Residential buildings

BuildHeat is quickly leaving its research phase by moving towards the validation and the demonstration phase of the solution packages developed for the three project demo sites.   This step was marked in Madrid at the end of February 2018. The innovation partners of the project gathered for a two days’ progress meeting at Acciona premises where they had series of plenary discussions and reporting sessions regarding its project achievements.  
Post date: 9 Apr 2018
Type: News

  The CoNZEBs team is asking for your opinion, based on your personal experiences, conversations with friends and neighbours, media or technical literature. Do you have any questions and open dilemmas regarding living in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings? The questionnaire below will take -10 minutes  and your opinion will be very helpful for developing a CONZEBs information platform for future users of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings. The deadline for your contribution is 30 April 2018.   Thank you for your cooperation.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2018
Type: News

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
Type: News

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
Type: Event

6th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency - New Challenges (RESEE2018), 1-2 November 2018, Nicosia CYPRUS  
Post date: 20 Jan 2018
Type: Event

Air ventilation is one of the top energy users in residential buildings. Smart ventilation equipment and controls help to reduce the amount of energy use attributable to ventilation in homes while maintaining high indoor air quality. Ventilation can also be used as a resource for utility grid demand response if done intelligently. A key component of the smart ventilation concept is the use of controls to ventilate more when doing so provides an energy or air quality advantage and/or a resource to the power grid, and less when it provides a disadvantage.
Post date: 11 Jan 2018
Type: Publication

There is enough waste energy produced in the EU to heat the EU’s entire building stock.    Waste heat recovery from energy-intensive industry and cogeneration is slowly picking up in the EU. But did you know that even the excess heat produced in a metro system could heat houses? And did you know that supermarkets, data centres and sewage systems also produce excess heat that can be used?  
Post date: 9 Jan 2018
Type: News

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

Monday 6 November 2017, 14:00-15:30 Brussels time (CET)   Industry stepping up to the challenge of deep renovation   Stimulating the energy renovation market remains one of the biggest challenges. Innovative business models can be powerful drivers for deep renovations across Europe. The BetterHome (BH) initiative is such a model, proving that a more service-oriented supply-side approach, coupled with a deeper awareness of demand-side conditions can change the landscape and essentially the renovation market.  
Post date: 18 Dec 2017
Type: News