CELSIUS Summit 2017 - The Power of Networks will be held from 27 to 28 of November in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference will showcase the latest research and technological developments in addition to addressing key challenges faced by cities in the planning, development and optimisation of their district energy systems.
Post date: 18 Aug 2017
This webpage from the website of Which?, UK’s largest consumer organisation, presents an overview of products for heating and energy treatment that keep the home warm and efficient without raising energy bills. The products include solar panels, boilers, dehumidifiers, smart thermostats, batteries, wood burning stoves, heat pumps, etc.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
This book, is a guide to the relationship between building design, urban planning and climate. Aimed at architecture and urban planning professionals and students alike, it offers real-life solutions to climatological site planning and design issues, helping to settle disputes about site orientation, site organisation, and the assembly of building materials.
It is organised into the following three parts:
Post date: 28 Jun 2017
In the European Commission's proposal for a revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, released on 30 November 2016, substantial changes are proposed as regards the inspection of heating and air conditioning systems.
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: Ask the Experts
By François Durier, Michèle Mondot (CETIAT, France)
Two European Directives –the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives– and their accompanying regulations have introduced new minimum requirements for heating appliances, as well as a label to inform about their performances. This article presents these requirements and the foreseen label in respect to electrical heat pumps.
The Ecodesign Directive for electrical heat pumps
Post date: 7 Jun 2017
According to the Association of the European Heating Industry (EHI) – a wider penetration of efficient heat emitters needs to be an integral part of Europe’s ambition to achieve 30% energy efficiency gains by 2030. Promoting efficient heat emitters can improve the efficiency of heating systems as well as enable renewable heat appliances to find their place in the market. A heating system can run most efficiently, when all its components are designed to work together.
Post date: 17 May 2017
On 8 March 2017, the Vereinigung Österreichischer Kessellieferanten (VÖK), together with the representatives of the Austrian installers and chimney sweepers, presented the “Energy Savings Offensive”, introducing a label for the installed stock of heaters in Austria: the ‘Altgerätelabel’ or label for old appliances. The main objective is to raise people’s awareness about the age of their installed heating appliances and the need for modernisation.
Post date: 17 May 2017
Following the European Commission’s proposal for a heating and cooling strategy, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI) coordinated a consortium - consisting of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Fraunhofer ISE), TEP Energy GmbH, the TU Vienna Energy Economics Group, Observ’ER energies renouvelables.org and the Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy strategies (IREES)- to support the Commission with scientific studies and further develop its proposal for a heating and cooling strategy.
Post date: 31 Mar 2017
SmarterHouse, a project of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), is a residential energy savings guide. Following a review of measures to tighten up the building shell itself, the tool focuses on major appliances, heating equipment, air conditioning, lighting, and electronics—and how the energy use of those products can be reduced.
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Specific guidance for sub-metering of thermal energy in multi-unit buildings (implementation of Articles 9-11 of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (updated version))
Upon request by the European Commission, a series of guidelines were published to support Member States authorities and building owners in implementing art. 9-11 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED 2012/27/EU) concerning the consumption of thermal energy for heating, cooling and hot water in multi-apartment and multi-purpose buildings.
Post date: 24 Jan 2017