Practices

OVERVIEW | Three times smart: Users, Buildings, and Electricity Grid
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OVERVIEW | Three times smart: Users, Buildings, and Electricity Grid

  Learnings for the development of the Smartness Indicator from an Austrian research and demonstration project     by Susanne Geissler (SERA energy & resources, Vienna)     This Overview Article presents selected findings of the...
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JRC Technical Report – Analysis of Member States' rules for allocating heating, cooling and hot water costs

Analysis of Member States' rules for allocating heating, cooling and hot water costs in multi-apartment/purpose buildings supplied from collective systems     The purpose of this report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) is to...
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OVERVIEW | Evolution of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

  by Marianna Papaglastra (Sympraxis Team)     The EU’s legislative framework for energy efficient buildings was strengthened in 2002 with the adoption of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD – Directive 2002/91/EC),...
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OVERVIEW | Nanomaterials in the built environment

by Dimitra Papadaki (NKUA)   The growing field of nanotechnology can be found in healthcare, electronics, cosmetics, information technology, and environmental protection, but also in the building sector. It involves the production of...
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venticool newsletter issue #11 - December 2017

The eleventh issue of the venticool newsletter includes two articles providing feedback on the ventilative cooling workshop in Brussels followed by the final IEA-EBC Annex 62 expert meeting in Gent in October, 2017. Further on, Professor...
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OVERVIEW | Alleviating Urban Heat Island in the Context of Climate Change

by Vasileios Ntouros (NKUA)   Urban Heat Island (UHI) is known to have significant impacts on the environment, giving rise to ambient temperatures in and around rural areas. At the same time, climate change issues are intensifying the UHI...
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OVERVIEW | Smart HVAC systems in buildings and energy savings

by François Durier (CETIAT)   Advanced controls for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can reduce consumption in unoccupied zones of a building. They can also continuously adapt the operation to fit the demand and...
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Dynastee newsletter 2017/9

DYNASTEE continues to disseminate information on dynamic assessment methods for the energy performance of buildings. The ninth issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter is an introduction to more in depth information, articles on new approaches and...
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Das energieautarke Solarhaus: Mit der Sonne wohnen

In diesem Buch wird der technische Weg von der Idee bis zur Realisierung eines energieautarken Solarhauses dargestellt. Konkrete technische Auswertungen und ein persönlicher Wohn-Erfahrungsbericht geben Auskunft über den Nutzen und die...
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European commissioning practices today

This slide presentation from REHVA, the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations, was given during a Workshop about commissioning of buildings in India held in February 2014. It emphasises the needs for...