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Dan Stefanica: "40% of all residential and 65% of all commercial buildings will be heated by electricity in 2030"

Build Up: In brief, how can heat pump technology be explained?   Dan Stefanica: A heat pump is a device that can provide heating, cooling, and hot water for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Any...
BUILDING CONVERSATIONS UP WITH... Dan Stefanica, Head of EU projects at European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) talking about renewable heating solutions for existing...
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FRIENDSHIP first e-learning video

Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (#SHIP), with a combined high-density heat storage and temperatures going up to 200°C (300°C in the long-term) and minus 10-20°C (minus 40°C in the long term): such are the...
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The new EU Industrial Strategy – “High Level Construction Forum”

Three clusters (environment, digitalisation and resilience) have also been created, and the aim is to design a roadmap with milestones and concrete actions that will help a green and digital transition for the construction ecosystem, which...
The Covid-19 pandemic changed all the priorities for the European Commission, so that in March 2020 it presented the "industrial strategy" that would be focused on the green and digital transition. In 2021 it published an updated edition...
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MODERATE project

How will you do it? MODERATE seeks to connect stakeholders in the construction sector with data providers, eventually developing data analytics services that can be transformed into accessible knowledge for end-users.   Partners EURAC...
The lack of interoperability between datasets is a current problem, and also applies to buildings. In this respect, the MODERATE project aims to develop an open marketplace so that data owners can reliably share their data. 
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DIGIBUILD project

These data encompass various aspects of the built environment, such as how people and businesses interact with buildings, how the energy data obtained is analysed or the construction details of the building in question.   Partners...
Existing buildings are at the forefront of energy consumption in Europe and are currently considered energy inefficient. The DIGIBUILD project focuses on creating digital enablers to transform existing buildings into digital and more...
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WEDISTRICT video: Retrofitting of an Inefficient Section of a District Heating System

  The video shows the demo site at the University Politehnica of Bucharest where a section of the district heating system has been retrofitted with a combination of many different renewable energy technologies – geothermal energy combined...
The European Horizon2020 project W.E.District aims to integrate multiple sources of renewable energy and excess heat at three demonstration sites in Rumania, Sweden and Spain under different climatic conditions across Europe to showcase...
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Dan Stefanica: "40% of all residential and 65% of all commercial buildings will be heated by electricity in 2030"

Build Up: In brief, how can heat pump technology be explained?   Dan Stefanica: A heat pump is a device that can provide heating, cooling, and hot water for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Any heat pump installation...
BUILDING CONVERSATIONS UP WITH... Dan Stefanica, Head of EU projects at European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) talking about renewable heating solutions for existing buildings. Dan Stefanica is the Head of EU Projects at the European Heat...
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REMIND project

Start date: 1 October 2022 - End date: 30 September 2025   Partners   UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES (ULB) UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE YUCATAN This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation...
The EU-funded REMIND project will seek to draw inspiration from indigenous Mayan urbanisation techniques in an attempt to improve urban planning and design in the Merida region (Mexico). This area has been affected by rapid urbanisation...
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IEA EBC Annex 78 - Supplementing Ventilation with Gas-phase Air Cleaning, Implementation and Energy Implications

In addition, the project aims to bring together researchers and industry and design a test method for air cleaners, taking into account perceived air quality and substances present in indoor air.   Status: Ongoing (2018 - 2023).
The IEA EBC Annex 78 (Supplementing Ventilation with Gas-phase Air Cleaning, Implementation and Energy Implications) aims to further research into the energy benefits of gas-phase air cleaners, which are considered to be a partial...
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Cyprus Energy Agency (CEA)

In addition, the CEA assists local authorities in sustainable energy planning by supporting the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and providing technical support to design actions that contribute to climate change mitigation.  ...
The Cyprus Energy Agency was founded in 2009 with the support of the European Union's Intelligent Energy Europe programme. Today, the CEA contributes to innovation and sustainable development, and has become an information point on various...