Building operation, monitoring, energy management

What is meant by “Smart Grid”?

The term ‘smart grid’ is used for electrical grids that include at least some of the following operational and energy measures: smart meters, smart appliances, renewable energy contributions and energy efficiency resources. Smart meters are electronic devices that record the electricity consumption in short intervals and communicate it to the utility and/or the consumer. Together with smart appliances, e.g.

What is meant by “Smart Grid”?

Seminar: Monitoring and Targeting – Measurement and Verification

Το Ινστιτούτο Κτιρίων Μηδενικής Ενεργειακής Κατανάλωσης διοργανώνει διήμερη εκπαίδευση με θέμα: «Monitoring and Targeting – Measurement and Verification»


Στόχος του σεμιναρίου αυτού είναι η μεταφορά τεχνογνωσίας ευρωπαϊκών χωρών με αξιοζήλευτη εμπειρία στο χώρο της ενεργειακής διαχείρισης, παρουσιάζοντας και αναλύοντας τα πλέον σημαντικά βήματα κατά τον σχεδιασμό και παρακολούθηση ενός επιτυχημένου συστήματος ενεργειακής διαχείρισης.


QUALICHeCK FACT SHEET #09: AMA – General material and workmanship specifications

AMA (General material and workmanship specifications) is a reference framework available as series of volumes that describes requirements on materials, work and result related to all types of building projects in Sweden. It is produced for the following different areas: site work, building construction, heating, sanitation and ventilation, cooling technology and electricity. AMA also includes administrative rules and recommendations.


QUALICHeCK FACT SHEET #08: Quality control of Stuttgart’s retrofit standard realised by the City’s Energy Consultancy Office

The City of Stuttgart's Retrofit Standard comprises various steps to achieve the energy-efficient retrofit of both residential and non-residential buildings. This includes the construction supervision, for which the City's Energy Consultancy Office (EBZ) provides qualified experts. In this process, mainly the interfaces between the different trades/works are checked and documented.

QUALICHeCK FACT SHEET #07: Building airtightness in France


Regulatory context, control procedures, results


Since 2006, there has been a significant reward in the French energy regulations for good airtightness, which has been combined with a minimum requirement for residential buildings in the 2012 version of the regulation. Airtightness test results show that the average building airtightness performance has improved by nearly 50% in single- and multi-family buildings since 2006 and now stabilises below the minimum requirements.


QUALICHeCK FACT SHEET #05: Voluntary scheme and database for compliant and easily accessible EPC product input data in Belgium

The Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) product database in Belgium is an effective scheme to improve the compliance and easy access to product characteristics used as input data for the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) calculation. The acceptance of this scheme by the market has been successful for many years.

LEAF: Improving the energy efficiency of multi-occupancy apartment blocks

Low Energy Apartment Futures (LEAF) was a three year project that looked to improve the energy efficiency of multi-occupancy apartment blocks by overcoming the barriers experienced during the retrofit process. The project ran from March 2013 to March 2016 and was funded by the EU’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme and local organisations in each country.


Low Energy Apartment Futures (LEAF) results published

Low Energy Apartment Futures (LEAF) was a three year project that looked to improve the energy efficiency of multi-occupancy apartment blocks by overcoming the barriers experienced during the retrofit process. Retrofit of this type of building is essential to meet climate change targets and reduce fuel poverty as approximately 43% of Europeans live in flats[1]. However, this type of building is notoriously difficult to retrofit due to short-comings of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and the challenges of engaging multiple owners.


UK Indoor Environments Group Conference - UKIEG 2016

The annual conference of the UK Indoor Environments Group (UKIEG) will take place at the Coventry University’s Engineering & Computing (EC) Building, in Coventry, United Kingdom, on 16 June 2016.  The event will focus on the role of residential and learning environments on occupant health and wellbeing throughout the life course, bringing together research and case studies to help shed light on this important topic.


The event' s topics include: