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by François Durier (CETIAT)   What do we mean by flexibility?   In the context of the energy performance of buildings, the flexibility of a system refers to its ability to adapt to changes, and the ease with which it responds to such changes whilst maintaining or increasing its performance and levels of service.  
Post date: 20 Nov 2017
Type: News

SEasonal PErformance factor and MOnitoring for heat pump systems in the building sector     The IEE project aimed at overcoming market barriers to a wider application of heat pumps, namely the lack of robust data on the conditions "in real installations" influencing reliability and seasonal efficiency, i.e. the seasonal performance factor (SPF) of heat pump systems across Europe. The objective was to get a broader acceptance of heat pump systems and improved quality assurance for heat pump systems in the building sector.  
Post date: 16 Nov 2017
Type: Link

Training of Photovoltaic Installers     The high photovoltaic market growth rates, further favoured by the EU supporting policies and the favourable national regulatory frameworks, may cause some concern to the PV industry due to the lack of adequately skilled workforce for PV installation and maintenance. Furthermore, the interested parties (manufacturers, developers, investors) seek skills certification and quality assurance in all phases of a PV installation (design, installation and maintenance).  
Post date: 16 Nov 2017
Type: Link

Training courses for installers of small-scale renewable energy systems in buildings     The objective of the IEE Install+RES project was to establish training courses for the qualification of trainers and the certification of installers of renewable energy systems (biomass, solar, PV and heat pumps) in buildings. The target groups were installers (with working experience as plumbers, roofers or electricians) and trainers (as teachers, engineers and professors).  
Post date: 14 Nov 2017
Type: Link

Energy research for the buildings of the future    
Post date: 13 Nov 2017
Type: Link

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
Type: News

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
Type: Publication

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
Type: Publication

“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
Type: Event

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
Type: News