Public and non-residential buildings

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CA EPBD Workshop Recordings | Vocational skills for energy efficient buildings

Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD) public stakeholder workshop   24 October 2017, Bucharest, Romania   A qualified building workforce is essential to ensure the higher levels of...
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BUILD UP Webinar Recordings | Health performance of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

15 December 2017, 10:30-12:00 Brussels time (CET)   We spend 90% of our life indoors in buildings, so the quality of the indoor environment has a major impact on our health, well-being, and productivity. The health, comfort and...
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Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and innovation meet

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...
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OVERVIEW | Energy efficient university campus projects

By Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)   Similarly to energy efficient school projects, university complexes offer the possibility to reduce...
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OVERVIEW | Increasing the real estate value of existing buildings to counterbalance an energy retrofit

by Dimitra Papadaki (NKUA)   Retrofitting the existing building stock plays a key role in the reduction of energy consumption, fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Currently, in Europe about 35% of the buildings are over 50...
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ABRACADABRA project- Past, running and future projects on Add-ons

This report, by the ABRACADABRA H2020 project, presents the attractiveness of a new renovation strategy based on volumetric Add-ons and Renewable Energy Sources (AdoRES) intended as one (or a set of) Assistant Building unit(s) - like aside...
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UHI Project - Decision Support System (DSS)

Decision Support System (DSS) is a software developed within the context of the UHI (Urban Heat Island) project, implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It is a...
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Mandatory post occupancy evaluations on government projects demand clear strategy on performance and handover

  by Gary Clark     The first of April 2016 marked the start of a quiet revolution in public sector procurement. On that date Building Information Management (BIM) became mandatory for all public funded buildings over 2000m²....