Residential buildings

New standardization projects relevant to ventilative cooling applications have officially been initiated under Technical Committees (TC) in the European Committee for Standardization (CEN/TC 156) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC 205) since 2017. These projects aim to make technical documents focusing on design aspects and setting criteria for ventilative cooling, and natural & hybrid ventilation systems in residential and non-residential buildings.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

This issue of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre’s (AIVC) newsletter provides an overview of the centre’s latest achievements and initiatives i.e. information on past and future events, new publications, feedback on on-going AIVC projects and many more.   Contents include: -Foreword
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

Various studies have shown that ductwork leakage has a major impact on energy use (i.e. increased fan energy use, heating & cooling losses etc.). However, in most European countries, it is not common to perform ductwork airtightness tests, which is probably due to the lack of awareness on the consequences of ductwork leakage. As follows, ductwork airtightness is not properly taken into account in most Energy Performance Regulations and Calculations.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Event

Climate.OneBuilding.org is pleased to announce the availability of new climate data (TMYx) for more than 1,900 locations for the following 25 countries in Europe: Aland Islands, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Tool

The “Achieve Bet­ter Build­ings!” Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce will take place in ad­di­tion to this year’s In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in China.
Post date: 29 Mar 2019
Type: Event

"Our Planet, our Cities, our Homes" https://www.socialhousingfestival.com/be-part-of-the-2nd-international-social-housing-festival-in-lyon-4-8-june-2019/   The International Social Housing Festival is traveling to Lyon in summer 2019
Post date: 29 Mar 2019
Type: Event

Across the EU, 50 million families are living in energy poverty. Some lack access to affordable energy, whereas others occupy old, draughty buildings that cannot be easily heated. Many are living without lighting, appliances, heating and access to cooking facilities – everyday things that most of us take for granted. In these poor living conditions, people are more likely to develop respiratory problems, suffer from cardiac illnesses and have mental health issues.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2019
Type: News

Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU. The residential sector represents 75% of the European building stock and, on average, more than 34% of CO2 emissions on cities’ territories. This sector is therefore a key action area for all local and regional authorities who are committed to ambitious energy and CO2 saving targets.  
Post date: 25 Mar 2019
Type: Link

REScoop MECISE is a Horizon 2020 PDA project that aims to mobilise citizens and municipalities in the transition to a more sustainable and decentralised energy system. With support from the EASME, a consortium of established energy cooperatives developed projects for renewable energy and energy efficiency. The project also set-up a financial facilitation service for energy communities and foster collaborations between energy cooperatives and local municipalities.  
Post date: 20 Mar 2019
Type: Link

ATC Turin (ATC) is a public agency providing social housing in the Italian province of Turin. It has been improving the environmental and energy performance of its properties since 1996.  
Post date: 19 Mar 2019
Type: Case