Sustainable Places (SP) annual international conference series for 5 years (2013 – 2017) has brought together each year between 100 and 150 attendees ranging from industrial executives, scientists, researchers, and engineers – from academic and technical institutes and from leading organizations from around the world to advance one of the greatest challenge that our societies and their urban planners have ever faced: The need to enhance the sustainability of places ensuring long-term environmental security.
Post date: 26 Feb 2018
Test Reference Years are detailed annual climate data rows used primarily in calculation and simulation programmes. They are in most cases not simply measured climate information of a real year at a certain location, but an artificial annual climate based on the interpolation of measurements of several (partly up to 30) years that can include maximum and minimum values that haven’t been measured in the very same year.
Post date: 14 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts
DYNASTEE continues to disseminate information on dynamic assessment methods for the energy performance of buildings. The ninth issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter is an introduction to more in depth information, articles on new approaches and methods, the progress of works in the Annex 71 project of IEA-EBC, past and future training sessions etc.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
The EU funded ABRACADABRA H2020 project, is developing three toolkits; one focusing on regulatory challenges and opportunities for boosting energy retrofitting of buildings, another one on financial aspects, and the one described here - the technical toolkit.
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
Buying and moving into a new building that has been specially designed for the client's use should be a fantastic experience. But that is not always the case; often there is a gap between the client’s expectations and the performance of the asset that is delivered. In order to address this issue, the Government of the United Kingdom developed the Government Soft Landings (GSL).
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
The EnergySavingCheck 3.0 is a calculation tool developed to estimate a household’s energy and water consumption and savings. It was first introduced by Caritasverband Frankfurt e.V, Germany for the EU-funded project ACHIEVE and it is based on the calculation tool of the Cariteam Energiesparservice. Later, it was appropriately adjusted by the Energy Agency of Plovdiv, Bulgaria and the Focus Association for Sustainable Development, Slovenia for the needs and purposes of the REACH project, another EU-funded project.
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
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.
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
The abstract submission deadline for the 34th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference 2018 to be held in Hong Kong, China on 10-12 December 2018, has been extended.
The extended deadline for abstract submission is now December 15, 2017.
Post date: 29 Nov 2017
With the theme “Smart and Healthy within the 2-degree Limit”
and four tracks on “Science & Technology”, “People & Community”, “Design & Practice” and “Education & Training”, the 34th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference 2018, strives to address the different facets of smart and healthy living. The aim of the event is to bring together designers, academics, researchers, students, and professionals in the building industry in the pursuit of a better and more sustainable urban and built environment.
The event’s focus will be on:
Post date: 29 Nov 2017
Learnings for the development of the Smartness Indicator from an Austrian research and demonstration project
by Susanne Geissler (SERA energy & resources, Vienna)
This Overview Article presents selected findings of the recently completed project SCDA – Smart City Demo Aspern with importance for the ongoing development of the Smartness Indicator.
The Smartness Indicator - Status Quo
Post date: 22 Nov 2017