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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

In November, BUILD UP visited the Intelligent Buildings fair during the European Utility Week 2016. Many companies put their smart and intelligent technologies on display. Will these benefit energy efficiency in buildings?     7 December 2016   ‘My grandparents used to grow food in their own garden. I think we are going back to this. And we will generate our own energy, too’, says Boyan, an ambitious graduate visiting the European Utility Week, looking ahead to what future homes will be like.  
Post date: 10 Jan 2017
Type: News

International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Solar World Congress (SWC 2017) - 5th International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2017)   The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Solar World Congress (SWC) 2017 will be held together with the 5th International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2017). The theme of this joint event is: "Innovation for the 100% renewable energy transformation".   Themes and recommended topics for abstract submission include:
Post date: 10 Jan 2017
Type: Event

In Deutschland hat energiesparendes Bauen eine lange Tradition. Seit mehr als 30 Jahren wird am Gebäude der Zukunft geforscht, das klimaneutral bewohnt werden kann. Das Effizienzhaus Plus ist nicht an eine bestimmte Technologie gebunden, sondern es kann vielfältig durch eine intelligente Kombination von energieeffizienten Bautechnologien und erneuerbaren Energiegewinnsystemen realisiert werden.  
Post date: 9 Jan 2017
Type: Publication