Practices

OVERVIEW | Is HVAC system flexibility linked to energy savings?

OVERVIEW | Is HVAC system flexibility linked to energy savings?

by François Durier (CETIAT)   What do we mean by flexibility?   In the context of the energy performance of buildings, the flexibility of a system refers to its ability to adapt to changes, and the ease with which it responds to such changes whilst...
OVERVIEW | Energy Performance of Buildings standards: past and future

OVERVIEW | Energy Performance of Buildings standards: past and future

by Tiziana Buso (REHVA)   Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) standards are nowadays on every energy efficiency expert's lips. We are at a turning point in the road towards a homogenous energy efficiency market. However, the goal is not yet achieved. The...

OVERVIEW | Is HVAC system flexibility linked to energy savings?

by François Durier (CETIAT)   What do we mean by flexibility?   In the context of the energy performance of buildings, the flexibility of a system refers to its ability to adapt to changes, and the ease with which it responds to such...

OVERVIEW | Energy Performance of Buildings standards: past and future

by Tiziana Buso (REHVA)   Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) standards are nowadays on every energy efficiency expert's lips. We are at a turning point in the road towards a homogenous energy efficiency market. However, the goal is not...

OVERVIEW | A BUILD UP view of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020

  by Arla Fytrou-Moschopoulou (Sympraxis Team)     With the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme, which was announced on 27 October 2017, the European Commission aims for a greater impact of research funding by focusing on concrete critical...

Bright future for crowdfunding renewable energy projects in Europe

Crowdfunding renewable energy projects in Europe: a reality and bright perspectives   The CrowdFundRES partners talk about the state of play and potential of crowdfunding in Europe   The European PV solar energy conference EU PVSEC...

4th European ETICS Forum 2017 conference summary

The fourth European ETICS Forum 2017: a great success story   On 5 October 2017 the European Association for ETICS (EAE) held its 4th European ETICS Forum in Warsaw. The breathtaking modern architecture of the Polin Museum provided the...

OVERVIEW | Cost reduction of new Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings: which projects are in the pipeline?

by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)   The deadline for new buildings to fulfil the Nearly Zero-Energy Building (NZEB) level as defined by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is approaching...

OVERVIEW | Linking financial incentives with the energy savings achieved

by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics), Francois Durier (CETIAT), Marina Laskari (NKUA)   In the Annex “Accelerating clean energy in buildings” of the European Commission's legislative proposal “Clean Energy...

OVERVIEW | Right and Tight: What’s New in Ductwork and Building Airtightness?

by Valérie Leprince (PLEIAQ), Maria Kapsalaki (INIVE), François Rémi Carrié (INIVE)   In the last decade, building airtightness testing has gradually become mandatory in Denmark, France, Ireland, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Many other...