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OVERVIEW | H2020 projects on Smart buildings

Smartness of buildings: a key enabler towards a climate-neutral EU The European Green Deal, is a decisive step towards the ambitious target of achieving Europe’s climate neutrality by 2050....
Kamp C 3D printed house  - Photo: Kamp C & Jasmien Smets – source: https://www.generation-nt.com/imprimante-fixe-beton-europe-premiere-maison-etage-monobloc-actualite-1978290.htm
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OVERVIEW | 3D printing in the construction sector

3D printing, also referred as additive manufacturing (AM), is a major element of the fourth industrial revolution and has the potential to transform the construction sector as a way of introducing robotization into construction.   3D printing is the...
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Neubau Kindergarten Münichsthal

The two-group kindergarten with an exercise room includes a sustainable architecture and energy concept.   Mainly ecological building materials are used for the south-facing low-energy house. Generous window areas and well thought-out...
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Newness Touches Conventional History: The Research of the Photovoltaic Technology on a Wooden Church Heritage Building

The case study that determined the present research is the restoration of one Transylvanian wooden church from Cojocna, Cluj county, Romania. The original design (2018, Aqua Prociv Proiect Romanian company's project) assumed all ICOMOS's...
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Passive office in Fretin (Hauts-de-France)

Passives office having obtained the Passif Plus label with in particular a large surface area of ​​photovoltaic panels. Treated Floor Area according to PHPP: 217 m2 Construction type: timber construction Year of construction: 2019  ...
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Quality infrastructure for smart mini-grids

Mini-grids are complex systems dependent on different suppliers and used in different applications, often with high regulatory uncertainty over their installation and operation. Creating a viable market for renewable-based mini-grids, with...
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World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway (Preview)

The World Energy Transitions Outlook preview outlines a pathway for the world to achieve the Paris Agreement goals and halt the pace of climate change by transforming the global energy landscape. This preview presents options to limit...
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Residential building in Munich

The renovation of this residential building locate in Munich was implemented in the framework of the FP7 funded E2Rebuild project:   The residential multi-storey building in the suburb of Sendling, Munich (Germany), owned by the public...
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Integrating low-temperature renewables in district energy systems

Reducing the heating and cooling sector’s emissions is critical to mitigating against changes in climate and reducing air pollution. In this regard, district heating and cooling systems can assist in scaling up renewable energy use,...
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What do the changes to the Energy Efficiency Directive mean for your Utility

Europe is often cited as the most progressive continent in terms of climate change policy.  The European Union has set a goal of no net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.   The European Green Deal has been established as a collection of...