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Energy Efficient Retrofitting - Technology and Maritime Museum in Malmo, Sweden (Continental Climatic Area)

The A2PBEER research project focused on “energy efficient retrofitting” methodology for public buildings. Within the context of this project it has been developed an initial systemic energy efficient buildings’ retrofitting methodology for...
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Energy Efficient Retrofitting - University Campus in Bilbao-Spain (Oceanic Climatic Area)

The A2PBEER research project focused on “energy efficient retrofitting” methodology for public buildings. Within the context of this project it has been developed an initial systemic energy efficient buildings’ retrofitting methodology for...
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Energy Efficient Retrofitting - Aflivadem Vocational School at Ankara, Turkey (Mediterranean Climatic Area)

The A2PBEER research project focused on “energy efficient retrofitting” methodology for public buildings. Within the context of this project it has been developed an initial systemic energy efficient buildings’ retrofitting methodology for...
News

When Smart Means Dim

An urban district in western Turkey is trialling a smart lighting system in a bid to cut energy bills and be more ecological.   The Yaşamköyü District in Tepebaşı, north-west Turkey has deployed a new intelligent lighting system along four...
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Comparative analysis of standardized indicators for smart sustainable cities: what indicators and standards to use and when?

The choice of the most suitable indicator framework is crucial, but difficult, as it requires expert knowledge. To help cities in their choice, this paper compares seven recently published indicator standards for Smart sustainable cities...
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New guidance for public officers on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: Navigating new requirements for renovation strategies

The Clean Energy for all Europeans policy package led to the revision of several key pieces of legislation related to the renovation of buildings. Most notable was the revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)...
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Sustainable as the new normal for DGNB

The DGNB is the German Sustainable Building Council. Founded in 2007 by 16 initiators from a variety of specialist backgrounds in the construction and property industry, in order to promote sustainable building in the future.   The figures...
DGNB published a report illustrating the importance of certification in the context of both achieving targets of emissions reduction as well as embarking into more transparency in the construction process.
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OVERVIEW | Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum: Matching local scale action with long term objectives and financing

The Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum was first launched in 2014. In February 2019 a two-day event was held in which significant achievements and challenges in the evolution of this initiative were reviewed. Over 700 participants...
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PV-ESTIA – an Interreg Balkan-Med project transforming buildings into a controllable energy source

In the framework of the PV-ESTIA project, the performance of the proposed PV+storage Innovative Management Scheme will be evaluated under real-field conditions. Pilot installations will be selected with the aim to examine if and how the...
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venticool newsletter issue #13 - December 2018

New standardization projects relevant to ventilative cooling applications have officially been initiated under Technical Committees (TC) in the European Committee for Standardization (CEN/TC 156) and the International Organization for...
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AIVC March 2019 Newsletter

This issue of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre’s (AIVC) newsletter provides an overview of the centre’s latest achievements and initiatives i.e. information on past and future events, new publications, feedback on on-going AIVC...
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World's tallest Passive House: high-rise Bolueta (Bilbao-Spain)

The developers and architects of this project have set very high goals. With the Bolueta building, they wanted to set a new Passive House record and at the same time ensure the quality of the building through certification. Bolueta in the...
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Thermomodernization of Nursery in Chmielnik

Thermomodernization of the building of the Local Government Nursery in Chmielnik. Construction of the Local Government Preschool in Chmielnik it was started in 1959 and lasted until 1961. The building was put into use without access to...
This full energy renovation of a public building is certainly beneficial in the local context, and in Poland where coal is still widely used for heating, it is an important good practice with a lighthouse effect.
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CPAS Vanpe “Very Low Energy” Heritage / Office Building Renovation - Brussels

Location:  Rue Vanpé 50, 1190 Forest, BrusselsClient:   Forest CPASConstruction Budget: 1471 €/m² - excl.VATGross Area: 1017 m²   The project embraces the thorough renovation a building from the 1930s. The CPAS of Forest Municipality of...
CPAS (public centre for social welfare) Vanpe, Project goes deep in energy-efficiency renovation and Art-Deco heritage conservation.
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BAINS DE LAEKEN - Swimming pools complex Low-Energy Renovation - Brussels

Programme: Sports Equipment   /  Location: Rue du champ de l'Eglise 73 - 1020 Brussels Client: City of Brussels Refurbishment Budget: (technical installations + energy envelope):  € 3,49 M excl.VAT Area: 6088 m² net / 8778 m² brut   The “...
High-Efficiency Low-Energy Renovation of a large 1970's Sports Public Equipment
News

Florence: Renaissance and smart future

The Italian city has recently become a model smart city by implementing a broad plan ranging from urban development to mobility and new tourism management   When you hear Uffizi, Accademia and David what do you think about? Florence, for...
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Procuring energy saving building technologies for residential buildings

ATC Turin (ATC) is a public agency providing social housing in the Italian province of Turin. It has been improving the environmental and energy performance of its properties since 1996.   ATC was a partner of the Public Administration...
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Innovating financing schemes: 5 handbooks to help cities improve energy performance

To complement their peer-learning initiative, the PROSPECT programme has released 5 thematic handbooks (tackling Public buildings, Private buildings, Transport, Public lightning and Cross-sectoral initiatives) aimed at referencing and...
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Existing nZEB business models

This report summarizes activities and results of Workpackge 5, nZEB Business Models of the Horizon2020 CRAVEzero project.   The overall aim of this work package is to screen the European markets for interesting already existing business...
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New stakeholder recommendations on fulfilling the EU’s annual energy savings requirement

By the end of 2019, Member States are required to notify their policies and measures and explain how they add up to meeting the energy savings requirement set out by Article 7, as part of their integrated national energy and climate plans...
A new publication by the Coalition for Energy Savings provides recommendations for Member States planning for fulfilling their annual energy savings obligations post 2020. The minimum amount of energy savings set out by Article 7 of the...