Residential buildings

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The STEP-IN project has rolled out living labs for hundreds of energy vulnerable citizens in three locations in the UK, Hungary and Greece through public workshops and free home energy advisor visits, testing different solutions in an iterative process. The tailored support, in some cases combined with monitoring equipment, has allowed households to make important savings by, for example, replacing old appliances or switching energy suppliers.
Post date: 31 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky

In this booklet, the results of the ZERO-PLUS are described emphasizing on the four case studies (UK, Italy, France, Cyprus), which all have now been constructed, commissioned and occupied. The case studies are in the monitoring phase where data about their energy environmental performance are being collected. These data will be used for the verification of the settlements’ performance.
Post date: 31 Črv 2020
Type: Publication

The settlements are located in Cyprus, France, Italy and the UK and consist of different typologies of residential buildings. They are now occupied and a monitoring phase is ongoing to collect data on their energy and environmental performances and verify the ZERO-PLUS solutions.  
Post date: 31 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky

The EU has long been considered a frontrunner in the field of climate and environment policy. In that perspective, the European Green Deal, a set of policy initiatives by the European Commission with the overarching aspiration of making Europe climate neutral in 2050, aims for the EU transition to a climate neutral, modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy as well as a fair and prosperous society.
Post date: 30 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky

The COVID-19 crisis has brought the EU to a crossroads. We have difficult choices to make and immediate recovery measures to develop. There is a real risk that COVID-19 could take the EU backwards to political fragmentation, economic stagnation and social breakdown. Alternatively, we can choose to launch common initiatives that will bind Europeans and the European Union closer together, provide the impetus for renewed economic activity shaped by the principles of the European Green Deal while addressing the inequalities in our society in an inclusive manner.
Post date: 29 Črv 2020
Type: Publication

Europe’s heating and cooling is a climate time bomb, with the sector responsible for almost half of the EU’s energy consumption and a third of its CO2 emissions. Ageing buildings bear much of the blame, with a large part of the energy used to heat our homes going to waste due to poor insulation. A wave of deep renovation is desperately needed, but that is not the whole story.
Post date: 29 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky

Your cold-climate heat pump can save a lot on heating and cooling costs. Whether your heat pump is ductless or centrally ducted, this new technology is different than the conventional heating and air conditioning systems that you’re probably used to. These tips will help you get the best comfort and the most savings for years to come.  
Post date: 28 Črv 2020
Type: Publication

The EU project HOUSEFUL has completed its first set of workshops with housing sector experts from Austria and the Barcelona area. The goal? To identify, discuss and demonstrate a number of ideas for the uptake of circular buildings.  
Post date: 28 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky

It seems that every week brings the release of a new smart device or system for buildings. Often, the benefit of the new technology is related to energy in order to reduce consumption, trim demand, or cut carbon emissions. Since HVAC and lighting systems are the biggest energy users in buildings, it’s no surprise that there is a wealth of smart technology promising gains in energy performance. 
Post date: 28 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky

The coronavirus pandemic is changing nearly everything about life, and institutional and commercial facilities are no exception. In fact, given the amount of time many people spend working in and visiting indoor environments, buildings are under perhaps greater scrutiny than nearly any other component of life.  
Post date: 28 Črv 2020
Type: Novinky