Residential buildings

MOEEBIUS project faces the challenge of reducing energy consumption in the building sector, based on modelling optimization of energy efficiency in buildings for urban sustainability. Project’s ambition was to  elaborate products and services that will enable the minimization of the 'performance gap' and promote customer confidence in the attractiveness of diverse energy efficiency business models and contracts, such as Energy Performance Contracting (EPC).  
Post date: 14 Feb 2019
Type: News

The BIMzeED project focuses on the training needs for the current and future construction industry with the main purpose to encourage 1) better employability 2) low-carbon growth, 3) green and nZEB skills 4) increase in youth employment. The challenge of the BIMzeED project is to overcome skills mismatching and improve employability in the current European construction market by improving and extending the existing skills of Trainers, SMEs, site managers, craftworkers and other experienced operatives.  
Post date: 13 Feb 2019
Type: Link

E=0 project will support the development of home makeovers to net zero energy levels in FR, NL, UK and LUX.  
Post date: 13 Feb 2019
Type: Link

Smart city expert Ali Vasallo Belver shares the lesson learnt from an innovative integrated retrofitting strategy across Europe
Post date: 12 Feb 2019
Type: News

Behavioural issues need to be considered in all aspects of the energy transition, from improving awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energies, to making sure that technologies are easy to use, and that financial decisions can be made in a wellinformed manner.   The challenge is to consider how real people react to everyday decisions and situations, how they plan in the long-term, and how they therefore make investment decisions.  
Post date: 11 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

ZERO-PLUS is a Project focusing on achieving near Zero and positive energy settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology. Its goal is to provide the market with an innovative, yet readily implementable system for Near Zero Energy (NZE) residential neighborhoods that will significantly reduce their costs. The project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.  
Post date: 11 Feb 2019
Type: News

This article presents a method to generate Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) data sets for use in calculations of the energy performance of buildings, based on satellite derived solar radiation data and other meteorological parameters obtained from reanalysis products.  
Post date: 8 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

The study describes the results of a full LCA applied to 24 statistically-based dwelling archetypes, representative of the EU housing stock in 2010.  
Post date: 8 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

Sustainable Places 2019 (SP2019), the 7th edition of SP, will be held from 5th – 7th June 2019 in Cagliari, Italy – within the region of Sardinia – and is to be co-hosted locally by the Municipality of Cagliari, the Metropolitan City of Cagliari, and the University of Cagliari.   Conference Scope
Post date: 8 Feb 2019
Type: Event

In recent years energy efficiency of the building stock has been recognised as a significant route to contribute towards meeting the European Union’s energy targets, by reducing energy demand and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Furthermore, improvements in energy efficiency across the built stock can provide energy security by lessening the reliance on external suppliers and increases energy affordability, which has numerous social benefits.
Post date: 7 Feb 2019
Type: News