Building operation, monitoring, energy management

The 39th AIVC conference: "Smart ventilation for buildings" will be held on 18 and 19 September 2018 in Juan-les-Pins, France. It will also be the 7th TightVent conference and the 5th venticool conference.   Conference Scope   Energy and climate goals have been shaping many countries’ policy and legislative agendas in the EU and beyond in the past decade. The building sector plays a crucial role in achieving these goals, considering the energy use attributed to buildings and its huge potential for improved energy performance.  
Post date: 30 Nov 2017
Type: Event

The Horizon 2020 funded project Net-UBIEP (Network for Using BIM to Increase the Energy Buildings Performance) aims at increasing energy performance of buildings by wide spreading and strengthening the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM), during the life cycle of the building. The use of BIM will allow to simulate the energy performance of the building using different materials and components, both to be used in the building design and/or in building design refurbishment.  
Post date: 28 Nov 2017
Type: Link

Smart-Up is an EU funded project that will encourage vulnerable customers in those Member States that have embarked on the roll-out of Smart Meters to actively use their Smart Meters and In-House Displays to achieve energy savings. Previous studies have shown that Smart Meters do not lead to energy savings in the residential sector unless households actively use them and modify their energy-use behaviour. This project will fill the gap, as well as raise awareness on demand response services.  
Post date: 27 Nov 2017
Type: Link

The buildingSMART alliance® was created to spearhead technical, political, and financial support for use of advanced digital technology in the real property industry—from concept, design and construction through operations and management. By leading the development and promotion of open data standards, the Alliance helps facilitate the most effective capture and ongoing management of information for facilities and infrastructure, from inception to demolition.  
Post date: 27 Nov 2017
Type: Link

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process involving generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places, which can be exchanged or networked to support decision-making in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. BIM is a relatively new technology in an industry typically slow to adopt changes, especially in Portugal. The present paper aims to frame the international implementation of BIM in order to propose a roadmap to spread the use of BIM methodologies in Portugal in the next decade.
Post date: 27 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

CITyFiED has developed a way to assess and select energy efficient measures for buildings to be included in existing or new district renovation strategies. The replication framework outlines energy costs and calculations plus interviews and workshops to identify barriers and earn buy-in.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2017
Type: News

You probably don’t know where Sonderborg is exactly, although by the look of the name you would situate it somewhere in Scandinavia. Remourban project coordinator Miguel García knows exactly where this Light house town lies as he took part in the SmartEnCity conference week held there in early October.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2017
Type: News

Heat Pumps in near Zero Emission Buildings (nZEB) - in the new issue of the HPT Magazine!   Heat pumps is an excellent choice for low energy buildings! This is evidenced by the three projects (so called annexes) - within the Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP) - that have been devoted to them, as well as the number of countries that have been participating in them. In the latest issue of HPT Magazine, we get an overview of the benefits of using heat pumps in low energy buildings.  
Post date: 23 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

In Vlaardingen, Netherlands, a unique deep retrofit pilot project is taking place: the 2nd Skin project.  
Post date: 23 Nov 2017
Type: News

In early October four REMOURBAN partners headed off to Budapest, Hungary, for the SCIS conference to meet with other Lighthouse and Smart Cities projects and help drive a smart and sustainable vision for Europe.    Entitled “Empowering smart solutions for better cities”, the conference gathered project developers, towns and cities, and industry players, all of whom participated in a series of topical workshops and parallel sessions.  
Post date: 22 Nov 2017
Type: Note