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What Could Make The Public Choose More Pro-Renewables?

We’re not doing badly so far as ‘green’ attitudes go. More people than ever before feel positively about renewable energy, and would like to see a greater global commitment to reducing carbon emissions. We’re more ‘eco-conscious’ than ever...
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European Regional Network of the World GBC: Position Paper on the EPBD

  This paper, released in March 2017, sets out the key messages from the Europe Regional Network (ERN) of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) on the key elements of the Clean Energy Package impacting Green Building Councils (GBCs) and...
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What are the steps to build “smart” and how can we measure the smartness of a building?

Building smart involves the following steps:   building according to the local climate by exploiting passive design measures to increase energy efficiency in an integrated design; adequate and resource oriented integration of technical...
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Are there at present in the context of Horizon 2020 projects dealing with innovation in smart buildings?

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). Under Horizon 2020 there are 3 types of actions supported: research, demonstration and market uptake...
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RENOVATE EUROPE publishes proposals for the 2017 legislative reviews of the EPBD and EED

How to make Renovate Europe's NZEB vision a reality by 2050?     On 27 March 2017, RENOVATE EUROPE released an infographic presenting their vision and the changes in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy...
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Vetro per l'Europa "Position Paper" sul EPBD e EED proposte di revisione da parte della Commissione

Dell'Europa di edifici ad alta efficienza energetica - i Miglioramenti necessari per l'UE, Pacchetto Inverno: EED e EPBD     Nel Marzo del 2017, BUILD UP Partner di Vetro per l'Europa pubblicato un position paper e un rilevante...
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Quali sono le chiavi per decarbonizzare il riscaldamento e il raffreddamento in Europa?

5 fattori che frenano la transizione energetica verso un Europa a emissioni zero entro il 2050, scrive Thomas Nowak.   L'uso dell'energia nella nostra società deve cambiare se vogliamo mantenere il riscaldamento globale ben al di sotto...
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Integrated Design Process library: CommONEnergy tool for shopping centre retrofitting

The Integrated Design Process library (IDP) library is publicly distributed on the CommONEnergy website as a free excel-based online repository available to help shopping centre owners and managers in planning mall retrofitting, providing...
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RINNOVARE l'EUROPA: la povertà Energetica – nessuno dovrebbe scegliere tra riscaldamento e mangiare

Il 16 Marzo 2017, RINNOVARE l'EUROPA ha rilasciato una nota informativa sulla povertà energetica nell'Unione Europea: le sue cause, conseguenze e possibili soluzioni.  la briefing, evidenzia le seguenti:     La povertà energetica è...
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TABSDesign: a free tool for the sizing and control of thermally activated building systems (TABS)

The free HVAC design tool “TABSDesign” is a computational aid for the sizing and control of thermally activated building systems (TABS). It supports and executes HVAC design of TABS through the unknown-but-bounded (UBB) planning process...
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Οι θέσεις του ΕΙΠΑΚ για το νέο «Εξοικονομώ κατ’ οίκον» και την αναθεώρηση του ΚΕΝΑΚ

  Στις 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2017, το Ελληνικό Ινστιτούτο Παθητικού Κτιρίου (ΕΙΠΑΚ) δημοσίευσε τις θέσεις του για το νέο «Εξοικονομώ κατ’ οίκον» και την αναθεώρηση του Κανονισμού ΕΝεργειακής Απόδοσης Κτιριακού Τομέα (ΚΕΝΑΚ).   Στην ανακοίνωσή...
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Glass for Europe welcomes EP committee move to incentivise initiatives in building glass recycling

BUILD UP Partner Glass for Europe, the trade association of the flat glass sector, which manufactures energy saving technologies for the building, transport and solar-energy sectors, welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament’s ENVI...
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Introduction to GEOTABS: combining thermally activated building systems (TABS) with ground coupled heat pumps (GCHP) and passive heat exchangers

GEOTABS is an acronym for the combination of geothermal heat pumps with thermally activated building systems (TABS).  It is an innovative clean technology for energy efficient and healthy buildings which has several advantages; the radiant...
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Does policy work?

For more than 20 years, the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) has gathered world experts at a conference in upper Austria to raise awareness of new measures aiding the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency.   With...
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Approval of the EN-ISO Energy Performance Buildings (EPB) and EPB EN-standards

On last REHVA journal, Jaap Hogeling has announced that the series of 17 EN-ISO Energy Performance Buildings (EPB) standards and 29 EPB EN-standards passed the Final Vote last week of January 2017 and will soon be published.   This set...
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Integral Design to connect industry and university, essential for nZEB design

Eindhoven University of Technology published, on January edition of REHVA journal, an article on how building design processes can be improved through improving process communication understanding, sharing and collaboration. I have found...
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EASME Dati relativi all'Efficienza Energetica Hub

I Dati relativi all'Efficienza Energetica Hub è un nuovo strumento online sviluppato dall' Agenzia Europea per le Piccole e Medie Imprese (EASME). Le mappe interattive, con i principali dati e statistiche, questa applicazione dispone di...
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Che cosa si può dire di un indicatore di intelligenza?

Come parte delle proposte pubblicato dalla Commissione Europea il 30 novembre 2016, l'introduzione di una " intelligenza indicatore è previsto.   Rispetto alle caratteristiche di questo indicatore di intelligenza, la seguente descrizione...
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Warm Homes page for Bosnia homeowners is launched

Two dominant and closely related problems the world faces today are the lack of uncertainty in energy supply on the one hand, and environmental pollution and climate change as a result of excessive energy consumption on the other hand. One...
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Rendere il nostro iconico skyline delle città migliori per il pianeta

Da Frankie Peluria, Manager di C40 Privato l'Efficienza della Rete     Quando passo fuori di un treno o in aereo per visitare una città per la prima volta, viene da chiedersi: sarà all'altezza delle aspettative, lo sguardo come in un...