Smart building retrofitting complemented by solar assisted heat pumps integrated within a self-correcting intelligent building energy management system.
Post date: 11 Aug 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded SuperSmart project aims to achieve both decisive environmental benefits through a fast implementation of efficient heating and cooling solutions, as well as significant economic benefits through reduced energy use in the supermarket sector all across Europe.
SuperSmart has three main objectives:
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded TESSe2b project (Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings) will enable the optimal use of renewable energy and provide one of the most advantageous solutions for correcting the mismatch that often occurs between the supply and demand of energy in residential buildings. The target of TESSe2b is to design, develop, validate and demonstrate a modular and low cost thermal storage technology based on solar collectors and highly efficient heat pumps for heating, cooling and domestic hot water (DHW) production.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
This is the final report of the UK LENDERS green mortgages project, which was set up to analytically examine the link between property energy efficiency and fuel bills, and ways in which this link could enable homes with better energy performance to be able to demonstrate lower fuel costs in a way that can be passed on as a tangible benefit to homebuyers.
Post date: 9 Aug 2017
Die BINE Projektinfo präsentiert ein energieeffizientes Quartiersprojekt in der Münchner Innenstadt. Im Stadtteil Haidhausen wurde von der städtischen Wohnungsgesellschaft GWG ein Komplex aus mehreren Mehrfamilienhäusern aus den 1950er Jahren energetisch saniert, nachverdichtet und CO2-neutral mit Wärme versorgt. Das Kernstück des Nahwärmeheizsystems ist eine Gasmotor-Wärmepumpe, die Grundwasser als Wärmequelle nutzt und die Gebäude beheizt und das Trinkwarmwasser erzeugt.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
This webpage from the website of Which?, UK’s largest consumer organisation, presents an overview of products for heating and energy treatment that keep the home warm and efficient without raising energy bills. The products include solar panels, boilers, dehumidifiers, smart thermostats, batteries, wood burning stoves, heat pumps, etc.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
The City of Stuttgart plans to implement a geothermal system into a new tunnel (Rosensteintunnel) in the vicinity of the city’s zoo “Wilhelma”. The geothermal heat and the waste heat of the traffic shall be used to heat one of the new buildings, i.e. the elephant house. At the same time the operation technology of the tunnel shall be cooled. The city will receive € 270,000 from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection, Building and Reactor Safety.
Post date: 7 Aug 2017
The EPB Center (energy performance of a building - EPB) is focused on the international harmonized set of EPB assessment methods and their implementation at national and regional levels. The Center is dedicated to provide stakeholders and interested parties with technical support for the implementation and dissemination of information on the set of EPB standards at national and regional level.
While providing this support the Center will also aim to assist with formulating needs in order to further develop and improve this set of EPB standards.
Post date: 4 Aug 2017
This guide will help you to start saving on your energy bills and to feel more comfortable at home without spending a single cent.
The guide has been released by the EU-funded FIESTA project and will provide European families with helpful advice on lowering their energy bill and their carbon footprint. Aimed at the general public, the document looks at general areas of household energy consumption, from heating and cooling to cooking, outlining simple ways to save money.
Post date: 3 Aug 2017
The renovation project "Paint it Green" was undertaken by the owner company CoRI - Coating Research Institute after identifying two important concepts: the need for more space as well as the modernization of the company image. Focusing on these issues, the objective established was to create a building designed in an intelligent and thoughtful way combined with the aspects of being high-tech and durable.
Post date: 2 Aug 2017