Current assessments of residential building energy demand focus mainly on operational energy, notably in thermal terms. The embodied energy of buildings and the transport energy consumption of their users are typically overlooked. Recent studies have shown that these two energy demands can represent more than half of the life cycle energy over 50 years.
Post date: 2 Jul 2014
The Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP) is Ireland’s official procedure for calculating and assessing the energy required for space heating, ventilation, water heating and lighting, less savings from energy generation technologies. DEAP calculates the annual delivered energy consumption, primary energy consumption and carbon dioxide emission for standardised occupancy in dwellings.
Post date: 30 May 2014
La réglementation sur les certificats de Performance Energétique des Bâtiments (PEB) impose que le vendeur ou le bailleur d’une habitation individuelle fasse établir un certificat PEB par un certificateur agréé, préalablement à la mise en vente (depuis le 1er mai 2011) ou à la mise en location (depuis le 1er novembre 2011) de son bien. Le certificat PEB est un document exprimant la consommation standardisée d’un bien par an et par m² sur base de ses caractéristiques énergétiques (isolation, ventilation, installations techniques,…).
Post date: 27 May 2014
The Bold New Face of KoprivnicaCroatia How a city in the EU’s newest member state has hardwired sustainable development into its urban planning
Post date: 4 Feb 2014
This thesis from the University of Lüneburg (Germany) examines the process of implementation of the EPBD for residential buildings in Germany between 2003 and 2010. New context specific criteria are developed to describe the formal transposition and practical application of this directive (in 2012).
Post date: 30 Jan 2014
In the framework of the European Forum for Science and Industry, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission organised a round table discussion on scientific support to energy efficient buildings on 29 November 2013 in Brussels.
Post date: 21 Jan 2014
Post date: 9 Jan 2014
EnergielinQ is the knowledge hub of the transition program “Energiesprong” , Energieleap in Dutch.All the knowledge of the Energyleap at one place including experience and experts and available to everybody.Energyleap wants to undertake energy demand and consumption of buildings without an energy bill. Experiments bring a lot of knowledge and experience. Some experiments succeed others do not - but there are, in any case, valuable lessons to be learned.
Post date: 30 Oct 2013
Platform 31 is a foundation with 25 years of experience in the (social) housing sector. Since 2010 it has been running the 5-year innovation-implementation program « Energiesprong » (EnergyLeap in Dutch). Platform31 supports professionals and organizations with social, economic and urban issues. Dissemination activities in training, conferences and excursions are available on the website. There is also information about Platform31, partners, news, and publications as well as an active blog section.
Post date: 29 Oct 2013
These regulations revoke and replace the previous Regulations. They impose certain functional or performance requirements in relation to the construction, alteration or extension of a building, certain services and fittings, and any building undergoing a material change of use. The Regulations set out technical requirements and are supported by a suite of guidance Technical Booklets published by the Department. The Regulations are subdivided into Parts, with each Part defining the requirements for a particular aspect of the building design and construction, in particular:
Post date: 23 Oct 2013