On-site renewable energy sources

Compact REtrofit Advanced Thermal Energy storage - An economically affordable, compact and loss-free heat battery for existing buildings.”  
Post date: 28 Jul 2017
Type: News

RepliCable and InnovaTive Future Efficient Districts and cities: A replicable, systemic and integrated strategy to adapt European cities and urban ecosystems into the smart city of the future    
Post date: 27 Jul 2017
Type: Link

The new Horizon 2020 FIT-TO-NZEB project develops innovative training schemes for deep energy retrofit in Eastern and Southern Europe    
Post date: 25 Jul 2017
Type: News

A settlement consisting of pre-fabricated houses in Wuppertal Germany is a living lab for future energy concepts of city quarters. The 19 modern and fully equipped exhibition houses are all efficiency plus houses (energy plus houses) according to the definition of the German Building Ministry, e.g. they generate more renewable energy than the total energy use of the houses if balanced over a year. Each house features an electrical heat pump, a photovoltaic (PV) field on the roof and partly the facades and electrical storages (batteries).
Post date: 19 Jul 2017
Type: News

Data centres are among the biggest electrical energy consumers. In the Renew IT project scientists from five countries examined how data centres could be supplied almost entirely with renewable energy. This BINE project info presents a case study of an office building in Stuttgart in which a heat pump cools the in-house data centre and at the same time provides heat to the building.     To download the document, please visit the relevant BINE webpage at the link provided below.
Post date: 19 Jul 2017
Type: Publication

On 24 July 2017, from 09:00 to 17:00, the latest EU Energy Day will take place at the International Specialised Exhibition, Expo 2017 – Future Energy, at Astana, Kazakhstan. Energy stakeholders from all over the world will meet to discuss the technologies driving the clean energy transition, with a special focus on buildings and cities.  
Post date: 19 Jul 2017
Type: Event

150 candidates from 19 countries in the Green Solutions Awards 2017: 118 buildings, 11 districts and 21 infrastructures    
Post date: 18 Jul 2017
Type: News

This website is linked to an ongoing study (ending July 2018) that will provide technical support to the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission (EC) in order to feed the negotiations and decision process regarding potentially setting up a ‘Smart Readiness Indicator for Buildings’, as mentioned in the proposal by the EC for a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive-EPBD (where it was called "smartness indicator").
Post date: 17 Jul 2017
Type: Link

The Solar Keymark was created to certify solar thermal collectors and solar thermal systems, storages and controllers at European level. The aim is to reduce trade barriers and promote the use of high quality solar thermal products in the European market and beyond. The Solar Keymark is a CEN/CENELEC voluntary third-party certification mark for solar thermal products, demonstrating to end-users that a product conforms to the relevant European standards and fulfils additional requirements.
Post date: 17 Jul 2017
Type: Link

On 14 July 2017, the European Commission announced that the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Vonovia SE,  a German real-estate management company, have concluded a loan contract for EUR 300m.
Post date: 17 Jul 2017
Type: News