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A new step-by-step approach for upskilling in Green Digital Buildings

The development of new technologies in the building industry has influenced the working construction cycle. In fact, it affects designers who need to know how to design a new technology or energy system and...

Infographic - Opaque façade systems can be intelligent too!

In this infographic you can learn more not only about intelligent façades, but also about other elements of the building envelope, as intelligent opaque components also play an important role here.
What makes an intelligent façade? Its ability to modify autonomously and reversibly some behaviours, thanks to an external control system which optimises the performance under different weather conditions.   But what about...

SmartBuilt4EU white paper (Topic 2A): "Interoperability"

The SmartBuilt4EU project has set up four task forces investigating issues related to smart buildings: their objective is to identify the remaining challenges and barriers to smart building deployment, and...

A guide for energy renovation of public historic buildings using a BIM methodology and simulation-based approach

The ENI CBC Med BEEP project has just finished and one of its main outcome is the development of guidelines for the energy renovation and environmental improvement of public historic buildings through the use of ...

An antology of pathways of cultural heritage

This new antology edited by three Swedish researchers explores places and buildings of human history and cultural heritage by looking for pathways. Fifteen researchers from countries including India,...

Overview of heat pump technologies, applications and market developments

Electrically-driven heat pumps represent a solution to dramatically improve the efficiency of energy use for space and water heating. However, there is a lack of data in costs and performance...

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: a bottom-up approach for integrated system efficiency

Squaring security of supply and decarbonisation of buildings is not going to be straightforward. Buildings are the single largest source of energy consumption in the EU, representing 40% of final energy...

How can we adapt our buildings for a cleaner, greener future?

Becoming the first climate-neutral continent will require a variety of climate-friendly solutions to ensure a cost-effective energy transition, combined with citizens’ engagement and economic competitiveness. ...

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Revision: Accelerate the decarbonisation of Europe’s diverse building stock

COGEN Europe welcomes the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in the context of the Renovation Wave, to ensure that the buildings sector boost EU Green Deal ambitions and foster a green post-...

AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.4: Trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Belgium

AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.4 summarizes current knowledge on trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Belgium.   This is the fourth paper of a series being developed and dealing with trends in building...