Building occupants

The region of Navarra is building over 500 nearly zero-energy building (NZEB) units to provide affordable and energy efficient homes for their citizens. Nearly zero-energy buildings have very low energy consumption due to their design and the materials used in their construction and reduce energy consumption by 75% compared to standard buildings. The project will also contribute towards social integration and urban regeneration through the provision of affordable rental housing.
Post date: 9 Aug 2018
Type: Case

The ECO-Binder project has released its sixth newsletter summarizing the project progress and we would like to share it with you. The ECO-Binder project is funded by the European Union under the H2020 research and innovation programme and it aims to implement industrial R&D activities related to developing Belite-Ye’elimite-Ferrite (BYF) based low-CO2 binders and demonstrating the possibility of replacing Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) based concrete products with new ones based on the new Belite-Ye’elimite-Ferrite (BYF) technology.
Post date: 8 Aug 2018
Type: News

CREATE consortium would like to share with you the fifth project newsletter, aiming to provide you with the latest news and information about the project progress. What is the CREATE project?
Post date: 8 Aug 2018
Type: News

Have you ever observed a sustainability challenge at school—a lack of recycling, or school buses idling—and felt unsure of how you could help address it? Whether you are a student, parent or teacher, you know things could be done better. You might wonder, Who should I talk to about the problem? What potential impact is it having on me and others at the school? What are some greener solutions?
Post date: 6 Aug 2018
Type: Link

The connection of a solar thermal (ST) façade system to a district heating system allows for the direct use of ST heat in the building while taking profit from the network for delivery/selling of excess heat and purchase of heat during periods of underproduction. The use of unglazed collectors for low-intrusive architectural interaction in façades is discussed.
Post date: 1 Aug 2018
Type: Publication

In most cases, building service designers choose between Solar thermal (ST) and District Heating (DH) technologies for their integration in buildings. By doing so, only a fraction of the buildings within a particular district is used for ST, while at the same time energy intensity in DH networks can be reduced. In some cases, building-integrated solar thermal systems are connected to DH networks by means of dedicated pipes. In all these cases, sub-optimal situations are reached with lower fraction of renewable heat, reduced network strength and/or additional heat losses.
Post date: 1 Aug 2018
Type: Publication

The focus of Retrofit Europe is on bringing innovation and market together, especially around retrofitting the existing housing stock to perform at (near) 0-energy levels. Main elements of the conference will be workshops, debates, and site visits, addressing innovations and the search for optimal solutions. Side events include the iiSBE annual meeting, A CO2 budgets for Built environment meeting, Masterclasses & excursions (Energiesprûng projects (NOM), prefab panel pilot projects and factories).
Post date: 30 Jul 2018
Type: Event

Scientific research and public policies in the field of energy consumption have primarily focused on drivers towards greater carbon efficiency. However, such an approach does not consider the long-term success of such measures within existing energy cultures where short-term efficiency gains may be wiped out by increasing overall consumption over time.
Post date: 25 Jul 2018
Type: Link

The research group ARDITEC from the Higher Technical School of Building Engineering at the University of Seville has led a pioneering European project to calculate the environmental impact of residential buildings. The novelty of this initiative is that for the first time an open-source computing tool which can, simply and intuitively, calculate the CO2 emissions in each phase of a building project, in order to obtain a global picture of its carbon footprint from its conception and to help decide every variable in the construction process.
Post date: 24 Jul 2018
Type: Tool

On 17-21 September 2018, you are welcome to join the India - EU Clean Energy Days & International Matchmaking organised by Business Beyond Borders (BBB) together with European Business & Technology Centre (EBTC) and supported by European Commission.
Post date: 24 Jul 2018
Type: Event