Heating, domestic hot water

The DecarbHeat initiative aims at bringing together the major players of the heating and cooling industry and other major stakeholders. Together they can make the vision of a 100% decarbonised European heating and cooling system a reality. The initiative consists of a the DecarbHeat Industry Pledge and the DecarbHeat Declaration of Support. Both will be formally open for signature at the #DecarbHeat 2017 Forum in Brussels on 11-12 May 2017.    
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: Event

Warmth & Wellbeing scheme: a 10 million expansion to make Dublin homes warmer and extension of eligibility to families with young children  
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: News

The 38th AIVC conference: “Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings” will be held in Nottingham, UK together with the 6th TightVent and the 4th venticool conferences on September 13-14, 2017.   The event will place its focus on:  
Post date: 31 Jan 2017
Type: News

This is the fourth issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.   Contents include:  
Post date: 31 Jan 2017
Type: Publication

 
Post date: 31 Jan 2017
Type: Link

Sport facilities can account for up to 10% of annual energy consumption of the building sector.  
Post date: 26 Jan 2017
Type: News

ATLANTA – ASHRAE is seeking presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference as well as teams for its annual LowDown Showdown modeling competition.   The ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference takes place Sept. 27-29, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. The modeling competition is part of that event.  
Post date: 26 Jan 2017
Type: News

Specific guidance for sub-metering of thermal energy in multi-unit buildings (implementation of Articles 9-11 of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (updated version))   Upon request by the European Commission, a series of guidelines were published to support Member States authorities and building owners in implementing art. 9-11 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED 2012/27/EU) concerning the consumption of thermal energy for heating, cooling and hot water in multi-apartment and multi-purpose buildings.  
Post date: 24 Jan 2017
Type: Publication

The following new rules on energy apply in Germany starting from 1 January 2017 and onwards:   Funding for renewables determined by competitive auctions; Combined heat and power generation to be further expanded; Chimney sweeps to issue a new label for heating systems; The energy efficiency label for TVs is revised based on improved energy efficiency; Range hoods to become more efficient;  Metal-halide and mercury-vapour lamps banned. Further information can be found at the links provided below.
Post date: 23 Jan 2017
Type: News

The new Sankt Franziskus elementary school in Halle went into use in February 2014. A scientific monitoring was initiated to evaluate the energy concept. The results show that the wood constructed school uses 90% less heating energy than comparable schools in Germany. The building envelope including box-type windows meets the passive house requirements. The school is heated by an air-heating system with district heating as energy source. The ventilation is connected to a ground-coupled heat exchanger and can be used to heat or to cool the building.
Post date: 23 Jan 2017
Type: News