Davos Declaration “a trend towards a loss of quality in … the built environment …  all over Europe”, characterised by “the trivialisation of construction, the lack of design values, … the growth of faceless urban sprawl and irresponsible land use, the deterioration of historic fabric, and the loss of regional traditions and identities”.
Post date: 3 Apr 2019
Type: Event

Article 19a of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) introduces the requirement to perform a feasibility study addressing two issues: the possible introduction of inspections of stand-alone ventilation systems and the possible introduction of an optional building renovation passport. In this scope, DG Energy of the European Commission awarded a contract to perform a technical study to investigate these issues to a consortium led by INIVE and BPIE.  
Post date: 3 Apr 2019
Type: Event

https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/262080/   The metabolism of the world's economy visualised. Click on the link to have a look how much we extracted, added to our stocks (buildings, infrastructures, etc.) and got rid of, in the form of emissions and waste, over the 20th century.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: News

New standardization projects relevant to ventilative cooling applications have officially been initiated under Technical Committees (TC) in the European Committee for Standardization (CEN/TC 156) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC 205) since 2017. These projects aim to make technical documents focusing on design aspects and setting criteria for ventilative cooling, and natural & hybrid ventilation systems in residential and non-residential buildings.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

This issue of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre’s (AIVC) newsletter provides an overview of the centre’s latest achievements and initiatives i.e. information on past and future events, new publications, feedback on on-going AIVC projects and many more.   Contents include: -Foreword
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

Various studies have shown that ductwork leakage has a major impact on energy use (i.e. increased fan energy use, heating & cooling losses etc.). However, in most European countries, it is not common to perform ductwork airtightness tests, which is probably due to the lack of awareness on the consequences of ductwork leakage. As follows, ductwork airtightness is not properly taken into account in most Energy Performance Regulations and Calculations.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Event

The 5th International Symposium on Hydrogen Energy, Renewable Energy and Materials (HEREM 2019) is being organized and will be held on June 13-14, 2019 in Bangkok, which is sponsored by International Energy and Environmental Research Institute. HEREM 2019 aims at providing unique platform for researchers, scientists, engineers and professionals from all over the world to present their latest research result and new ideas in the fields of Materials and Energy.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Event

Climate.OneBuilding.org is pleased to announce the availability of new climate data (TMYx) for more than 1,900 locations for the following 25 countries in Europe: Aland Islands, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Tool

The “Achieve Bet­ter Build­ings!” Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce will take place in ad­di­tion to this year’s In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in China.
Post date: 29 Mar 2019
Type: Event