The municipality of Gunskirchen decided to refurbish the street lighting system to energy-efficient LED technology using EPC, since it recognised that its street lighting system required significant refurbishment work and that the technology currently in use would soon be affected by the phasing out of lamps. The objective of the project was to find a good solution for every street. For the implementation, the municipality hired a planner who carried out a tendering procedure. Five ESCOs were invited to bid and all submitted for the call.
Post date: 8 Mar 2017
Type: Case

Smart Buildings: Using Smart Technology to Save Energy in Existing Buildings   Smart buildings use information and communication technologies (ICT) to enable automated building operations and control. They enhance occupants’ comfort and productivity while consuming less energy than conventional buildings.  
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

This conference by the UK Indoor Environments Group (UKIEG) and the Health Effects of Modern Airtight Construction (HEMAC) Network, will bring together research and case studies to help shed light on the topic of the indoor home environment. The event is intended for academics, policy makers and industry experts with an interest in improving indoor environments for health and wellbeing.   Conference topics include (but are not limited to):  
Post date: 2 Mar 2017
Type: Event

The scientific accompanying research team "EnergieWendeBauen" of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has published a new combined monitoring guideline for the field energy in buildings and city quarters, specifically for the research initiatives EnOB and EnEff:Stadt. The monitoring guideline contains besides minimum requirements for measurements in demonstration buildings and quarters within EnOB and EnEff:Stadt also information on support tools, that facilitate the administration and analysis of monitoring data.
Post date: 20 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

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

The Municipality wanted to renovate and improve the outdoor lighting installations by providing quality street lighting with improved LED technology, while seeking maximum energy efficiency and minimum maintenance cost.The main objective was to improve the overall situation and energy efficiency of the streetlight system as well as to provide an excellent quality service to the citizens. The municipality was interested in using the EPC model for this project. An open tender was published and ESCOs were invited to submit their offers.     
Post date: 10 Feb 2017
Type: Case

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

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

Streetlight-EPC Implemented Projects - Triggering the market uptake of Energy Performance Contracting through street lighting refurbishment   Despite the great potential, most European regions have not yet seen a significant development of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) markets. Due to its lower technical and economic complexity, street lighting is a good "learning and testing ground" for EPC.  
Post date: 7 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

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