On 25 June, in collaboration with BUILD UP, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) organised a webinar to invite architects to engage with piloting the Level(s) scheme. The event was moderated by Dr. Judit Kimpian, Chair of the ACE Sustainability Work Group and organised as part of a project supported by the Creative Europe programme. Speakers discussed the aims, applicability, case studies and benefits of the Level(s) scheme and outlined ways of participating in the testing phase.
Post date: 9 Aug 2018
Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps - My path towards an energy efficient home
iBRoad project, funded by the Horizon 2020 European programme, aims at exploring, designing, developing and demonstrating the concept of individual Building Renovation Roadmaps. With the innovative approach proposed, the project aims to become a real driver for deep renovation.
Post date: 15 Nov 2017
This guide, published by the European Copper Institute, presents a simple methodology for assessing the energy consumption of a building and identifying cost effective opportunities to improve energy efficiency, reduce operating costs, and minimise carbon emissions.
Post date: 2 Oct 2017
As occupant behaviour can be considered as one of the main drivers of the performance gap, the Horizon 2020 funded TOPAs project (Tools for cOntinuous building Performance Auditing) will focus on reducing the gap from an operational perspective, hence supporting Post Occupancy Evaluation. Quantifying the performance gap is non-trivial, the performance gap is dependent on time and contextual factors, and individual buildings will have a particular performance gap.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
iBROAD, the new Horizon 2020 project aiming to explore, design, develop and demonstrate the concept of individual Building Renovation ROADmaps, kicked off on 3-4 July 2017 in Athens, Greece.
These building renovation roadmaps will serve as a tool outlining deep step-by-step renovation plans with customised recommendations for individual buildings (iBROAD-Plan), combined with a repository of building-related information (logbook, iBROAD- Log).
Post date: 4 Jul 2017
Το Energy Efficiency Conference 2017, που θα διεξαχθεί στην Αθήνα στις 29 Σεπτεμβρίου, έχει ως στόχο την ανάδειξη των πιο αποτελεσματικών μεθόδων που εφαρμόστηκαν από κορυφαίες εταιρίες για να βελτιώσουν την ενεργειακή τους απόδοση, σε πολλαπλούς τομείς και διαδικασίες (παραγωγή, κτήρια, εσωτερικές λειτουργίες, υπηρεσίες).
Post date: 26 Jun 2017
The Bauz! Vienna Congress on Sustainable Building will take place at the Messe Congress Center in Vienna, Austria, on 15-17 February 2017 in the framework of the Bauen & Energie Wien exhibition.
The event's motto is "What may change?", referring to the 2015 Paris Agreement, i.e. the agreement on the decarbonization of the world economy by 2050. The event focuses on the upcoming changes in the area of planning and building in the years to come in order to reach this goal.
Post date: 22 Nov 2016
Families across Europe are taking steps that will reduce their energy consumption by more than 3,000,000 kWh thanks to the work of the EU funded FIESTA project.
The project, coordinated by Area Science Park Trieste, has carried out more than 1,022 energy audits with families in five European countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Hungary, Italy and Spain. The project includes five technical partners (one for each participating country) and 14 cities.
Post date: 2 Nov 2016
The economic assessment tool allows estimating the energy saving potential and economic benefits of retrofitting shopping centers.
The tool targets managers and owners and allows entering relevant information about their centre. It provides quick information on the energy consumption and options to reduce energy demand, CO2-emissions, environmental impacts and provides an economic assessment of the investments.
Post date: 26 Oct 2016
The main idea of CommONEnergy is to shift from single-action refurbishments to deep – energy performing - retrofitting. The basis for doing so is a systemic approach involving technology solution-sets and innovative methods and tools, named Systemic Retrofitting Approach (SRA), requiring a careful analysis of the buildings to be retrofitted. Energy audits in this sense are essential as they provide knowledge of energy flows on the premises and of factors that directly affect energy consumption.
Post date: 26 Oct 2016