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The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Board of Directors adopted a climate emergency declaration, committing to working toward the goal of delivering carbon neutral electricity by 2030.   The utility said it has previously helped to pioneer renewable energy programs and standards. In 2018, SMUD reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 1990 levels. Furthermore, SMUD reduced the carbon intensity of its power mix, which is now 50% carbon free. 
Post date: 23 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky

Behaviour change – reducing emissions by changing how we live our lives – should be part of every government and think tank’s sustainable scenario, explains Schalk Cloete. That’s because impressive advances in energy efficiency and clean energy won’t be enough to contain the emissions of a world continuing with the essential task of lifting billions of people out of poverty.  
Post date: 23 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky

The EU-funded RES4BUILD project is developing integrated renewable energy-based solutions that are tailored to the needs and requirements of users and installers. The project aims to increase the uptake of renewable energy solutions for heating and cooling; decarbonising the energy consumption in buildings and contributing to EU energy and climate goals.
Post date: 22 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky

Europe’s buildings have the potential to play a key role in our future energy systems. Making them more efficient reduces the need for expensive power plant capacity, defers the costly upgrading of network infrastructure, and enables this infrastructure to be used with more flexibility. The fact that energy efficiency is not adequately compensated for these benefits (SENSEI, 2020) acts as a barrier to its deployment. It deprives it of valuable funding and means that we all pay more to ensure the adequacy, reliability and security of our energy systems.
Post date: 17 Črv 2020
Type: Publication

HybridGEOTABS project has developed an innovative and clean technology for energy efficient and healthy buildings which combines thermally activated building system (TABS), a ground heat exchanger and heat pump in between both systems (GEOTABS).  
Post date: 17 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky

What is Facility Management?   Who manages one of your organization’s largest assets with one of the largest operating budgets? Your facility manager.   Facility management (FM) is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology.
Post date: 17 Črv 2020
Type: Odkaz

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced reoccupancy assessment and risk management planning tools as well as strategies and 3D models for specific types of buildings to guide building owners, facilities managers (FMs), design professionals, and public officials as buildings reopen from the COVID-19 lockdowns. The practical strategies for specific types of buildings cover offices and retail, senior living communities, and schools.
Post date: 16 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky

Global sustainable building technology society ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force released guidance in recent weeks on mitigating potential health risks during reopening of buildings closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.   ASHRAE’s recommendations for building readiness and reopening include the following:  
Post date: 16 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky

Through energy-efficient urban planning, especially in PEB residential construction, unnecessary structural constructions can be avoided in advance. It forms the basis for sustainable, energy-optimised building planning, which is characterized by regenerative energy generation and an efficient energy supply.  
Post date: 16 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky

Statistically, 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of emissions come from buildings. For that reason energy efficiency has become one of the EU’s top priorities and led it to acknowledge that buildings are key to achieving its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95 percent by 2050.   What is a positive energy building?  
Post date: 16 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky