Residential buildings

Local water harvesting, demand reduction and wastewater treatment measures at a building scale can help manage water resources around the Mediterranean.   This study conducts a life cycle water, energy and cost analysis of rainwater and condensate water harvesting, water conservation, wastewater treatment and three combinations of these measures over 50 years, using an apartment building in Sehaileh, Lebanon. The measures’ performance is further investigated through a comprehensive sensitivity analysis that extends the applicability of findings.  
Post date: 22 May 2017
Type: Publication

Die Energietage 2017 in Berlin sind vorüber – über 300 Referent*innen und tausende Veranstaltungsteilnehmer diskutierten in 50 Einzelkongressen drei Tage lang die Energiewende in Deutschland.   Veranstaltungsmaterialien und Hintergründe finden Sie ab sofort auf der Webseite des Berliner Energietage-Managements:  
Post date: 19 May 2017
Type: News

  This technical memorandum released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) provides a domestic overheating risk assessment methodology. It can be applied to dwellings, care homes and student residences. The methodology is intended for use by designers in order to influence building design for the better. It could be used at the planning stage to assess risk, as well as at later stages of design.   Contents include: Introduction  
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: Publication

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has recently published TM59: Design methodology for the assessment of overheating risk in homes. This webinar accompanies this publication and will explain the methodology and present a real-life project case study of the application.   The event will provide:  
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: Event

As the EU energy industry is clearly moving towards a new era of reliability, availability, and efficiency that will contribute to the improvement of Europe's economic and environmental sustainability, smart technologies provide the opportunity for new applications with far-reaching interdisciplinary impacts: providing the capacity to safely integrate more renewable energy sources (RES), smart grids and distributed generators into the network; delivering power more efficiently and reliably through demand response and comprehensive control and monitoring capabilities in order to...
Post date: 15 May 2017
Type: Publication

Deutschland hat sich auf den Weg gemacht, sein Energiesystem auf erneuerbare Energien umzustellen. Damit die Energiewende gelingt, muss die Energienachfrage flexibler und der Energieverbrauch gesenkt werden. Hierbei können smarte Gebäude einen wesentlichen Beitrag leisten: Sie ermöglichen nicht nur die gebäudenahe und damit dezentrale Produktion von erneuerbarer Energie, sondern erlauben es auch, Energie zu speichern, Energienachfrage zu verschieben oder – dank effizienter Heizsysteme und gut gedämmter Gebäudehüllen – Energie einzusparen.  
Post date: 9 May 2017
Type: News

The building REZ L2 is located in an area of residential expansion outside of the urban centre of the city of Rovello Porro (CO), Lombardia Italy. This two storey, semi-detached residential dwelling is made with a wood frame construction.     The client decided on the use of this constructive system for the following reasons:  
Post date: 8 May 2017
Type: Case

Euirma's position paper on the Clearn Energy Package for All, outlines the three main elements which will help buildings deliver more in the energy transition;   1.Increasing the energy renovation rate: making buildings deliver 2. Energy Renovations: Enhancing Comfort & Resilience 3.Key Tools in the EED and EPBD.  
Post date: 8 May 2017
Type: Publication

dena – the Germany Energy Agency- in partnership with the energy service provider ista, the German Tenants’ Association and the Federal Ministry of Construction habe carried out a nation-wide field test of consumption transparency in buildings in the project “Saving Money through Clever Heating”. The key outcome of the project was that tenants who receive monthly information on their heating consumption can reduce it by an average of 10 per cent.   For further information please visit the relevant dena webpage at the link provided below.
Post date: 4 May 2017
Type: News

The housing sector all across Europe has to face key challenges like ageing societies, energy efficiency and digitization or the question of inclusive neighborhoods. Despite different national frameworks, the European exchange of ideas, best practices and innovative approaches gives valuable incentives to solve problems prevalent in all European countries.  
Post date: 3 May 2017
Type: Event