Heating, domestic hot water

The dena Report on Buildings brings together important statistics and analyses concerning building energy efficiency in Germany that appeared in 2016 – for example, the energy data of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, KfW funding statistics, or data from the Federal Statistical Office. They are supplemented by dena’s own calculations and the crucial data is presented in a compact form.
Post date: 16 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

CITY-ZEN, a EU FP7 project running from 01-03- 2014 to 28-02-2019, aims to develop and demonstrate energy efficient cities, and to build a methodology and tools for cities, industries and citizens to reach the 20-20-20 targets.  
Post date: 15 Feb 2017
Type: Link

Lo scenario presentato dal gruppo di ricercatori dell'associazione francese NegaWatt conclude che con azioni e tecnologie rivolte alla sufficienza (utilizzare energia solo ove questa fornisce servizi significativi, scegliere modalità a bassa energia) ed efficienza (ridurre la quantità di energia richiesta a parità di risultato) è possibile ridurre del 50% i consumi della Francia entro il 2050. ​E coprire il restante 50% completamente con fonti rinnovabili.  
Post date: 15 Feb 2017
Type: News

Domestic hot water can represent up to 40% of energy consumption in a residential building, home or apartment and 30% to 50% of the heat produced during the generation of collective hot water disappears into the distribution loop. The "demand controls" appear to be the factor that wastes less energy but there are still two main disadvantages:
Post date: 13 Feb 2017
Type: News

This handbook, released by the EuroPHit project is intended to provide knowledge about and awareness of the special challenges of step-by-step retrofits with Passive House components.   Contents include:   Introduction   The EuroPHit project. Step-by-step retrofitting according to plan. Basics  
Post date: 10 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Passive House in Different Climates. The Path to Net Zero   This book introduces the seven Passive House principles, to help create super-insulated, airtight buildings that require minimal energy use to heat, cool, dehumidify, and ventilate, providing good levels of indoor air quality and year-round comfort. Seventeen case studies in four climate zones---marine, cold and very cold, mixed-dry and hot-dry, and mixed-humid and hot-humid---and in ten countries, show how to achieve net-zero energy regardless of the building’s location or type.  
Post date: 9 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Tra le novità della XIII Edizione del Master RIDEF del Politecnico di Milano un corso sulla simulazione in regime dinamico dell'involucro edilizio e del sistema impiantistico.  
Post date: 9 Feb 2017
Type: News

Proceedings of the 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings - From Components to Systems, From Buildings to Communities  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

SmarterHouse, a project of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), is a residential energy savings guide. Following a review of measures to tighten up the building shell itself, the tool focuses on major appliances, heating equipment, air conditioning, lighting, and electronics—and how the energy use of those products can be reduced.
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: Tool

A decarbonisation of Europe’s energy system without a decarbonisation of the heating sector is impossible. Yet, efforts currently under way are too slow. Transforming the heating industry -from research and development to manufacturing, installation and maintenance- requires a gigantic effort by all stakeholders. Due to the distorted prices for energy, current market conditions are not suitable to trigger the necessary change.  
Post date: 3 Feb 2017
Type: News