Calculation, simulation

Architectural Energy Retrofit (AER): An alternative building’s deep energy retrofit strategy   Abstract
Post date: 10 Jul 2017
Type: Publication

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

The role of the Primary Energy Factor (PEF) in determining the energy performance of buildings   In this BPIE policy brief publication;   BPIE proposes using delivered energy as the main building performance indicator to determine and set requirements for its energy performance. BPIE argues that the current approach, using the Primary Energy Factors (PEFs) is detrimental to understanding the real energy performance of a building.
Post date: 6 Jul 2017
Type: Publication

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

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

The 7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2018): “Healthy, Intelligent, and Resilient Buildings and Urban Environments”, aims to advance the collective understanding of the nature and behaviour of the cyber-physical systems in these different scales, how they interact, and what can be done to optimise their design and operation for healthy, intelligent and resilient buildings and urban environments.   Contributions are invited, but not limited to, the following topics:   Building Materials, Assemblies, and Enclosure Systems
Post date: 27 Jun 2017
Type: Event

The EU funded CITYOPT project (Holistic simulation and optimization of energy systems in Smart Cities) aims to make cities smarter through applications and guidelines supporting efficient planning, detailed design and operation of energy systems in urban districts. The specific target is to engage users with the new CITYOPT applications, create new partnerships connecting city leaders and stakeholders and create new business models for decision support systems for energy efficient neighbourhoods.  
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: Link

IEA EBC Annex 57 - Subtask 3: Evaluation Methods of Embodied Energy and Embodied GHG Emissions in Building and Construction  
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

The MEnS Consortium is having the fourth and last Front Meeting of Skills, from Tuesday 20 June to Thursday 22 June 2017, at the University of Brussels (ULB) in Brussels, Belgium.   The Front Meetings of Skills is an interdisciplinary novel training activity created as part of a European funded project, MEnS, Meeting of Energy Professional Skills. To know more about MEnS, please visit the project website here: www.mens-nzeb.eu  
Post date: 12 Jun 2017
Type: Event