Heating, domestic hot water

Energy renovation of French residential buildings in 2014

This report provides data, collected by OPEN (Observatoire Permanent de l'amélioration ENergétique des logements), on the energy renovation of French residential buildings, completed in 2014. The OPEN observatory has been set up by ADEME (L'Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie) and the French Ministry of Environment in order to measure changes in the market of energy renovation of housing, providing quantitative data and measuring the market penetration of energy efficient products and equipment. It also evaluates the impact of governmental and professional measures.

Furnace and heat pump energy use

Comparative Energy Use of Residential Furnaces and Heat Pumps - ACEEE Research Report A1602



This report, released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), explores natural gas use in residential space-heating and water-heating applications. The analysis looks primarily at the relative energy use for different regions and types of heating systems, but also includes a simplified economic analysis looking at the same regions and system types.


According to the findings:


Replacing Electric Resistance Heat

Opportunities for Energy and Economic Savings by Replacing Electric Resistance Heat with HigherEfficiency Heat Pumps- ACEEE Research Report A1603


This report, released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), presents the results of an analysis of a detailed data set of nearly 2,000 US homes with electric resistance heating systems and looks at how much conversion to a heat pump would cost and save on a home-by-home basis.


BUILD UP’s guide to the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016

The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016 (EUSEW 2016), Europe’s largest event on sustainable energy policy, is around the corner. Part of EUSEW’s activities is its conference on policy, which takes place from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 June.


As usual, BUILD UP gives you an overview of the activities that you do not want to miss, including those of its partners.


Powered by SMEs – Innovation in energy efficiency

This session, held in the framework of the European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2016), will host Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from four most innovative European Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), who will showcase their projects and share their views on energy efficiency to assembled press and delegates. The event will be held on Wednesday 15 June, from 16:00 to 17:30, in the EUSEW’s

2nd ASHRAE Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment in Hot Climates - Call for papers

On 1 June 2016, ASHRAE announced a call for papers for the Second International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates, which takes place on 26-27 February 2017, at the Intercontinental Doha City Hotel, in Doha, Qatar. This conference addresses energy and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) issues in humid and arid hot climates.