Boosting the use of renewable energy has long been an ambition in Europe, but some efforts have powered down amid an ever-changing political landscape and dwindling finances. Now crowdfunding is pulling in a new generation of green investors
“I have always been interested in the environment. As a child, I thought ‘what if the world runs out of petrol? Petrol won’t be there forever.’” Librarian Erwin van Delden, 56, from Haarlem in The Netherlands, wanted to put his money where his heart is, in green energy.
Post date: 7 Mar 2017
MOBISTYLE - Motivating end-users behavioral change by combined ICT based tools and modular information services on energy use, indoor environment, health and lifestyle.
MOBISTYLE in one sentence:
The overall aim of MOBISTYLE is to raise consumer awareness and motivate behavioral change towards energy efficient building usage by providing attractive personalized combined knowledge services on energy use, indoor environment, health and lifestyle, by ICT-based solutions.
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
BUStoB (BUILD UP Skills to Business) is a Horizon 2020 project directed towards establishing and upgrading large-scale qualification and training schemes in the Netherlands for craftsmen and other on-site workers, in continuation of the BUILD Up Skills Initiative.
Post date: 24 Feb 2017
CITTÀ-ZEN, il 7 ° pq UE progetto in esecuzione dal 01-03 - 2014 28-02-2019, mira a sviluppare e dimostrare l'efficienza energetica delle città, e di costruire una metodologia e strumenti per le città, le industrie e i cittadini per raggiungere gli obiettivi 20-20-20.
Post date: 15 Feb 2017
38,5% of energy savings in CUBE 2020? It's possible.
The building Quai Vendeuvre won the grand prize of the energy savings contest CUBE 2020 in 2016. While the 3rd edition of the contest just started, let’s ask the IFPEB’s director Cedric Borel about the score of the second edition’s winner, who made 38,5% of energy savings within a year! You said 38,5%, really? How is that possible?
Marguerite Dornier: You said 38,5%, right? It’s huge, isn’t it?
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Bordo, in Amsterdam, paesi Bassi, è ufficialmente la più verde, edificio per uffici in tutto il mondo. È anche il terreno di prova per un radicale, fortemente connessa nuovo modo di lavorare, in cui i dipendenti non hanno spazi di lavoro e in grado di comporre nel loro climatiche e di illuminazione preferenze tramite un'app.
Video: Justin Spiaggia, Brandon Lisy, Alan Jeffries
Post date: 11 Gen 2017
The Edge is located in ZuidAs, Amsterdam and is currently considered the greenest building in the world, according to the BREEAM green building certification scheme. The building has been given the highest sustainability score ever awarded: 98.4%.
This building proposes a new way of working: using information technology to shape both the way people work as well as the spaces in which they do it.
The Edge uses IoT connectivity to maximise comfort and energy efficiency.
Post date: 11 Gen 2017
Member of EU H2020 MORE-CONNECT consortium, Tallinn University of Technology has prepared scale prototypes of prefabricated panels.
This video gives a brief demonstration of the construction of the panels.
In reference to the panels, The Influence of Moisture Dry-out on Hygrothermal Performance of Prefabricated Modular Renovation Elements
is presented in the following article:
Post date: 9 Gen 2017
Energietoppers helpt men met het vergelijken van de huidige energieprijzen van energieleveranciers die actief zijn in heel Nederland.
Post date: 22 Dic 2016
Many construction projects always have one thing in common – the energy infrastructure is key. The guidelines are clear: less CO2 emissions, better lifetime and improved climate protection, all achieved through both intention and action. The influence of insulation on efficiency and cost savings should be quantified and considered in every decision.
A new calculation tool has been launched in order to provide detailed answers to these questions.
Post date: 13 Dic 2016