Due to its reliance on renewable energy sources, district heating is becoming a preferred energy saving solution. One of the biggest challenges, however, is convincing homeowners of the long-term value of retrofitting buildings to accommodate the smart solution
Post date: 17 Dec 2017
Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and innovation have to shake hands
In recent years, the word “smart” has started rolling off the tongues and keyboards of policy makers in many areas of our global village. The building and construction sector is no stranger to this word as EU directives on energy efficiency specifically target the building stock old and new, under the heading “Smart Cities and Communities”.
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
by Marianna Papaglastra (Sympraxis Team)
Post date: 13 Dec 2017
By Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
Forum Energii we współpracy z The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) w ramach projektu Heat Roadmap Europe finansowanego ze środków Unii Europejskiej w ramach programu Horizon 2020 organizują Mapa drogowa ciepłownictwa w Polsce.
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
The supply of heat through district energy systems is a common technology used by local municipalities across Europe, but far from all are efficient and many of the local actors’ struggle with the challenge of transforming these systems into efficient systems. Polish district heating needs modernisation, important to improve air quality and reach the European climate goals.
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
The Energy Efficiency Indicators database contains annual data from 2000 to 2015, covering end use energy consumption for 8 energy products, end use energy efficiency indicators, and carbon intensity indicators for 4 sectors (residential, services, industry and transport) for the IEA member countries. The indicators are computed by using key sectorial activity data, for example, passenger kilometre energy intensity by mode/vehicle type (MJ/pkm).
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
The Biodiversum Visitor Centre is located in Remerschen on the edge of the Haff Réimech Nature Reserve.
The visitor centre building was designed to be closely tied to the land making it very relevant to the functions and activities of the centre itself. It has a low impact on the surrounding landscape and is purposely integrated into the environment where the project benefits from the redevelopment of a brownfield on a former industrial site in Remerschen.
Post date: 3 Dec 2017
Local production of energy plays an important role.
The energy production and consumption data in Central Finland shows that half of the energy consumed in the region is renewable. Altogether, renewable energy corresponds to 50% of total energy consumption in 2016. Renewable energy consumption has increased significantly by 19% from the year 2004.
Post date: 1 Dec 2017
European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University will organize the 6th ICSD 2018 Rome on Wednesday 12 to Thursday 13 September, 2018.
The 6th ICSD 2018 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science through the European network of academics. Papers will be published in EJSD Journal (Thompson Reuters) and Proceedings.
Post date: 28 Nov 2017