Heating, domestic hot water

How to use excess heat from the electricity generation of remote biogas power stations? Can the excess heat contribute to the climate protection? The German Ministry of the Environment is supporting a pilot project in the rural district Landsberg am Lech that develops a mobile heat supply system based on excess heat. The heat of the biogas power stations is distributed in a flexible way to different users, including a retirement home and a high school. Due to the distance between the station and possible users, a heating network would be uneconomical.
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: News

  Solution sets for zero emission / zero energy school buildings - Guidelines for energy retrofitting   One of the purposes of the School of the Future project is to provide designers and planners with retrofit guidelines for concepts and technologies regarding energy efficiency and good indoor environment quality in school buildings - from simple, but significant energy reduction and indoor environment improvements up to the final target: Zero Emission Schools.  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

This issue of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre’s (AIVC) newsletter provides links and information on newly released AIVC publications and major upcoming AIVC events. Moreover, this issue outlines completed and on-going AIVC projects from 2011 to 2017 and redirects to more detailed information available on the AIVC website. Last but not least, Dr. Andy Persily presents significant advance in the fields of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and ventilation, with a new approach for estimating C02 generation rates from building occupants.   Contents include:  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

CHESS SETUP is a project designing a solution to provide energy from renewable sources to buildings. The project´s first divulgation article aiming to explain and popularize CHESS SETUP's working principle and main objectives is available here.    
Post date: 7 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

The “Dante Alighieri” school gymnasium sets an example of best practices in public building renovation through a well thought-out and careful design based on a sustainable bioclimatic study of the site and by applying a simple construction method on the existing gymnasium.  The building has achieved high performance results in terms of the use of renewable energy as well as a lower production of CO2.     Location   Via Gattoni, 13, 61121 Pesaro PU, Itàlia   Project team  
Post date: 4 Sep 2017
Type: Case

The aim of the ZERO-PLUS (Acronym of "Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology") research project is to search for buildings design for new highly energy performing buildings.
Post date: 31 Aug 2017
Type: Case

This document, released by International Solar Energy Society (ISES), includes the proceedings of the 11th ISES EuroSun Conference, which was held on 11-14 October, 2016 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.   Contents include:  
Post date: 30 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

This guide, released by the Passivhaus Institute, is intended to supplement a technical document “Criteria for the Passivhaus EnerPHit and PHI Low Energy Standards”. The new guidance addresses the importance of certification, what the compliance process entails, and the benefits it brings to successful low energy building projects.  
Post date: 29 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

The performance of Passivhaus in new construction: Post occupancy evaluation of certified Passivhaus dwellings in the UK: Early Results    This paper published by the Passivhaus Trust, the UK Passive House Organisation, analyses the performance of a number of certified Passivhaus dwellings in the UK. The research is focused on certified new-build Passivhaus homes, both single dwellings and multi residential.  
Post date: 29 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

Smart interoperable electronic active valve, control eco-system and service to achieve superior building efficiency and user awareness     The business project relates to the development of an innovative product-service offer that intends to revolutionise the hydronic market.  
Post date: 25 Aug 2017
Type: Link