On-site renewable energy sources

  Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit.    
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
Type: News

  The Juncker Commission's contribution to the One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 December 2017    
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

In the end of July 2017, the German law on the promotion of tenant electricity (Gesetz zur Förderung von Mieterstrom) entered into force. With this law, tenants shall benefit from the energy transition. In fact, the law promotes landlords or system operators.
Post date: 14 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

Efficiency measures at the building envelope and the building services systems decrease the operational costs of buildings. But reduced costs can lead to changes in the behaviour of the building users. They consume more energy and parts of the originally planned energy savings are used-up. The so-called “rebound effect” describes the difference between the theoretically expected savings and the savings achieved in reality. The rebound effect can be indicated as percentage of the deviation from the expected savings.  
Post date: 14 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

  by Marianna Papaglastra (Sympraxis Team)    
Post date: 13 Dec 2017
Type: News

In diesem Buch wird der technische Weg von der Idee bis zur Realisierung eines energieautarken Solarhauses dargestellt. Konkrete technische Auswertungen und ein persönlicher Wohn-Erfahrungsbericht geben Auskunft über den Nutzen und die Besonderheiten dieser Bauweise. Die technischen und sachlichen Informationen vermitteln Planungs- und Entscheidungsgrundlagen für alle, die durch Energieeinsparung und Sonnenenergienutzung ganz auf konventionelle Energie verzichten wollen und das ohne Einschränkungen im Wohnkomfort.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

By Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)  
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
Type: News

  The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), was founded in 1981 at New Delhi by a group of eminent HVAC&R professionals. Today, ISHRAE has more than 12,000 HVAC&R professionals as members and additionally there are 7,500 Student-members.   ISHRAE operates from 41 Chapters and sub Chapters spread all over India, with headquarters in Delhi. It is led by a team of elected officers, who are members of the Society, working on a voluntary basis, and collectively called the Board of Governors.  
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Link

April 16-18 - Puertollano, Spain   The 14th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV-14) is the premier technical conference in the areas of high- and low-concentration PV components, modules, and tracker-based PV systems. The conference brings together students, academics, technologists, and financiers to engage in discussion of state-of-the-art CPV components, trackers, and installations.
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Event