Building operation, monitoring, energy management

In 2014, it was estimated that 10.5 TWh of electricity consumption in England was consumed by domestic cold appliances, an equivalent to 15.6% of the total electricity consumed by household domestic appliances. Previous research, based on a relatively small sample, found that around 9% of domestic cold appliances may be over-consuming.   This study is based on a large scale field trial -998 appliances monitored in 766 properties across England- with electricity consumption and temperature data collected over a 7 day period and occupant interviews.  
Post date: 10 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

The project “European Energy Service Initiative towards the EU 2020 energy saving targets” (EESI 2020), which was implemented between 2013 and 2016 by a consortium of European energy agencies and energy experts with support of the European Commission’s Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, has been addressing ways to improve the impact of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in 9 major cities and metropolitan regions across Europe (Antwerp, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Graz, Prague, Oslo, Sofia and Zagreb), including three Croati
Post date: 9 Feb 2017
Type: News

Tra le novità della XIII Edizione del Master RIDEF del Politecnico di Milano un corso sulla simulazione in regime dinamico dell'involucro edilizio e del sistema impiantistico.  
Post date: 9 Feb 2017
Type: News

World Sustainable Energy Days 2017 (WSED 2017) will take place from 1 - 3 March 2017 in Wels, Austria, offering a wide platform of events on sustainable energy. WSED17 aims to provide up-to-date information on technologies, policies and markets, with a purpose of making a significant contribution to awareness raising about renewable energy and energy efficiency.   The event's topics are the following:  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: News

The purpose of Buildsmart, a EU FP7 project, is to demonstrate and mainstream cost-effective technologies and methods in the design of buildings with very low energy consumption in different European climates. The project also has a strong focus on energy-related behavioural issues, recognising the role end-users play on energy use in buildings. A large scale deployment of the used methods should be possible to practice 2020 in order to facilitate the implementation of the recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: Link

38,5% of energy savings in CUBE 2020? It's possible.   The building Quai Vendeuvre won the grand prize of the energy savings contest CUBE 2020 in 2016. While the 3rd edition of the contest just started, let’s ask the IFPEB’s director Cedric Borel about the score of the second edition’s winner, who made 38,5% of energy savings within a year!  You said 38,5%, really? How is that possible?   Marguerite Dornier: You said 38,5%, right? It’s huge, isn’t it?  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: News

This is the final report of the project “European Energy Service Initiative towards the EU 2020 energy saving targets” (EESI 2020), which was implemented between 2013 and 2016 by a consortium of European energy agencies and energy experts with support of the European Commission’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme. The project has been addressing ways to improve the impact of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in 9 European regions.  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Proceedings of the 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings - From Components to Systems, From Buildings to Communities  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

The present guide is a support tool to improve the quality control of the thermal aspects of buildings during all the stages of construction. It is specially oriented to housing developers, administrations, designers and coordinators of quality control programmes, project management, laboratories of quality control of constructions, building companies and other entities related with construction.  
Post date: 7 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

EU energy policy represents both opportunities and threats to industry. Therefore, the European Copper Institute organises a training programme that aims to provide a high level, yet detailed overview of this fastly evolving subject area, to enable European business leaders to take energy policy developments into account for their business strategy. The primary target for this program is executive managers in industry. However, it could serve as well to others interested to broaden their knowledge in this field.
Post date: 3 Feb 2017
Type: Link