Public and non residential buildings

The EU is currently designing a new 2050 strategy for reducing its GHG emissions, which should be compatible with the Paris climate agreement. Many European cities have already engaged in the long-term planning for the mid-century mark. By developing their 2050 roadmaps, these cities are designing clear pathways to transform their societies to become resilient and resource-efficient, running entirely on clean energy sources, renovating buildings and providing social and economic wellbeing to their citizens.
Post date: 15 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

Energy conservation has become one of the primary goals of architecture and engineering design today, especially when retrofitting existing buildings.
Post date: 15 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

A good Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) encompassing air quality, thermal comfort, lighting and acoustics, is a cornerstone to ensure health, comfort, wellbeing and productivity of the building occupants, who spend around 90% of their time indoor. Building occupants can thus provide important feedback on how buildings perform. The way they perceive the indoor environmental conditions can affect their comfort, health, productivity.
Post date: 11 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

We are glad to share with you video report about the ECO-Binder project which was created by Euronews and published in their Futuris series.
Post date: 11 Oct 2018
Type: Link

The primary intent of this research project is to review the current state of knowledge and risks relating to the deep energy renovation of traditional buildings, which have different hygroscopic and thermal behaviors to buildings of modern construction, and which represent approximately 16% of the total housing stock in Ireland. One of the key characteristics of traditional buildings is that they are constructed of solid masonry walls that are ‘breathable’, i.e. the building fabric allows moisture to be absorbed and released cyclically.
Post date: 10 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

In April last year, the City of Ljubljana agreed a public-private partnership (PPP) with a consortium of GGE and Petrol for the energy retrofitting of public buildings in the municipality. The EUR 14.9 million project will deliver energy savings of 8,245 MWh annually and a reduction of 2,956 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
Post date: 10 Oct 2018
Type: News

IMPULSE introduces an integrated support system concerning energy upgrading projects for Public Buildings.   The Project is coordinated by the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) and is implemented in the context of the European Programme Interreg MED 2014-2020 with the co-funding of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). In Greece, the Project’s pilot implementation is realised by the Municipality of Heraklion through the Department of European Programmes, while the Regional Development Fund of Crete (RDFC) is an associated partner.  
Post date: 10 Oct 2018
Type: News

It is our pleasure to write to you and to present the conference IAQVEC 2019: Healthy nearly Zero Energy Buildings.
Post date: 7 Oct 2018
Type: News

This guide shows how to identify measures where energy and cost savings can be easily made with little or no cost. It is designed for use by anyone new to carbon saving (especially in smaller businesses) and recognises that not everyone has the time or resources to undertake a full carbon management programme. This guide can be used on its own or as an introduction to the many sector and technology specific publications in the Carbon Trust’s library.
Post date: 5 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

The 2030 Palette is a free online platform that puts the principles and actions behind Zero Net Carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of designers, planners, and builders worldwide. The swatches, or sustainable design strategies, address energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission at all scales – from regional planning to building details. The platform gathers tools, best cases, guides and a wide database of materials characteristics for sustainable and efficient buildings.
Post date: 5 Oct 2018
Type: Link