Heating, domestic hot water

Following the adoption of the European Heating and Cooling Strategy, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has brought together a large coalition of thermal industry players from various countries behind one vision: the full decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sectors by 2050. As a result, the first ever DecarbHeat Industry Pledge and Declaration of support will be signed in Brussels on 11 May.  This will be in farme of the DecarbHeat Forum organised in Brussels. 
Post date: 5 May 2017
Type: News

dena – the Germany Energy Agency- in partnership with the energy service provider ista, the German Tenants’ Association and the Federal Ministry of Construction habe carried out a nation-wide field test of consumption transparency in buildings in the project “Saving Money through Clever Heating”. The key outcome of the project was that tenants who receive monthly information on their heating consumption can reduce it by an average of 10 per cent.   For further information please visit the relevant dena webpage at the link provided below.
Post date: 4 May 2017
Type: News

International Energy Agency, EBC Annex 58: “Reliable building energy performance characterisation based on full scale dynamic measurements” - Report of Subtask 4b: Towards a characterisation of buildings based on in situ testing and smart meter readings and potential for applications in smart grids  
Post date: 26 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

International Energy Agency, EBC Annex 58: "Reliable building energy performance characterisation based on full scale dynamic measurements" - Report of Subtask 1A: Inventory of full scale test facilities for evaluation of building energy performances  
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

IEA-EBC Annex 59: High Temperature Cooling and Low Temperature Heating in Buildings   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 59 High Temperature Cooling and Low Temperature Heating in Buildings” in 2012. The project was completed in 2016.  
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link

IEA-EBC Annex 69: Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 69 Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings” in 2014. The project will run till 2019.  
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link

IEA-EBC Annex 64: LowEx Communities - Optimised Performance of Energy Supply Systems with Exergy Principles   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 64: LowEx Communities - Optimised Performance of Energy Supply Systems with Exergy Principles” in 2013. The project will run till 2017.
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link

IEA-EBC Annex 61: Business and Technical Concepts for Deep Energy Retrofit of Public Buildings   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 61: Business and Technical Concepts for Deep Energy Retrofit of Public Buildings” in 2012. The project will run till 2017.  
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link

Supporting the creation of Green Homes through a credible, cost-effective certification program represents an opportunity for residential investors & developers to differentiate the quality and environmental performance of their construction projects while educating consumers about the financial and other benefits. Financial institutions – through the issuance of Green Mortgages tied to certified Green Homes – can significantly reduce their mortgage default risk and raise the asset valuation of homes they finance and can, therefore, offer a lower cost of financing.
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) offers support for community energy projects through grants. The Better Energy Communities (BEC) project brings together groups of buildings under the same retrofit programme, thus facilitating community-wide energy improvements more efficiently and cost effectively than might otherwise be possible.   In order to be eligible, projects applying for BEC funding should be community oriented, include a cross-sectoral approach and demonstrate an ability to sustainably finance the proposed project.  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Link