Energy efficiency technologies and materials

Over the past few years a new trend has been spreading in Europe. The concept of smart cities has gained momentum in connection with the sustainable development of urban areas and, hence, the life quality of their inhabitants.   By means of using digital technologies as a vector to increase the efficiency of a large number of urban functions and services, several solutions are being developed and tested in the fields of Energy Efficiency, Mobility and ICT.  
Post date: 13 Jun 2019
Type: Event

343 abstracts have been submitted and and undergone a blind review. 300 papers have been invited. We thank all authors for their interest and look forward to reading about their work! Registration is now open.   Topics 1-Smart materials for building envelopes (micro- and nanotechnologies) 2-Climate resilient buildings (ecobuildings, retrofit, performance gap)
Post date: 13 Jun 2019
Type: Event

Main topics: -Ventilation strategies and measurement techniques -IAQ and Indoor Environmental Quality -HVAC systems -Smart Technologies for ZEBs -ZEBs: design and energy modelling  
Post date: 13 Jun 2019
Type: Event

Historic buildings are defining elements of city centres but also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reduce their energy demand, it is important to improve envelopes’ thermal transmittance without damaging the historic integrity of their façades by applying interior insulation.   Thus, a detailed planning is needed to guarantee that case-specific variables are well considered. In this study, a holistic performance-based evaluation method is developed.
Post date: 11 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

Concept:    SustaiNAVility was born as a promoter of this plan in the area of energy efficiency, in particular supporting the goal of the plan of “Reducing 30% consumption of primary energy with respect to the figures projected by the EU for 2020 in energy efficiency”.    
Post date: 11 Jun 2019
Type: Link

This publication presents EIB Investment Survey data about energy audits and energy-efficiency investments of some 12,500 signatures from EU28 Member States per year.   It suggests that:   - Energy audits are a useful tool for overcoming the information barriers and facilitating investments in energy-efficiency measures
Post date: 11 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

Concept:   S-PARCS presents a sound concept for reducing energy costs and energy consumption in industrial parks, while, at the same time, increasing renewable on-site energy production.  
Post date: 11 Jun 2019
Type: Link

As examples of this month's BUILD UP topic "New skills for energy efficiency in buildings" you can view the presentations and key findings from a C4EForum 2018 panel session Training of skills for 21st century.   C4E Forums are biannual events on energy efficiency with focus on Central and Eastern Europe context.  
Post date: 10 Jun 2019
Type: Link

The international conference, belonging to the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) series of conferences, is organized by Politecnico di Milano with four international organizations:   – International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB, cibworld.nl) – International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE, iisbe.org)
Post date: 7 Jun 2019
Type: Event

ENVISION has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767180.   Started on 1st October 2017, the project’s ambition is to use of the full external building surface to harvest the maximum amount of solar radiation, thus obtaining energy positive buildings.  
Post date: 6 Jun 2019
Type: News