Lighting

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

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