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Self-Driving Vehicles - Green Revolution, Or Eco-Disaster?

There’s been a lot of talk over the last few years about self-driving vehicles. Vehicles ‘driven’, essentially, by computer are being rolled out in various locations across the world. The technology, we’re told, is ready to go - all that...
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Joint Webinars: From innovation to final product in enterprise (by UBRUN) and Innovation in smart metering (by Elgama)

13th Webinar: From innovation to final product in enterprise presented by UBRUN   In this webinar, UBRUN described the transition of innovative concepts to final product in enterprise via active collaboration between academia and...
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Dynamic, flexible and human-centric – Innovation towards smart energy management (by NUS)

15th Webinar: Dynamic, flexible and human-centric – Innovation towards smart energy management presented by NUS   Building GHG emission can be reduced by increasing the use of renewable energy sources by suppliers at energy generation...
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Joint Webinars: Optimised operation of smart grids (by AEA and TUC), Integration capabilities of various technologies for smart grids (by AEA)

11th Webinar: Optimised operation of smart grids presented by AEA and TUC   1st part by AEA: The main objective of this webinar was to underline the need for optimised operation of smart grids. The webinar contents are summarised below...
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Joint Webinars: Smart Grids district heating/cooling and co-generation (by IDEA), LEAF Community and CAMP IT (by AEA and TUC)

9th Webinar – Smart Grids district heating/cooling and cogeneration organised by IDEA   The main objective of this webinar was to present an overview about district heating and cooling (DHC), its link with cogeneration, the perspectives...
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Smart metering solution: systematic approach, flexible implementation

8th Webinar - Smart metering solution: systematic approach, flexible implementation organised by ELGAMA     The main objective of the Smart metering solution: systematic approach, flexible implementation Webinar, was presented by ELGAMA...
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Smart Communities

7th  Webinar - Smart Communities organised by UoA and CyI   The main objective of the Smart Communities Webinar, presented by the UoA, was to underline the development of Smart and NZEB for Europe, analysing the major problems and...
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Definition of Smart Grids

6th Webinar  - organised by TUC: Definition of Smart Grids   The main objective of the Definitions of Smart Grids Webinar, presented by TUC, was to introduce the fundamental principles of smart grids. Various definitions and different...
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Joint Webinars: Two case studies of smart ZEB (by AEA-Loccioni Group) & The ZEB buildings technology market (by IDEA)

4th Webinar - Two case studies of smart ZEB: the LEAF House & the LEAF Lab organised by AEA / Loccioni Group   The Leaf House and Leaf Lab were presented as they constitute a best practice Smart Residential Building and the first...
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Training in Smart and Zero Energy Buildings & nZEB Case Studies in Cyprus

3rd Webinar - Training in Smart and Zero Energy Buildings by Cyprus Institute & nZEB Case studies organised by Cyprus University of Technology   In the first session hosted by Cyprus University of Technology, a case study of energy...
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The concept of Zero Energy Buildings

2nd Webinar - The concept of Zero Energy Buildings organised by the Technical University of Crete   In the second webinar which took place on the 11 November 2015,  the main objectives were to underline the main definitions of Zero...
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The Concept of Smart Buildings and Integrated Design

1st Webinar - The concept of Smart Buildings and the Integrated Design organised by University of Athens   The first webinar of the Smart GEMS project took place on 21 October 2015. The objective of the webinar was to underline the...
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Renewschool-tool

This interactive web-tool, released in the framework of the EU project RENEW SCHOOL was launched to guide decision makers to well-informed decisions for school buildings and renovation options The main decisions to make include:  ...
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Energy efficiency of buildings: video interview with the EBC President

  European Institutions should take into account the importance of the renovation sector, that creates thousands of jobs in Europe and will reduce energy consumption, according to Patrick Liébus, President of the European Builders...
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Ventilative cooling potential analysis tool

This tool, developed in the framework of International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA- EBC) Annex 62 Ventilative cooling, analyses the potential of ventilative cooling by taking into account not only...
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New WebApp: Sankey Flow Show - Draw sankey diagrams directly in your browser

Sankey Flow Show is a WebApp that runs in your browser and allows you to draw Sankey diagrams directly.  A free student and test license is available. Test it now!   Decide whether quantities are represented by the widths of the...
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Wärmebrücken-Online

Auf wärmebrücken-online.de können interessierte Planer, Architekten und Ingenieure auf eine der umfangreichsten Datenbanken für Wärmebrücken (mit über 300 Grunddetails mit zirka 4000 Varianten) zugreifen. Die Online-Plattform wurde als...
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What Could Make The Public Choose More Pro-Renewables?

We’re not doing badly so far as ‘green’ attitudes go. More people than ever before feel positively about renewable energy, and would like to see a greater global commitment to reducing carbon emissions. We’re more ‘eco-conscious’ than ever...
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European Regional Network of the World GBC: Position Paper on the EPBD

  This paper, released in March 2017, sets out the key messages from the Europe Regional Network (ERN) of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) on the key elements of the Clean Energy Package impacting Green Building Councils (GBCs) and...
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What are the steps to build “smart” and how can we measure the smartness of a building?

Building smart involves the following steps:   building according to the local climate by exploiting passive design measures to increase energy efficiency in an integrated design; adequate and resource oriented integration of technical...