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Limiting the rise in global mean temperature to well below 2°C would require an energy transition of exceptional scope, depth and speed, according to an analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), including a doubling of annual average energy-related investments from current levels.    
Post date: 27 Mar 2017
Type: News

This report, elaborated by the   International  Energy  Agency  (IEA)  and  the  International  Renewable  Energy  Agency  (IRENA)  upon the request of the  German  government, aims to shed  light  on  the  essential elements  of  an  energy  sector  transition that  would  be consistent  with  limiting  the  rise  in  global temperature  to  well  below  two  degrees  Celisius  (2°C), as  set  out  in  the  Paris  Agreem
Post date: 27 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

On 16 March 2017, RENOVATE EUROPE released a briefing note on energy poverty in the European Union: its causes, impacts and possible solutions.  The briefing highlights the following:    
Post date: 24 Mar 2017
Type: Note

  hybridGEOTABS first newsletter contains a short introduction to the technology and objectives of this Horizon 2020 research project. It also gives a summary of progress as shared at the recent project meeting in Finland; in particular, the chosen demo buildings and technical developments.  
Post date: 24 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

hybridGEOTABS first newsletter contains a short introduction to the technology and objectives of the research project. It also gives a summary of progress as shared at the recent project meeting in Finland, in particular, the chosen demo buildings and technical developments.  
Post date: 21 Mar 2017
Type: News

  EHP 2016: Better Together    
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
Type: News

Geothermal energy is limitless, ubiquitous and free at the point of use. When combined with the very high energy efficiency of TABS and application range of hybrid systems, it offers huge potential to meet heating and cooling needs in Europe, and reduce CO2 emissions.  
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
Type: Link

The free HVAC design tool “TABSDesign” is a computational aid for the sizing and control of thermally activated building systems (TABS). It supports and executes HVAC design of TABS through the unknown-but-bounded (UBB) planning process described in the "TABS Control" manual.   How it works
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
Type: Tool

GEOTABS is an acronym for the combination of geothermal heat pumps with thermally activated building systems (TABS).  It is an innovative clean technology for energy efficient and healthy buildings which has several advantages; the radiant heating and cooling system has already proven to be one of the most comfortable ways to condition indoor spaces, especially multi-storey offices.  
Post date: 15 Mar 2017
Type: Note

How to reduce Heating & Cooling energy demand while providing the highest comfort in building renovation     ”Heating and Cooling Research”, a new study looking at the benefits of building renovation, shows that the right combination of active and passive technologies represents the optimal solution to unleash the contribution of buildings to both societal climate and energy goals while improving the individual comfort and well-being of citizens.    
Post date: 14 Mar 2017
Type: Publication