Building operation, monitoring, energy management

The supply of heat through district energy systems is a common technology used by local municipalities across Europe, but far from all are efficient and many of the local actors’ struggle with the challenge of transforming these systems into efficient systems. Polish district heating needs modernisation, important to improve air quality and reach the European climate goals.  
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
Type: Event

  On 7 December 2017, in the context of its December infringements package, the European Commission announced that it  has send letters of formal notice requesting Greece and Malta to ensure the correct implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU).  
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
Type: News

Gestiegene Nutzeranforderungen, komplexer werdende gesetzliche Rahmenbedingungen und die daraus resultierenden höheren Technisierungsgrade von Gebäuden sind verbunden mit zunehmenden Herausforderungen für einen wirtschaftlichen, funktions- und bedarfsgerechten Betrieb der Gebäude. In der Planungs- und Bauphase müssen dafür die Voraussetzungen geschaffen werden.  
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Das Facility Management ist eine anspruchsvolle Managementaufgabe, die meist nicht mehr von Gebäudeeigentümerorganisation sondern von speziellen Dienstleistern ausgeübt wird. Dabei werden alle drei Dimensionen der Nachhaltigkeit berührt: Ökonomie (z.B. Betriebskosten und gesteigertes Output der Beschäftigten), Ökologie (z.B. Ressourceneffizienz und Emissionen) und der soziokulturelle Bereich (z.B. Nutzerkomfort).
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Buying and moving into a new building that has been specially designed for the client's use should be a fantastic experience. But that is not always the case; often there is a gap between the client’s expectations and the performance of the asset that is delivered. In order to address this issue, the Government of the United Kingdom developed the Government Soft Landings (GSL).  
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
Type: Link

This report provides the world's largest database of commissioning case studies for new and existing buildings. It represents a major update and expansion of a study initially published in 2004, with roughly three-times as many projects. We gathered and analysed data on 643 buildings, representing 99 million square feet of floor space from 26 states. The database incorporates the work of 37 commissioning providers.  
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

The Energy Efficiency Indicators database contains annual data from 2000 to 2015, covering end use energy consumption for 8 energy products, end use energy efficiency indicators, and carbon intensity indicators for 4 sectors (residential, services, industry and transport) for the IEA member countries. The indicators are computed by using key sectorial activity data, for example, passenger kilometre energy intensity by mode/vehicle type (MJ/pkm).  
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Tool

This statistical report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), is designed to help understand what drives final energy use in IEA member countries in order to improve and track national energy efficiency policies. It is the second edition of a comprehensive selection of data that the IEA has been collecting each year, after its member states recognised in 2009 the need to better monitor energy efficiency policies. The report includes country-specific analysis of end uses across the largest sectors – residential, services, industry and transport. It answers questions such as:
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a national certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to encourage the construction of energy and resource-efficient buildings that are healthy to live in.  
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Link