Public and non residential buildings

Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD) public stakeholder workshop   24 October 2017, Bucharest, Romania  
Post date: 26 Dec 2017
Type: News

15 December 2017, 10:30-12:00 Brussels time (CET)   We spend 90% of our life indoors in buildings, so the quality of the indoor environment has a major impact on our health, well-being, and productivity. The health, comfort and well-being of building occupants are basic requirements and a human right, therefore both policy makers and the building industry have to take their role in ensuring healthy and comfortable living conditions for people.  
Post date: 18 Dec 2017
Type: News

Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and innovation have to shake hands   In recent years, the word “smart” has started rolling off the tongues and keyboards of policy makers in many areas of our global village. The building and construction sector is no stranger to this word as EU directives on energy efficiency specifically target the building stock old and new, under the heading “Smart Cities and Communities”.  
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Type: News

By Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)  
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
Type: News

This report, by the ABRACADABRA H2020 project, presents the attractiveness of a new renovation strategy based on volumetric Add-ons and Renewable Energy Sources (AdoRES) intended as one (or a set of) Assistant Building unit(s) - like aside or façade additions, rooftop extensions or even an entire new building construction - that “adopt” the existing buildings (the Assisted Buildings) to achieve nearly zero energy standards.  
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Decision Support System (DSS) is a software developed within the context of the UHI (Urban Heat Island) project, implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It is a simplified database management tool that can be used by an end user interested in the implementation of mitigation measures for counteracting the urban heat island phenomenon.
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
Type: Tool

Im Modellvorhaben „Niedrigenergiehaus im Bestand für Schulen“ der Deutschen Energie-Agentur (dena) wurden seit 2007 über 35 Schulen mit über 50 Gebäuden energetisch saniert. 20 Schulen wurden einer detaillierteren Analyse unterzogen: Was sind die Erfolgsfaktoren einer gelungenen Sanierung? Dabei lag der Fokus, über die eingesparte Energie hinaus, auf der Einschätzung derer, die das Schulgebäude täglich nutzen: Schüler, Lehrer, Schulleiter und technisch Verantwortliche. Auch die Architekten der Sanierungen wurden qualitativ und quantitativ befragt.
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

The Biodiversum Visitor Centre is located in Remerschen on the edge of the Haff Réimech Nature Reserve.    The visitor centre building was designed to be closely tied to the land making it very relevant to the functions and activities of the centre itself. It has a low impact on the surrounding landscape and is purposely integrated into the environment where the project benefits from the redevelopment of a brownfield on a former industrial site in Remerschen.  
Post date: 3 Dec 2017
Type: Case