Air conditioning, cooling, ventilation, air infiltration

Inspired by a growing body of evidence that healthy buildings can have a positive effect on both human health and real estate performance, this report highlights the key certification standards in use in the marketplace, explores recent research on the impact of health-promoting design, and offers profiles of five projects that have been early adopters of healthy building and workplace design and management practices.  
Post date: 9 Aug 2018
Type: Publication

Cooling down is catching on. As incomes rise and populations grow, especially in the world’s hotter regions, the use of air conditioners is becoming increasingly common. In fact, the use of air conditioners and electric fans already accounts for about a fifth of the total electricity in buildings around the world – or 10% of all global electricity consumption. Over the next three decades, the use of ACs is set to soar, becoming one of the top drivers of global electricity demand.
Post date: 6 Aug 2018
Type: Publication

ZERO-PLUS project - Development of a framework for reliability-centered maintenance of NZE settlements  
Post date: 1 Aug 2018
Type: Publication

ZERO-PLUS project - Development of intelligent models for realtime performance assessment of NZE settlements   The monitoring and evaluation of the settlements’ performance is an essential part of the ZERO-PLUS project. Under the framework of the task “Intelligent models for performance assessment and reliability-centered maintenance” intelligent data processing models have been developed. The models are intended to be incorporated in the Web-GIS platform for performance assessment and increased reliability of the ZERO-PLUS case studies’ implementation.
Post date: 1 Aug 2018
Type: Publication

Since 1982, PLEA has organised conferences and events across the globe. The annual conference of PLEA is highly regarded, attracting academics and practicing architects in equal numbers. It is the first time that the PLEA conference comes to Hong Kong. The juxtaposition of Hong Kong’s compact and high-density living and scenic countryside makes it an intriguing case of urban sustainability and climate resilience.
Post date: 31 Jul 2018
Type: Event

On the one hand, historic buildings stand for a considerable part of societal energy use and the pressure to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions is increasing. On the other hand, the historic building stock is an important cultural and material resource that we need to manage carefully for the benefit of present and future generations. Thus, we must find ways to balance the needs of building conservation and energy conservation.
Post date: 31 Jul 2018
Type: Event

One of the main issues of the coming decades is to improve efficiencies by integrating various life-supporting systems, using excess from one, as resource in other, and in the exact moment when it is beneficial to all, integrating electricity, heating, cooling, transport, water, buildings, waste, wastewater, industry, forestry and agriculture systems.
Post date: 30 Jul 2018
Type: Event

The World Sustainable Energy Days bring together more than 650 delegates from 50 countries from Industry, Academia and Public Sector to embrace together the necessary transition to a clean energy. The annual conference features policies, technologies, innovation and market development through a unique combination of 7 conferences and 3 interactive events:
Post date: 30 Jul 2018
Type: Event

The focus of Retrofit Europe is on bringing innovation and market together, especially around retrofitting the existing housing stock to perform at (near) 0-energy levels. Main elements of the conference will be workshops, debates, and site visits, addressing innovations and the search for optimal solutions. Side events include the iiSBE annual meeting, A CO2 budgets for Built environment meeting, Masterclasses & excursions (Energiesprûng projects (NOM), prefab panel pilot projects and factories).
Post date: 30 Jul 2018
Type: Event

The Passive House Database is a common project of the Passive House Institute, the Passivhaus Dienstleistung GmbH, the IG Passivhaus Deutschland and the iPHA (International Passive House Association) and Affiliates. You can find a worldwide overview of realized Passive Houses, or, if you have built a Passive House yourself or if you know a Passive House, you can send information for register.
Post date: 27 Jul 2018
Type: Link