Building operation, monitoring, energy management

The impact of building renovation on health, well-being and productivity could improve the lives of more than 200 million Europeans. This set of publications, developed by BPIE and commissioned by Buildings 2030, takes an important step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor environmental quality in schools, hospitals and offices. The findings reveal a major business opportunity to invest in people-centric renovation of existing buildings.
Post date: 30 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

The unique feature of adaptive facades is their capability to adapt physical properties (i.e. thermooptical, structural, etc.) in a reversible way as a response to and/or to adjust to transient boundary conditions (either external, such as climate, or internal, such as occupants’ requirements), in order to respond to changing priorities (i.e. minimizing the building energy use, maximizing the use of natural light, etc.). The term ‘adaptive’ is often synonym to ‘responsive’, ‘dynamic’, ‘switchable’, ‘smart’, ‘active’ etc.
Post date: 29 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

The Energy Management Leadership Awards program for 2019 is now accepting entries. Any organization with an ISO 50001-certified energy management system is invited to enter this global competition, now in its fourth year. Sponsored by the Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), these annual awards highlight leadership and achievement in using energy management systems to accelerate progress toward organizational, national, and global climate goals.   
Post date: 28 Nov 2018
Type: News

The 8th ECTP Conference took place at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels on November 13-14, 2018.  
Post date: 27 Nov 2018
Type: News

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will be held from 17 to 21 June 2019.   Launched in 2006, EUSEW includes a two month-long series of activities organised across Europe annually to promote secure, clean and efficient energy. It brings together policy makers, stakeholders and citizens to achieve climate and energy goals for the Energy Union.  
Post date: 22 Nov 2018
Type: News

Buildings 2030 is hosting the launch of the impact modelling study conducted by Buildings Performance Institute Europe focused on assessing and monetizing the impact of schools, offices and hospitals on our health, wellbeing and productivity.   Event Programme 1. Welcome from Buildings 2030 by Rodolphe Nicolle, Executive Director, Buildings 2030.
Post date: 21 Nov 2018
Type: Event

EnerSHIFT is an European project aimed to the energy renovation of public housing in Liguria promoting and applying innovative financing models. In line with the Regional Environmental Energy Plan, EnerSHIFT seeks to reduce energy consumption, improve tenants’ quality of life and boost the local economy. As part of this process, EnerSHIFT will launch a public tender process reserved for ESCo (Energy Service Companies) after which energy performance contracts (EPC) will be signed.  
Post date: 21 Nov 2018
Type: Link

Dublin City Council awarded its first Energy Performance Contract (EPC) project to Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions in July 2016, working closely with Dublin’s Energy Agency Codema in procuring this contract to upgrade three of its Sports and Fitness Facilities. The project was supported under the SEAI National Energy Services Framework, as well as the European project EESI2020, co-funded under H2020.  
Post date: 20 Nov 2018
Type: Case

ENLARGE aims to generate and disseminate knowledge on participatory governance -- with focus on sustainable energy -- through a process of dialogue and exchange involving policymakers, civil society actors and practitioners.  
Post date: 20 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

1st Nordic Conference on Zero Emission and Plus Energy Buildings – Abstract Submission Open   The first Nordic Conference on Zero Emission and Plus Energy Buildings will be arranged in Trondheim, Norway, on Nov 6-7 2019. The conference will present state-of-the art research and practical solutions that pave the way towards a low carbon built environment, with a focus on Nordic countries. The abstract submission portal is now open, and we welcome contributions within the following topics.  
Post date: 19 Nov 2018
Type: Event