A residential energy-saving retrofitting program adopts strategies to convince local inhabitants of its benefits.
Post date: 23 Jan 2015
Building typologies have proved to be a useful instrument for an in-depth understanding of the energy performance of certain building types and categories. In the framework of the IEE project TABULA, residential building typologies have been developed for 13 European countries following a common methodological structure. Each national typology consists of a classification scheme grouping buildings according to their size, age and further energy-relevant parameters, and a set of exemplary buildings representing the respective building types [IWU 2012a].
Post date: 13 Jan 2015
Post date: 22 Sep 2014
European Investment Bank - BEI/14/172 23/07/2014The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing EUR 22.47 million - the first tranche of an approved EIB loan for a total amount of EUR 136.5 million - to finance the second phase of the refurbishment programme for multi-family housing in the Sector 1 municipality of the Romanian Capital of Bucharest. The project is expected to result in around 50% savings in the heating energy consumption of the buildings concerned.
Post date: 25 Jul 2014
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