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Artificial intelligence has found plenty of time and money saving applications within the solar industry, in the automated production of solar panels and the forecasting of their long-term performance, among other areas.  
Post date: 10 Dec 2018
Type: News

SAVE THE DATE!   New technologies and open data, levers to achieve climate and energy goals  
Post date: 10 Dec 2018
Type: Event

FOR PASIV is intended for all professionals and specialists in the sector, as well as for anyone who is interested in low-energy, passive and zero-energy buildings, be it young perspective people who are thinking about ways to make their new house less energy demanding, or anyone planning a renovation of her or his current dwelling.  
Post date: 7 Dec 2018
Type: Event

The GRETA project aims at demonstrating the potential of shallow geothermal energy in the Alpine Space. This kind of tools helps fostering the integration of this technology into future energy plans at different administrative levels.  
Post date: 3 Dec 2018
Type: Publication

The impact of building renovation on health, well-being and productivity could improve the lives of more than 200 million Europeans. This set of publications, developed by BPIE and commissioned by Buildings 2030, takes an important step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor environmental quality in schools, hospitals and offices. The findings reveal a major business opportunity to invest in people-centric renovation of existing buildings.
Post date: 30 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

The unique feature of adaptive facades is their capability to adapt physical properties (i.e. thermooptical, structural, etc.) in a reversible way as a response to and/or to adjust to transient boundary conditions (either external, such as climate, or internal, such as occupants’ requirements), in order to respond to changing priorities (i.e. minimizing the building energy use, maximizing the use of natural light, etc.). The term ‘adaptive’ is often synonym to ‘responsive’, ‘dynamic’, ‘switchable’, ‘smart’, ‘active’ etc.
Post date: 29 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

Fraunhofer ISE, in collaboration with the EU-funded CPVMatch project, has set a new record for solar module efficiency at 41.4%.   The module measures 122 cm² and utilizes a multijunction, tandem cell set up, with multiple layers of active cell material stacked on top of each other to absorb different sections of the light spectrum. Fraunhofer did not specify the cell materials used in the record-breaking module, other than to say that they are based on III-V compound semiconductors.
Post date: 27 Nov 2018
Type: News

The 8th ECTP Conference took place at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels on November 13-14, 2018.  
Post date: 27 Nov 2018
Type: News

With 3 million enterprises and 18 million workers, the construction industry represents around 9% of the European Union GDP. However, the sector is among the least digitalised industries of the European economy. The construction industry is also responsible for about 40% of final energy consumption in the EU and generates 36% of greenhouse gases in Europe.
Post date: 27 Nov 2018
Type: News

The Construction and Operational phases of a building are crucial in realising the regenerative sustainability vision, intent, concept and design. Construction can be regenerative, with those involved in the construction phase (contractors, subcontractors, specialists, manufacturers…) giving back more than they take from nature, the environment, the people who work for them and the communities they are working in. A regenerative operational phase is crucial, ensuring that facilities can truly give more than they take.
Post date: 26 Nov 2018
Type: News