Building operation, monitoring, energy management

Disrupt to construct: Building the future starts today - UK GBC

On 20 September 2016, in London, United Kingdom, the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) organises an event focusing on a new perspective to an alternative future for the construction and property industry.


The event will focus on innovative business models and technology with the potential to disrupt today’s practices to break through some of the built environment’s biggest challenges in order to prepare for zero energy buildings, healthy workplaces, and offsite construction.


The event will:


eu.bac's Energy Efficiency Dialogues: Making buildings smart - Summary & photos available

On July 12, 2016 the European Building Automation and Controls Association (EU.BAC) organised a debate and networking cocktail aiming to:


  • help create better clarity on the terminology of 'Smart Building';
  • look at EU's current policy landscape; and
  • discuss the most cost-effective paths for the gradual transformation of EU's building stock into 'Smart Buildings' in the longer term.


Der energieeffiziente Universitätscampus - Pilotprojekte der Forschungsinitiative EnEff:Stadt

In der Initiative EnEff:Stadt werden innovative Forschungsprojekte gefördert, mit dem Ziel, den Energieverbrauch von Stadtquartieren zu verringern. In diesem Rahmen werden, neben der Entwicklung neuer Technologien und Planungsinstrumente, vor allem Pilotprojekte bei der integralen Planung, Umsetzung und messtechnischen Evaluierung von Stadtquartieren unterstützt. Eine besondere Gruppe von Projekten sind die Campusvorhaben. Innerhalb der Forschungsinitiative gibt es derzeit vier laufende Vorhaben, die als Ziel haben den Energieverbrauch eines Universitätscampus signifikant zu reduzieren.

CHESS SETUP project kickoff: on the way to a building´s energy self-sufficiency

CHESS SETUP, a European project seeking buildings’ energy self-sufficiency


Low temperature thermal demand (Domestic Hot Water and heating) is worth 50% of the apartment buildings’ needs. A new European project looks for the most efficient solution to cover up this demand with solar energy, even during the months with the lowest level of solar radiation.

Commission publishes report on Member States' progress in reaching cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements

On 29 July 2016, the European Commission published its report to the European Parliament and the Council on the progress achieved by EU Member States (MS) in reaching cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements for new and existing buildings, as well as for building elements.