Lighting

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

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

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

Numerous German and Polish municipalities are taking pioneering action for the climate and, thus also, for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. More than 800 Polish municipalities have applied for funding for the development of low-carbon growth plans. The German Environment Ministry (BMUB) is involved in expanding advisory assistance services for these municipalities. At the moment, the BMUB is supporting two projects that facilitate German-Polish exchange at local and regional level through the establishment of climate action city partnerships, among other initiatives.
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

BUILD UP has released the opportunity to embed its customised content to external websites.   Presenting relevant content regarding your area of interest directly on your website has never been easier. You can now select and publish customised content from the BUILD UP web portal on your own website by creating an embedded page.     What is an embedded page?  
Post date: 18 Jan 2017
Type: News

      The Edge, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is officially the greenest office building in the world. It's also the testing ground for a radical, highly connected new way of working, where employees have no set workspaces and can dial in their individual climate and lighting preferences via an app.   Video: Justin Beach, Brandon Lisy, Alan Jeffries   Source: Bloomberg  
Post date: 11 Jan 2017
Type: News

The Edge is located in ZuidAs, Amsterdam and is currently considered the greenest building in the world, according to the BREEAM green building certification scheme. The building has been given the highest ­sustainability score ever awarded: 98.4%.   This building proposes a new way of working: using information technology to shape both the way people work as well as the spaces in which they do it.   The Edge uses IoT connectivity to maximise comfort and energy efficiency.  
Post date: 11 Jan 2017
Type: Case