Building operation, monitoring, energy management

This is the fifth issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.   Contents include:  
Post date: 6 Jul 2017
Type: Publication

Intelligent Buildings, Energy, Mobility, ICT & Emergency Management Exhibition and Forum  
Post date: 5 Jul 2017
Type: Event

19 September 2017, 10:00 am Brussels Time (CET)   Do you want to know how to improve the energy efficiency of retail buildings? To know more on the available technologies to achieve this? Are you interested in the role of a European project in the development of these technologies, tailor-made for shopping centres? Then, you should attend this webinar!  
Post date: 5 Jul 2017
Type: Event

IEA-EBC Annex 63: Implementation of energy strategies in communities – Putting energy in urban planning processes  
Post date: 4 Jul 2017
Type: Link

iBROAD, the new Horizon 2020 project aiming to explore, design, develop and demonstrate the concept of individual Building Renovation ROADmaps, kicked off  on 3-4 July 2017 in Athens, Greece.   These building renovation roadmaps will serve as a tool outlining deep step-by-step renovation plans with customised recommendations for individual buildings (iBROAD-Plan), combined with a repository of building-related information (logbook, iBROAD- Log).  
Post date: 4 Jul 2017
Type: News

The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 67: Energy Flexible Buildings” in 2014. The project will run till 2019.   The objectives of the project are to:  
Post date: 4 Jul 2017
Type: Link

by Peter Wouters (INIVE eeig), Malcolm Orme (IEA-EBC)  
Post date: 4 Jul 2017
Type: News

Reuters, 15 June 2017       Oil producer Norway will prohibit the use of oil and paraffin to heat buildings from 2020 as it tries to rein in domestic emissions of greenhouse gases, the government said on Thursday.   The ban will cover new and old buildings, and applies to private homes and businesses as well as publicly owned facilities, the Ministry of Climate and Environment announced.   "Those using fossil oil for heating must find other options by 2020," Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen said in a statement.
Post date: 3 Jul 2017
Type: News

“Energy Efficient Ventilated Façades for Optimal Adaptability and Heat Exchange enabling low energy architectural concepts for the refurbishment of existing buildings.”  
Post date: 3 Jul 2017
Type: News

How to get compliant and accessible data for the energy rating calculation of a building - Overview of some existing approaches       The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of a building will only be able to serve its purpose if it is considered trustworthy while minimising the risk of non‐compliance of the actual building with the minimum energy performance requirements of the regulations. In doing so, two are the key parameters to be fulfilled:  
Post date: 3 Jul 2017
Type: Publication