Building operation and energy management systems

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Energy efficient buildings – Presidency secures provisional deal with European Parliament

On Tuesday 19 December 2017, the Estonian presidency reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings. The outcome of the trilogue...
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How can energy related behaviours and energy conservation measures be grouped into different categories?

The most common way of categorising energy conservation measures is by cost:   Low- to No-cost measures Medium-cost measures  High-cost measures. Low- to No-cost measures require very low, if any, investment and design input. Examples...
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OVERVIEW | Possibilities and challenges of BIM with respect to the assessment of the energy performance of buildings

By Peter Wouters, INIVE   BIM (Building Information Modelling) is in many EU countries high on the agenda. This article is focusing on the potential of BIM in relation to the energy performance of building assessment and...
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OVERVIEW | Quality of installation of heating and cooling systems in buildings

by François Durier (CETIAT)   Reducing the energy consumption of heating and cooling systems in buildings requires:   to reduce building heating and cooling needs, via high performance building envelopes,...
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European Commission presents new Action Plan for the Planet: Ten initiatives for a modern and clean economy

  Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit.    ...
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EU Invests in the Planet: Ten Initiatives for a Modern and Clean Economy

  The Juncker Commission's contribution to the One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 December 2017     At the One Planet Summit, which took place in Paris on 12 December 2017 marking the second anniversary of the Paris...
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OVERVIEW | Quality Management within Building Commissioning

  by: Anita Derjanecz, REHVA Managing Director - Francesco Mariottini, REHVA Assistant Project Engineer     Quality management and building commissioning are key tools in closing the gap between designed and actual energy...
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QUANTUM press release: German guidelines on Technical Monitoring pave the way for Quality Management services

The German Working Group for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of State and Municipal Administrations (AMEV) released in August its Guidelines on Technical Monitoring of buildings. QUANTUM partners synavision and the Institute for...