Controls, energy management systems

Building Up SME Energy Productivity   On their own, SMEs don’t consume huge amounts of energy. But collectively, their energy demand is a different story. The IEA estimates SMEs consume around 13% of total global energy demand (that’s 74 exajoules for those keeping track). Yet, approximately 30% of that demand could be eliminated by cost-effective energy efficiency measures, such as implementing energy management software. That would save more energy than Japan and Korea consume in a year!  
Post date: 20 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

Webinar: What is a datalogger?  
Post date: 20 Apr 2017
Type: Event

How to mobilise the occupant? The sense of control   The sociological feedback from the survey “Sociocube”, a study led on the first edition of the CUBE 2020 contest (a one-year energy efficiency competition between buildings), shows the basic psychosocial factors to achieve environmental friendly behaviour change at work from employees. Sociologists have notably addressed the issue of the “perceived behavioural control”, which is the liberty and self-determination that people feel when considering a behavioural change.  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: News

Supporting the creation of Green Homes through a credible, cost-effective certification program represents an opportunity for residential investors & developers to differentiate the quality and environmental performance of their construction projects while educating consumers about the financial and other benefits. Financial institutions – through the issuance of Green Mortgages tied to certified Green Homes – can significantly reduce their mortgage default risk and raise the asset valuation of homes they finance and can, therefore, offer a lower cost of financing.
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) offers support for community energy projects through grants. The Better Energy Communities (BEC) project brings together groups of buildings under the same retrofit programme, thus facilitating community-wide energy improvements more efficiently and cost effectively than might otherwise be possible.   In order to be eligible, projects applying for BEC funding should be community oriented, include a cross-sectoral approach and demonstrate an ability to sustainably finance the proposed project.  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Link

Optimising the energy use of technical building systems – unleashing the power of the EPBD’s article 8   This webinar will present the results of the recently published Ecofys study “Optimising the energy use of technical building systems (TBS) – unleashing the power of the EPBD’s Article 8”.   During this webinar, the authors will elaborate on the study and on the underlying questions, such as:
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Event

Optimising the energy use of technical building systems – unleashing the power of the EPBD’s Article 8  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

The REHVA Journal April 2017 issue on QUALICHeCK, Compliance and Quality of Works, New Test Facility at Delft University of Technology and Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden is now available online at REHVA.   EDITORIAL
Post date: 7 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

The French national plan PTNB (Digital Transition Plan for Construction - Plan Transition Numérique dans le Bâtiment) published the results of a survey on the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) by French professionals. The survey was carried out in December 2016, and results were compared to those of a previous survey of February 2016.   
Post date: 6 Apr 2017
Type: News

Data streams relevant for energy use in buildings are increasing. Many households have “smart” meters in place or are installing smart thermostats or smart plugs; and the first Internet of things (IoT) applications are entering households. We see similar developments in commercial buildings.   This wealth of data provides new opportunities to better understand and control energy use in buildings. Significant energy saving potentials are claimed. Nevertheless, there are also serious challenges, like privacy and cybersecurity issues, and the variety of platforms.  
Post date: 5 Apr 2017
Type: Event