Topics

Airtightness of Buildings and Ductwork

blower door
Energy efficient buildings and in particular near zero energy buildings require a specific attention to building airtightness. For more information, visit also www.tightvent.eu.

Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

Theme: Building envelope (walls, windows,...)
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "building envelope (walls, windows,...)"

Building operation and energy management systems

Building operation, monitoring, energy management, controls, energy management systems
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Themes "building operation, monitoring, energy management", and "Controls, energy management systems".

Calculation, simulation

Theme: Calculation, simulation
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "calculation, simulation"

Campaigning and awareness raising

Theme: Campaigning and awareness raising
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "campaigning and awareness raising"

Certification schemes

In the Community Certification we share knowledge, initiate discussions, raise questions and search for new solutions for the certification of buildings

Energy efficiency technologies and materials

Theme: Energy efficiency technologies and materials
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "energy efficiency technologies and materials"

Energy performance calculation procedures and CEN standards

Harmonization of the energy performance calculation procedures in Europe. Preparation of a second generation of CEN standards to support the (recast) EPBD.

Energy performance certification

Theme: Energy performance certification
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "energy performance certification"

Energy Performance Contracting

Community to exchange on EPC projects and to stimulate adoption of EPC accross Europe

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

This community is a forum dedicated to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. It aims to exchange information about the directive's background, contents, implementation and future...

Energy policies and regulatory framework

Theme: Energy policies
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Themes "energy policies" and "legislation, regulations, standards".

Energy sources, district heating / cooling, cogeneration

Theme: Energy sources, district heating / cooling, cogeneration
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "energy sources, district heating / cooling, cogeneration"

Environmental issues related to buildings

Theme: Environmental issues related to buildings
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "environmental issues related to buildings"

Financing, socio-economics

Theme: Financing, socio-economics
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "financing, socio-economics"

Heat Pumps in buildings

Heat pump city
Our aim is to outline the potential heat pumps have to reduce the greenhouse emissions of buildings and local communities.

HVAC systems (heating, cooling, domestic hot water, ventilation)

Theme: Air conditioning, cooling, ventilation, air infiltration, heating, domestic hot water
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Themes "air conditioning, cooling, ventilation, air infiltration" and "heating, domestic hot water"

Indoor environment (thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics)

Theme: Thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics"

Inspection

Theme: Inspection
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "Inspection"

Lighting

Theme: Lighting
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "lighting"

Micro-CHP in buildings

The aim of this Community is to highlight the potential of micro-CHP in increasing the energy efficiency of buildings.

Nearly zero-energy buildings

EPBD requests Member States to ensure that by 2021 all new buildings be nearly zero-energy buildings; public buildings already by 2019. Discuss here national applications of the NZEB definition and...

On-site renewable energy sources

Theme: On-site renewable energy sources
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "on-site renewable energy sources"

Public and non-residential buildings

Theme: Public and non residential buildings
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "public and non residential buildings"

Residential buildings

Theme: Residential buildings
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "residential buildings"

School of the Future

School
The joint community of the two EU projects 'School of the Future' and 'VERYSchool' presents new research results and shining examples of how to reach the future high performance...

Software for Building Energy Performance

Create favourable conditions for the development of pan-European software instead of patchwork of national methods. Dissemination of good practice, information and the identification of common...

Solar shading

Demonstrate solar shading as an efficient saving measure in buildings.

Sustainable Public, Cooperative and Social Housing

This BUILD-UP Community offers a selection of relevant articles to the wide Public, Cooperative and Social Housing sector, with a link to the www.powerhouseeurope.eu initiative led by www....

Training and education

Theme: Training and education
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "training and education"

Ventilated Claddings

A wide variety of cladding systems are available for installation as a buildings exterior wall cladding. Each system must be specially adapted to its intended building use. Panels are usually...

Ventilative cooling

Ventilative cooling refers to the use of natural or mechanical ventilation strategies to cool indoor spaces, and thereby both improve thermal comfort and reduce space cooling energy use which may be...

Very low energy buildings

Theme: Very low energy buildings
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "very low energy buildings"

Windows, Doors, Curtain Walls

In the past windows influenced only 20-30% the energy demand of buildings but in low energy buildings windows have already an influence of more than 50% to the energy needs. With the upcoming net...