Building occupants

A revised EU directive to fight energy poverty and pulmonary diseases due to unhealthy buildings should be approved this month   Home sweet home. Houses are supposed to be our nest, a shelter from the world outside. But how healthy are European homes?   Nowadays most of our time is spent indoors, often at home, one reason being the current shift to “desk jobs”. It follows that the environment of the buildings we live, work and play in has a major health impact.  
Post date: 9 Apr 2018
Type: News

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that each year 4.3 million people die of exposure to household pollutants. Buildings with a safe indoor environment can reduce healthcare costs  
Post date: 9 Apr 2018
Type: News

  The CoNZEBs team is asking for your opinion, based on your personal experiences, conversations with friends and neighbours, media or technical literature. Do you have any questions and open dilemmas regarding living in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings? The questionnaire below will take -10 minutes  and your opinion will be very helpful for developing a CONZEBs information platform for future users of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings. The deadline for your contribution is 30 April 2018.   Thank you for your cooperation.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2018
Type: News

In the coming decades one of the key technologies to be implemented in intelligent buildings will be LiFi, the transfer of data through light   Just imagine: you get back home one evening, unlocking your door with the torch light of your mobile. You sit down on your sofa, download a film 100 times faster than currently possible and enjoy the movie on a fully secure wireless connection. This is already possible in some smart buildings, and could be the norm in the future, thanks to LiFi – or Light Fidelity.  
Post date: 19 Mar 2018
Type: News

A talk with Italian expert Antonio Disi about building maintenance, smart technologies and “energy illiterate” citizens     
Post date: 26 Feb 2018
Type: News

Due to its reliance on renewable energy sources, district heating is becoming a preferred energy saving solution. One of the biggest challenges, however, is convincing homeowners of the long-term value of retrofitting buildings to accommodate the smart solution  
Post date: 17 Dec 2017
Type: News

Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and innovation have to shake hands   In recent years, the word “smart” has started rolling off the tongues and keyboards of policy makers in many areas of our global village. The building and construction sector is no stranger to this word as EU directives on energy efficiency specifically target the building stock old and new, under the heading “Smart Cities and Communities”.  
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Type: News

The  E2VENT WORKSHOP which will be held within the BUDMA - International Construction and Architectural Fair in Poznan, Poland.  
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Type: Event

The “washing machines” district smartens up to halve energy consumption   A peripheral district in Genoa, Italy, has become a smart city lab. The project has improved apartment conditions, reduced waste and lowered the energy bill, all with the help of building occupants.    
Post date: 13 Dec 2017
Type: News

The European Commission stresses the importance of a major “energy democracy” to boost renewables. A process that could also pave the way for alternative finance such as crowdfunding.  
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: News