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BUILD UP is delighted to announce its renewed partnership with ECTP.   BUILD UP Partners are key allies of the European Commission in the pursuit of a common interest: the wider implementation of energy saving measures to improve the energy efficiency of buildings throughout Europe.      
Post date: 24 Feb 2017
Type: News

BUILD UP is the reference portal for energy efficiency in buildings. We support knowledge exchange among European experts in the building sector. We offer a free platform for spreading (good) news and practices.       Sign in and become an active user BUIILD UP is a portal to express your views, publish analysis on technical and regulatory developments, disseminate good practices and project results, as well as announce news and events among a community of peers.
Post date: 23 Feb 2017
Type: News

The 8th EU Exchange Meeting took place on 2-3 June 2016 in Budapest. It was open to BUILD UP Skills project coordinators and partners involved in the BUILD UP Skills Pillar I, completed and ongoing BUILD UP Skills Pillar II, and ongoing Horizon2020 construction skills projects.
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: Event

The 9th BUILD UP Skills EU exchange meeting will take place on 6-7 December 2016 in Athens, Greece. As usual, this meeting is open for BUILD UP Skills project coordinators and partners involved in the BUILD UP Skills Pillar I, completed and ongoing BUILD UP Skills Pillar II, and ongoing Horizon2020 construction skills projects. Besides the usual plenary and parallel sessions, this EU exchange will include a site visit to the premises of CRES (the center for renewable energy sources and savings) where the group will be guided through the and the bioclimatic office-laboratory building...
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: Event

Automating heating and other environmental controls can bring huge savings to commercial buildings. To what extent is it possible to achieve the same results in residential homes? What is the difference between so called domotics and inmotics?  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: News

A highly energy efficient building is the starting point for a decarbonised building stock, which will be an essential cornerstone for a decarbonised energy system.  It is fundamental to the emergence of smart districts and cities, and a pre-requisite for smart development in the EU.   This position paper gives a clear, brief explanation of the relevance and role of smart buildings in the EU. For more information, please go to the EuroAce website:www.euroace.org  
Post date: 14 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

The official 2017 energy innovation survey results are available:  Energy Innovation: State of the Art & 2017 Trends These included response from nearly 300 energy professionals. In addition, benchmark data on how energy managers do their job today. This year´s edition also includes new data on how technology in the energy sector is evolving and how energy services companies are innovating with it… or not!
Post date: 14 Feb 2017
Type: News

Domestic hot water can represent up to 40% of energy consumption in a residential building, home or apartment and 30% to 50% of the heat produced during the generation of collective hot water disappears into the distribution loop. The "demand controls" appear to be the factor that wastes less energy but there are still two main disadvantages:
Post date: 13 Feb 2017
Type: News

In 2014, it was estimated that 10.5 TWh of electricity consumption in England was consumed by domestic cold appliances, an equivalent to 15.6% of the total electricity consumed by household domestic appliances. Previous research, based on a relatively small sample, found that around 9% of domestic cold appliances may be over-consuming.   This study is based on a large scale field trial -998 appliances monitored in 766 properties across England- with electricity consumption and temperature data collected over a 7 day period and occupant interviews.  
Post date: 10 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Active House General Assembly- open conference on design and development of healthy and comfortable buildings   You are invited to join the Active House General Assembly (GA) taking place on 7. March 2017 at Ecobuild in London.   Before the official part of the General Assembly, the alliance will organize an open conference within the overall Ecobuild theme to foster sustainability for health and happy people.
Post date: 6 Feb 2017
Type: Event