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ASHRAE/IES revised residential energy standard open for industry Input

ATLANTA – Recognising the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50 percent more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, which serves as the industry benchmark.


The advantages of new homes (NF73)

This report, released by the National House Building Council (NHBC) Foundation, focuses on new homes and their main advantages. It is based on the results of a NHBC survey, in late 2015, of 2000 people who had recently moved into a new home. The report is structured on 12 themes highlighting the benefits of a new home as opposed to an older one regarding energy bills and thermal comfort among others.


PLANHEAT: Get your city ready for decarbonising its heating and cooling system!

Have you ever wondered how your city can meet its ambitious targets to decarbonise its heating and cooling system? Here is a new project that will offer knowledge, tools and training for supporting your city in such an ambitious goal: PLANHEAT.


PLANHEAT’s main objective is to develop and validate, in real case scenarios, an integrated and easy-to-use tool which will support local authorities in selecting, simulating and comparing alternative low carbon and economically sustainable scenarios for heating and cooling.


R2CITIES replicable energy retrofitting strategies: video of Lavatrici District Storytelling now available

R2CITIES project innovation for the benefit of local citizens.


Citizens are the main users of the innovative retrofitting actions implemented locally at R2CITIES demo sites.

Enjoy the story of Genoa's citizens!  Video available here: http://r2cities.eu/News_And_Events/News/Genoa---Lavatrici-District-Storytelling.kl