To make new energy efficient buildings or to renovate the existing stock? That is the question. Experts from the construction sector, gathered in Rome and discussed solutions to make the second option worthwhile and cheaper.
Energy consumption in the construction sector is a key issue in the fight against climate change. It is often approached when planning new buildings, but there is little tendency to renovate the existing stock.
Post date: 13 Nov 2017
Digital technologies are everywhere, affecting the way we live, work, travel, and play. Digitalization is helping improve the safety, productivity, accessibility, and sustainability of energy systems around the world. But it is also raising new security and privacy risks, while disrupting markets, businesses, and workers.
Post date: 7 Nov 2017
The International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme newsletter carries regular reports of energy policy development and research activities taking place in various countries. It contains updates on ongoing and planned research projects, features new publications and website information, as well as topical articles of a general nature. It is intended for those active in fields relating to operational energy saving for buildings and communities.
Post date: 7 Nov 2017
“Sustainable technologies for a better life” is the guiding theme of the second edition of EUREKA, an innovative and participatory conference organised by EPEE and EVIA, two leading associations headquartered in Brussels and representing the HVACR industry in Europe.
EUREKA 2017 will take place on December 11 & 12 in Berlin and will once again represent a unique opportunity to engage with professionals from across the HVACR value chain and help shape the future of this sector.
Post date: 2 Nov 2017
On 27 October 2017, the European Commission presented the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and representing an investment of around €30 billion.
Post date: 1 Nov 2017
Download the complete October issue of REHVA journal here: 05/2017 (PDF) or read and download individual articles.
Post date: 31 Oct 2017
This is the sixth issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.
4th ZERO-PLUS progress meeting
ZERO-PLUS case studies workshop
Release of first annual ZERO-PLUS booklet
Change in the Italian case study location
Presentation on ZERO-PLUS at conferences
Please visit the project’s website to read the full document at the link provided below.
Post date: 30 Oct 2017
Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE) added major new features to its energy planning tool, the perfect basis for European governments, businesses, consultants, academics, and planners to make informed decisions about investments in energy efficiency measures and use of untapped alternative energy sources for heating and cooling. The tool will also support the implementation of European climate commitments, ensure wiser investment of public money, reduce costs for consumers, and cut carbon emissions and energy consumption.
Post date: 29 Oct 2017
The 2018 edition of the Solar District Heating (SDH) Conference will focus on sharing market development and policy making experience, recent projects as well as latest trends in technology and system concepts.
Key topics of the conference are:
Supporting SDH in your region
availability of areas;
frameworks and projects in new markets;
innovative business models.
SDH in urban context
Post date: 27 Oct 2017
The energy renovation of 48 apartments in a social housing estate in Montignies-sur-Sambre (Belgium) forms part of the global neighbourhood rehabilitation project of "La cité du Centenaire" which is located in the city of Charleroi on the easterly periphieral. This housing estate was designed by the architect Victor Bourgeois in 1957 and was based on the model of a garden city, but over the last decades it had become impoverished and the natural landscape blighted.
Post date: 26 Oct 2017