The new Compete4SECAP project, or C4S, is building on resources developed in previous projects such as 50000&1 SEAPs working on the topics of energy management and action plan standards and the Save@Work project that organised municipal energy-saving competitions.
Post date: 11 Apr 2018
Buildings in EU27 Member States represent up to 24 billion m2 of floor space, responsible for 40% of Europe’s energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions – both key contributors to climate change. In response, a number of European directives promoting energy efficiency and ambitious goals for achieving nearly zero energy buildings will be enforced in the coming years.
Public buildings are expected to meet these challenges and act as frontrunners. It is time to use the wealth of resources already at our disposal to accelerate change.
Post date: 26 Mar 2018
Webinar on the Renovation of Public Buildings in Europe on 27 April 2018, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Time.
This webinar will hear 4 presentations:
Post date: 26 Mar 2018
In the coming decades one of the key technologies to be implemented in intelligent buildings will be LiFi, the transfer of data through light
Just imagine: you get back home one evening, unlocking your door with the torch light of your mobile. You sit down on your sofa, download a film 100 times faster than currently possible and enjoy the movie on a fully secure wireless connection. This is already possible in some smart buildings, and could be the norm in the future, thanks to LiFi – or Light Fidelity.
Post date: 19 Mar 2018
Sustainable Places (SP) annual international conference series for 5 years (2013 – 2017) has brought together each year between 100 and 150 attendees ranging from industrial executives, scientists, researchers, and engineers – from academic and technical institutes and from leading organizations from around the world to advance one of the greatest challenge that our societies and their urban planners have ever faced: The need to enhance the sustainability of places ensuring long-term environmental security.
Post date: 26 Feb 2018
6th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency - New Challenges (RESEE2018), 1-2 November 2018, Nicosia CYPRUS
Post date: 20 Jan 2018
Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD) public stakeholder workshop
24 October 2017, Bucharest, Romania
Post date: 26 Dec 2017
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
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
By Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)
Post date: 11 Dec 2017