Calculation, simulation


OVERVIEW | How is the EU supporting BIM and ICT development in the buildings sector?

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is the process of creating and managing information digitally across a building life-cycle. This information included in the model is not just the 3D geometrical data such as width, height, and depth,...

Modelica Buildings library

The Modelica Buildings library is a free open-source library with dynamic simulation models for building and district energy and control systems. The library contains models for: HVAC systems, controls, heat transfer among rooms and the...

Typical Meteorological Year data sets for building energy performance

This article presents a method to generate Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) data sets for use in calculations of the energy performance of buildings, based on satellite derived solar radiation data and other...

Benchmarks for environmental impact of housing in Europe: archetypes and LCA of the residential building stock

The study describes the results of a full LCA applied to 24 statistically-based dwelling archetypes, representative of the EU housing stock in 2010.   The aim is to quantify the average environmental impacts...

Energy Savings Scenarios 2050, a study commissioned by The Coalition for Energy Savings

This study was commissioned by The Coalition for Energy Savings as part of the project “Developing a 2050 Energy Efficiency Vision”. The project is financed by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI).

As part of its internal reflection on the development of a 2050 Energy Efficiency Vision, the Coalition for Energy Savings has commissioned Fraunhofer ISI to assess the potential for energy savings by 2050 under...

Sustainable Places 2019 (SP2019)

Sustainable Places 2019 (SP2019), the 7th edition of SP, will be held from 5th – 7th June 2019 in Cagliari, Italy – within the region of Sardinia – and is to be co-hosted locally by the Municipality of Cagliari, the Metropolitan City of...

ENERFUND – A tool to identify building energy retrofit opportunities

By Alexandros G. Charalambides, Cyprus University of Technology.

The ENERFUND tool aims to scale up investments in deep renovation of buildings across Europe. Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, it provides key stakeholders such as financing institutions, energy service companies...

BIM4Ren project – How do you use BIM in renovation processes?

BIM4REN is a European funded research project involving 23 European partners. Its general objective is to help improving the low productivity rate of the European construction sector in the market segment of energy renovation. By...