Residential buildings

Buildings and settlements are nowadays increasingly expected to meet higher and potentially more complex levels of performance. They should be sustainable, use zero-net energy, be healthy and comfortable, grid-friendly, yet economical to build and maintain. Buildings are central to the EU‘s energy efficiency policy. Improving the energy performance of Europe‘s building stock is crucial, not only to achieve the EU‘s 2020 targets but also to meet the longer term objectives of the climate strategy as laid down in the low carbon economy roadmap 2050.  
Post date: 20 Jun 2018
Type: Publication

The 7th edition of EeB PPP Project Review has been published. Every year, this publication presents the progress of a portfolio of European research projects aiming at developing new technologies for energy efficient buildings. The 2018 edition presents 110 projects co-funded within the EeB PPP under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) from 2010 to 2013 and 58 projects co-funded under Horizon 2020 programme between 2014 and 2017. 
Post date: 18 Jun 2018
Type: Publication

The workshop will be held at the European Parliament on June 27 (16.00 – 18.00) in Room 5F385, followed by a reception. The event is part of the Energy Days of the Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). Due to limited space online registration is needed.
Post date: 13 Jun 2018
Type: Event

The building sector is the largest energy-consuming sector in Europe. As retrofitting works are often unaffordable for people who own apartments in old blocks, the EU has had to step in   Spain is known as a land of sun and heat. But even here there are regions that have to face icy winter temperatures. In Valladolid, in the north of the country, many of the almost 300,000 inhabitants are in poorly isolated buildings built in the 1960s.  
Post date: 13 Jun 2018
Type: News

The Report "Understanding user needs" is an analytic report based on a survey of 1500+ participants from Bulgaria, Poland and Portugal.   The iBRoad project aims to eliminate barriers to deep renovation by developing an Individual Building Renovation Roadmap for single-family houses. The tool provides a customised renovation plan over a long-term period (10-20 years), which considers the occupants’ needs and specific situations.  
Post date: 12 Jun 2018
Type: News

The use of natural materials is growing rapidly in Argentina and other South American countries. Technical progress and policy implementation seem to go hand in hand  
Post date: 31 May 2018
Type: News

ABOUT THE EVENT: Electricity has driven the digital era, and heat has been essential to prepare food, to warm us in winter and to run and develop our industries. But all these processes that our modern societies and economies are built on also owe a lot to another decisive service: cooling.
Post date: 30 May 2018
Type: Event

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:  
Post date: 30 May 2018
Type: Publication

One of the main objectives of 4RinEU is to improve the energy performances of existing buildings through the renovation of their envelope. Therefore, within the project, a new concept of façade is being developed, namely a timber prefabricated multifunctional façade. These façade elements do not replace the existing façade, but they are added externally to the existing façade to increase its performances.
Post date: 28 May 2018
Type: News

VIPA International is organizing a conference entitled ‘More space and saving energy with Vacuum Insulation Panels’. This event (free of charge) will take place on Thursday morning, 27 September 2018, in Vienna, Austria.  
Post date: 28 May 2018
Type: Event