OVERVIEW – School buildings as leading examples of energy efficient renovation

Throughout the Recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) it is requested that “the public sector in each Member State should lead the way in the field of energy performance of buildings” and “buildings occupied by public authorities and buildings frequently visited by the public should set an example”. Among the most promising public building types to act as lighthouse projects are school buildings.

Building Green Open Space 2016

Στα πλαίσια της διοργάνωσης της “Building Green Expo 2016”, θα λάβει χώρα και η εκδήλωση “Building Green Open Space 2016”.  Η έκδήλωση θα αποτελείται από καθημερινές παρουσιάσεις, μελέτες περιπτώσεων, προβολές λύσεων και εφαρμογών σχετικά με την αειφορία, την πράσινη δόμηση, τις Ανανεώσιμες Πηγές Ενέργειας (ΑΠΕ), τις τεχνολογίες εξοικονόμησης ενέργειας στα υφιστάμενα και νέα κτίρια καθώς και στο δομημένο περιβάλλον.


Οι θεματικές που θα αναπτυχθούν στη φετινή διοργάνωση είναι:


Household DC networks: State of the art and future prospects

This study investigates the potential benefits and feasibility of household direct current (DC) networks. Unlike the case of alternating current (AC) systems, a well-established set of standards for household DC networks is currently lacking. However, several recommended standards and configurations have been discussed in previous studies. This work reviews some of the most promising suggestions and further analyses those that are most suitable to be implemented.

A Guide to Implementing Energy Savings Opportunities

This guide, released by the Department of Energy & Climate Change, gives an overview of the steps businesses can take to maximise the impact of their Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) assessment. It is intended to help organisations make the most of energy efficiency opportunities identified through the ESOS or another energy audit. This guide is particularly intended for smaller ESOS participants, including those who may have less experience in implementing energy savings and/or may not employ a dedicated energy manager.

6th VELUX Daylight Symposium: Speaker highlights

The 6th VELUX Daylight Symposium took place in early September in London and revolved around the theme "Daylight as a driver of change" in today's 24/7 society.


More than 350 researchers, architects, engineers and building professionals shared new ideas, tools, research and methods for building design - presented by more than 30 speakers.


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