Building operation, monitoring, energy management

International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access

The International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access will take place at Bad Hersfeld, in Metropolitan area Frankfurt, Germany, on 21-23 September 2016. The international character of this conference and exhibition will bring together academia, practitioners, industry and development institutions with the aim of sharing experiences and the latest technology developments, learning from each other and networking.


The objective of the event and the challenge to be faced are:


iiSBE Forum of Young Researchers in Sustainable Building 2016


iSBE Forum of Young Researchers in Sustainable Building 2016 (YRSB16) will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 21 June 2016. The event will focus on actual PhD research development in the field of sustainable building. The mission of the conference is to bring together young doctoral researchers in sustainable building to share research outcomes, discuss with their collegues and get valuable feedback.  


The conference topics are the following:


Study on retail energy costs shows great savings potential for small grocery stores

A recently released EHI Retail Institute study conducted on behalf of the German Energy Agency (dena) shows that within the food industry, annual energy costs for smaller shops and specialist stores premises amount to about 74 euros per square metre, on average. At the same time annual electricity and heating bills for larger chain stores and grocery chains sum up to about 57 euros per square metre.


Studie zu Energiekosten im Einzelhandel zeigt großes Einsparpotenzial bei kleinen Lebensmittelgeschäften

Eine Studie im Auftrag der Deutschen Energie Agentur (dena) zum Energieverbrauch von deutschen Lebensmittelgeschäften ergab für kleinere Läden und Fachgeschäfte mittlere Energiekosten von 74 € pro Quadratmeter Verkehrsfläche und Jahr. Bei größeren Filialen und Lebensmittelketten betragen die mittleren Energiekosten nur 57 €/m²a. Der Unterschied in den Kosten ist u.a. durch ein professionelles Energiemanagement und geringere Kosten für Energieeinkauf und Energieerzeugung bei Lebensmittelketten bedingt.

EeB PPP Project Review 2016

The fifth edition of the EeB PPP Project Review has been published. This yearly publication presents the progress of 110 co-funded projects within the EeB PPP under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and 17 new co-funded projects under the Horizon 2020 programme for 2014.


EU FP7 School of the Future brochure

In 2011, the 'School of the Future' project was launched as a demonstration project in the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union. The related call for applications focused on the 'Demonstration of Energy Efficiency through Retrofitting of Buildings'. Project goals included design, implementation and evaluation of holistic renovation measures in buildings with a high replication potential for large regions of Europe.