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Renew School: Sustainable school building renovation promoting timber prefabrication, indoor environment quality and active use of renewables  
Post date: 15 May 2017
Type: Publication

Renew School: Sustainable school buildings in Europe with prefabricated timber elements - Examples and experiences   This best-practice brochure, released in the framework of the EU project RENEW SCHOOL presents an overview of innovative school renovation projects realised throughout Europe. It aims at showing that major changes in school architecture are becoming visible and inspire national projects to sustainability and energy efficiency.  
Post date: 15 May 2017
Type: Publication

Going beyond zero - A systems efficiency blueprint for building energy optimisation and resilience  
Post date: 10 May 2017
Type: Publication

The article describes the results of the project “open source smart lamp” aimed at designing and developing a smart object able to manage and control the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) of the built environment.
Post date: 5 May 2017
Type: Publication

International Energy Agency, EBC Annex 58: “Reliable building energy performance characterisation based on full scale dynamic measurements” - Report of Subtask 4b: Towards a characterisation of buildings based on in situ testing and smart meter readings and potential for applications in smart grids  
Post date: 26 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

International Energy Agency, EBC Annex 58: "Reliable building energy performance characterisation based on full scale dynamic measurements" - Report of Subtask 1A: Inventory of full scale test facilities for evaluation of building energy performances  
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

IEA-EBC Annex 61: Business and Technical Concepts for Deep Energy Retrofit of Public Buildings   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 61: Business and Technical Concepts for Deep Energy Retrofit of Public Buildings” in 2012. The project will run till 2017.  
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link

Supporting the creation of Green Homes through a credible, cost-effective certification program represents an opportunity for residential investors & developers to differentiate the quality and environmental performance of their construction projects while educating consumers about the financial and other benefits. Financial institutions – through the issuance of Green Mortgages tied to certified Green Homes – can significantly reduce their mortgage default risk and raise the asset valuation of homes they finance and can, therefore, offer a lower cost of financing.
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

This scheme is now closed.   The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) offers support for community energy projects through grants. The Better Energy Communities (BEC) project brings together groups of buildings under the same retrofit programme, thus facilitating community-wide energy improvements more efficiently and cost effectively than might otherwise be possible.  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Link

The Better Energy Warmer Homes scheme (BEWH) is a scheme administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and aims at funding energy efficiency improvements in the homes of the elderly and vulnerable, making the homes more comfortable, healthier and more cost effective to run.   BEWH measures are installed at no cost to the recipient household and include:  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Link