BINE-Projektinfo: "University campus to become climate neutral"

This four-page BINE information paper presents an energy master plan for the campus of the Technische Universität Braunschweig, developed by an interdisciplinary research team. The researchers have created differentiated development scenarios (different options for action with regard to existing buildings, new-build schemes, space efficiency, energy provision and mobility) for the period up to 2020 with the aim of reducing the primary energy consumption by 40% and, in the long term, facilitating the conversion to renewable energy.

School of the Future: Simple to use calculation tool for the energy assessment of school buildings - ASCOT Light

The calculation tool ASCOT - Assessment tool for additional construction cost in sustainable building renovation – was originally developed for dwellings. The purpose of the ASCOT tool is to assist the user in evaluating and thereby optimise the economical costs of a building renovation project in relation to sustainable development issues.

IEECB&SC’16 | Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities. Call for abstracts deadline NOVEMBER 15, 2015

Call for Papers for the IEECB&SC’16 Conference "Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities". The deadline for abstract submissions is November 15, 2015.


The papers should focus on the following topics among others:


Towards an identification of European indoor environments’ impact on health and performance - homes and schools.

This white paper, released by the Fraunhofer, Institut für Bauphysik – IBP, pinpoints key findings from a large literature screening of the impact of European indoor environments on health and performance in homes and schools.


Roadmap towards nearly Zero Energy Sport Buildings

The present report aims to support the refurbishment of existing sport buildings through step by step renovation towards nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB).

The report presents:
- the status of nZEB definitions for sport buildings at EU level
- the key steps to be considered by sport owners as well as sport facility managers, for achieving nearly zero energy sport buildings
- specific energy performance indicators to help sport owners, sport facility managers as well as energy consultants to evaluate the energy performance of the buildings

Keeping Track of Renewable Energy Targets towards 2020: EU Tracking Roadmap 2015


This report from the Keep on Track! project is the latest edition of an annual publication which has been released each year from 2013 until 2015, monitoring the progress of renewable energy sources (RES) towards the 2020 targets, both at EU and Member State level.


The report examines in detail the deployment of RES in three sectors (electricity, heating and cooling, transport), providing for each Member State and for the EU as a whole:


ZEMedS School Technical & Financial Toolkit_nZEB* renovation for Mediterranean schools

The ZEMedS’s project (Zero Energy MEDiterranean Schools) is a 3-year project co-funded by the European Commission within the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE) that promotes the renovation of schools in a Mediterranean climate to be nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB).


The main goal of ZEMedS is to increase the knowledge and know-how on the nZEB renovation of schools in Mediterranean climates and give support to several new initiatives on the nZEB refurbishment of schools in the region.


EffiBUILDING: Tool Supporting the Innovation and Energy Savings Methodologies for buildings. is a database of novel materials and products as well as prototypes within the area of energy efficient products & solutions for buildings. It is also an overview and benchmarking tool of the latest state of the art components and systems available on the market and the latest research results and prototypes.

EffiBUILDING is for Architects and Building Technologists to be used during the design phase. The EffiBUILDING data are also applicable for building modelling tools.