Building operation, monitoring, energy management

Source book on Guidelines for better enforcement of quality of the works — QUALICHeCK draft report

 

New buildings, as well as the renovated building stock, should aim not just for good energy performance but also for good quality of the works, as this is a prerequisite for high building energy performance. Various experiences show that there are cases where the quality of the works is a (major) issue of concern. This QUALICHeCK source book aims to provide guidelines and suggestions for better enforcement of quality of the works.

 

Effective monitoring protocols for the outdoor areas of NZE settlements

The Horizon 2020 project ZERO-PLUS aims at the development and implementation of a comprehensive, cost-effective system for Net Zero Energy (NZE) settlements. Within this context, ZERO-PLUS has produced the document titled "Effective monitoring protocols to be implemented in the outdoor areas of each settlement and an overall report about technical details and motivation of the selected procedures".

 

It deals with:

Outdoor energy technologies and renewable systems at NZE settlements in Europe

A full report of the outdoor energy technologies and renewable systems at near zero energy (NZE) settlements including energy and environmental details about innovative solutions to be implemented in common areas (D4.1) | ZERO-PLUS project

 

This report is one of the deliverables of the ZERO-PLUS project: “Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology”.

 

It deals with: 

 

Energy and environmental performance of energy production and energy management technology in European settlements

Report on the expected energy and environmental performance of each energy production and energy management technology (D3.1) | ZERO-PLUS project

 

This report is on the expected energy and environmental performance of each energy production and energy management technology for the eight types of residential buildings across the four case studies considered in the ZERO-PLUS project

 

The report shows:

 

Building Information Modelling (BIM): The road to a SME-friendly implementation in Europe - EBC Position Paper

This document is the position paper of the European Builders Confederation (EBC) on the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Europe. The paper states that, with 92% of the EU construction sector made up of micro enterprises, responsible for 80% of the construction industry output, it is imperative that these players are not left behind in the definition and in reaping the benefits of this digitised information management process.

 

Improving the compliance of Energy Performance Certificates and the quality of building works - QUALICHeCK Booklet

This report, based on the results of the QUALICHeCK project,  confirms that, although a number of measures have been implemented to drive the market towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings, the concern for the compliance of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) -in line with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU)- and building works has been superficial in many Member States.

ASHRAE 2017 Annual Conference

The 2017 Annual Conference of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will take place on 24-28 June 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, in Long Beach, California, U.S.A. The conference includes tracks that demonstrate the benefits of Net Zero Energy (NZE) and offer valuable information to help achieve that goal. It also includes an HVAC&R focus on fundamentals, applications, systems, equipment, refrigeration and residential standards and codes.