SENSEI project aims at improving energy efficiency in European building stock by implementing smart energy services. In particular, the project supports the pay-for-performance (P4P) concept for designing public programmes to increase energy efficiency.
Post date: 28 Feb 2023
The Smartbuilt4eu project supports the Smart Building Innovation Community through several EU-funded projects, which are presented in the brochure. The two main objectives of the project are indeed to:
Post date: 24 Feb 2023
What is the role of digital twins in pushing forward the energy transition and in creating community energy systems? Generating and sharing local power in community energy systems (CES) is now more accessible thanks to the advancement in energy technologies and grid control.
Post date: 24 Feb 2023
Researchers in the UK have noticed that 30% of jobs could be eradicated by automation by 2030. For the construction industry specifically this means losing more than half a million jobs. Moreover, workers have a digital skills gap which hamper the technological changes in the sector.
Post date: 23 Feb 2023
RES4BUILD is organising an in-person workshop on Wednesday 29 March 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. The event, titled "Decarbonising Energy Use in European Buildings: technical, financial and social drivers and barriers", will take place from 10:00-15:00.
Post date: 22 Feb 2023
While significant progress has been made in implementing clean energy policies, the energy system is still largely based on fossil fuels. Throughout all regions and sectors, economic, political, regulatory, technological and behavioural barriers prevent the uptake of energy efficiency solutions and obstruct the economic, social and environmental benefits of the clean energy transition.
Post date: 16 Feb 2023
The session, moderated by Aranzazu Galán, Senior Researcher at Université Libre de Bruxelles and BUILD UP Editorial Board Member, provided an overview of the Cyprus Energy Agency’s projects that relate to various aspects of energy efficiency of historic urban fabrics.
Post date: 14 Feb 2023
About a third of grids in Europe are 40 years old. It is key to prepare them for the distributed and intermittent generation from renewable sources, and for ensuring energy efficiency. For this reason, the European Commission expects about €584bn of investment in Europe’s electricity grid between 2020 and 2030, and among this €170bn would go to digitalisation.
Post date: 3 Feb 2023
It is well-known that buildings account for 40% of energy consumption, hence they are an important factor to tackle to save energy. Smart technologies contribute to decarbonised buildings and make them more energy efficient and sustainable. The article selects 5 top smart technologies:
Post date: 2 Feb 2023
The latest regulation in France, called RE2020, has set ambitious targets to make buildings carbon neutral by 2050. Can an intelligent and smart building help to reach the energy efficiency and performance targets? Yes, but information need to be available and shared throughout the life cycle.
Post date: 31 Jan 2023