On-site renewable energy sources

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has unveiled a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to become net zero carbon by 2050, in line with the ambitions of the Paris Climate Agreement.   
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: Publication

As part of its Living Standard initiative, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released a new U.S. public research report titled Standard Issue that sets out to better gauge how the public feels about issues at the core of the green building community’s mission: sustainability, green buildings and the environment.
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: Publication

The European Commission has launched the first Horizon Impact Award. This prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful projects under Horizon 2020 or FP7. Can you demonstrate that you have valorized your results and created a societal impact?  
Post date: 7 May 2019
Type: News

The Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019 will take place in Brussels between 18 and 20 June and is free of charge for all participants.    The conference will be hosted at three venues: the European Commission's Charlemagne and Berlaymont buildings, and the Residence Palace, all five minutes walking distance from one another.   The program includes: -Joint Programming Platforms driving clean energy innovation
Post date: 7 May 2019
Type: News

A more than 12,000 m² glass envelope covers all of the buildings in this further training academy. PV systems were integrated into the roof surfaces and the south-west surfaces of the glass envelope on the sides. The almost 3200 PV modules have a varying solar cell packing density.  
Post date: 6 May 2019
Type: Case

This database tool aims to boost the BIPV penetration in the building sector, overcoming existing barriers as well as encouraging designers with inspiring examples of BIPV buildings and a quick glance at the current BIPV market.   As part of this initiative, a database collecting products is worked in parallel. These products are categorised in (a) modules, (b) mounting systems and (c) energy systems and can then be filtered by colour, size, transparency, technology type, storage, power conversion, etc.
Post date: 6 May 2019
Type: Tool

The book present exemplary selected projects carried out in the Trentino-Alto Adige region (Italy) exploring building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) systems (i.e. modules, construction system, energy systems). 18 case studies are presented analyzing three aspects of PV integration: aesthetic, energy and technology. Each case study provides information on decision-making, design process and lessons learnt, ilustrated with pictures and architectural details.  
Post date: 6 May 2019
Type: Publication

Les clusters Habitat Sustentável (Portugal) et CAP Construction (Belgique) ont le plaisir de vous inviter ce 27 mai à une après-midi de conférences centrées sur la « Rénovation Durable des Bâtiments dans les Centres Urbains », suivie d’une séance de networking avec des entreprises portugaises actives sur la thématique.  
Post date: 2 May 2019
Type: Event

FACEcamp project, funded under the Interreg V-A ITA-AUT first call and running from February 2017 to December 2019, aims at strengthening a long-term transnational cooperation among companies and R&I entities in the field of advanced façade systems for healthy, comfortable and energy efficient buildings. FACEcamp goal is to support stakeholders to cope effectively with the facade performances.
Post date: 2 May 2019
Type: News

The HEART toolkit incorporates different components and technologies, which cooperate to transform an existing building into a smart building.   In developing this toolkit, the project advances and improves energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies in buildings across Europe. Particularly in Central and Southern Europe where climate change is leading to increased electricity consumption both during summer and winter seasons.   How does HEART contribute?
Post date: 30 Apr 2019
Type: Link