Building operation, monitoring, energy management

The most common way of categorising energy conservation measures is by cost:  
Post date: 19 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

By Peter Wouters, INIVE   BIM (Building Information Modelling) is in many EU countries high on the agenda. This article is focusing on the potential of BIM in relation to the energy performance of building assessment and also in relation to a better quality of the works.  
Post date: 19 Dec 2017
Type: News

by François Durier (CETIAT)   Reducing the energy consumption of heating and cooling systems in buildings requires:  
Post date: 18 Dec 2017
Type: News

  Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit.    
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
Type: News

  The Juncker Commission's contribution to the One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 December 2017    
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

  by: Anita Derjanecz, REHVA Managing Director - Francesco Mariottini, REHVA Assistant Project Engineer    
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Type: News

The German Working Group for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of State and Municipal Administrations (AMEV) released in August its Guidelines on Technical Monitoring of buildings.
Post date: 14 Dec 2017
Type: Note

Pilot or demonstration buildings are made in order to test new innovative technologies or to demonstrate that a defined level of high building energy performance is possible in reality. These buildings are show cases that allow experts and the general public to visit and see technologies in practice. If the projects would stop after the design and the construction, the real test i.e. the energy performance in practice would not be taken. For some tasks like meeting the predicted energy consumptions, monitoring could be simply based on the analysis of the energy bills.
Post date: 14 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

Efficiency measures at the building envelope and the building services systems decrease the operational costs of buildings. But reduced costs can lead to changes in the behaviour of the building users. They consume more energy and parts of the originally planned energy savings are used-up. The so-called “rebound effect” describes the difference between the theoretically expected savings and the savings achieved in reality. The rebound effect can be indicated as percentage of the deviation from the expected savings.  
Post date: 14 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

DCBrain: the Waze of physical networks   With the energy transition, the management and optimization of "smart" physical networks has become an issue for energy suppliers. French start-up DCbrain developed a software solution to support this transition.   How does the DCbrain software work?  
Post date: 14 Dec 2017
Type: News