Lighting

By Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)  
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
Type: News

Every second year since 2004, the VELUX Group has invited students of architecture to participate in the International VELUX Award. The award seeks to challenge the students to explore the role of daylight in architecture and inspire new thinking. The aim of the award is to engage with students of architecture about how to use sunlight and daylight as main sources of energy and light and how to ensure health and well-being of the people who live and work in buildings.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
Type: News

by Heather Clancy     One of the largest commercial LED lighting installations projects in the world — the retrofit of more than 4,500 JPMorgan Chase branches by General Electric's energy division, Current — started life as a proposal for a far-more-modest pilot project.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
Type: Note

The Energy Efficiency Indicators database contains annual data from 2000 to 2015, covering end use energy consumption for 8 energy products, end use energy efficiency indicators, and carbon intensity indicators for 4 sectors (residential, services, industry and transport) for the IEA member countries. The indicators are computed by using key sectorial activity data, for example, passenger kilometre energy intensity by mode/vehicle type (MJ/pkm).  
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Tool

This statistical report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), is designed to help understand what drives final energy use in IEA member countries in order to improve and track national energy efficiency policies. It is the second edition of a comprehensive selection of data that the IEA has been collecting each year, after its member states recognised in 2009 the need to better monitor energy efficiency policies. The report includes country-specific analysis of end uses across the largest sectors – residential, services, industry and transport. It answers questions such as:
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Denne standard beskriver anvendelsen af commissioning-processen til bygninger.   Commissioning-processen er et værktøj til at sikre at krav til et byggeri opfyldes i alle byggeriets faser og ind i driftsfasen.   Standarden er beregnet til brug i forbindelse med byggeri og ved større ombygninger herunder energirenoveringer. Større ombygninger omfatter bl.a. ombygninger, der medfører revision af det fremtidige energi- eller driftsbudget eller som har et højt indhold af teknisk indhold, som fx:  
Post date: 6 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

This report sums up the work done in the scope of the Building Stock Observatory project from February 1, 2015 to June 31, 2016.  
Post date: 22 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

Digital technologies are everywhere, affecting the way we live, work, travel, and play. Digitalization is helping improve the safety, productivity, accessibility, and sustainability of energy systems around the world. But it is also raising new security and privacy risks, while disrupting markets, businesses, and workers.  
Post date: 7 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

Set up by the city of Stuttgart (Germany) in 1995, Internal Contracting (Intracting) has already allowed the municipality to implement over 350 energy efficiency measures in public buildings, equipment and facilities generating financial savings of EUR 22 million. Intracting enables the municipality to finance multiple investments aimed at energy savings without being bound to an external contractor. In this process a technical department or a municipally-owned company (‘the client’) submits an energy-saving project.  
Post date: 18 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

ETFE (Ethylene TetraFluoroEthylene) is regarded as a wonder material, with numerous economic and environmental benefits over traditional building materials. However, awareness of ETFE and its uses among architects and students remains low.  
Post date: 13 Oct 2017
Type: Event