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Household DC networks: State of the art and future prospects

This study investigates the potential benefits and feasibility of household direct current (DC) networks. Unlike the case of alternating current (AC) systems, a well-established set of standards for household DC networks is currently lacking. However, several recommended standards and configurations have been discussed in previous studies. This work reviews some of the most promising suggestions and further analyses those that are most suitable to be implemented.

Guideline for Life Cycle Climate Performance

Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP) is an index to evaluate the global warming impact of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems over their lifetime. The calculated impact is the sum of greenhouse gas direct emissions (unwanted release of refrigerants into the atmosphere, including leakage and losses) and indirect emissions (manufacturing process, energy consumption, and disposal of the system). 


Largest wood residential building under construction in France

"Docks de Ris" is the largest residential solid wood building under construction in the Paris area of France, covering over 8,800 m² of floor space on five levels. It is almost entirely built in cross-laminated timber (CLT) wood panels or poles consisting of 3, 5 or 7 glued layers in which the fibres are oriented alternately in order to strengthen the structure. Only the building foundations, the ground floor, stairwells and elevator shafts use concrete. 


A Guide to Implementing Energy Savings Opportunities

This guide, released by the Department of Energy & Climate Change, gives an overview of the steps businesses can take to maximise the impact of their Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) assessment. It is intended to help organisations make the most of energy efficiency opportunities identified through the ESOS or another energy audit. This guide is particularly intended for smaller ESOS participants, including those who may have less experience in implementing energy savings and/or may not employ a dedicated energy manager.

CELCIUS webinar: Heat mapping insights and examples

This CELCIUS webinar will take place on 3 February 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00. The webinar aims to give a brief overview of heat mapping techniques and practices: the benefits of heat mapping, examples of what data to collect, what results can be expected and much more.


The webinar agenda is the following:


  • The purpose of heat mapping from a city perspective
  • Getting started with heat mapping
  • Addressed level heat modelling – how and why