Residential buildings

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International Passive House Association Blog

The International Passive House Association Blog is filled with entries related to highly energy efficient buildings. Topics include summer comfort, the first Passive House hospital, energy efficient high rises, integrating renewable energy sources...

CHESS SETUP Project

CHESS SETUP is a H2020 funded project designing a technology solutionaiming to increase the energy efficiency, self-sufficiency and renewables in buildings.   The building sector is one of the most resource consuming sectors as it accounts for...

International Passive House Association Blog

The International Passive House Association Blog is filled with entries related to highly energy efficient buildings. Topics include summer comfort, the first Passive House hospital, energy efficient high rises, integrating renewable...

CHESS SETUP Project

CHESS SETUP is a H2020 funded project designing a technology solutionaiming to increase the energy efficiency, self-sufficiency and renewables in buildings.   The building sector is one of the most resource consuming sectors as it...

CREATE project video - story of the project

CREATE project is in its end and this video shows the main results achieved over the last four years. CREATE developed and demonstrated a heat battery, i.e. an advanced thermal storage system based on Thermo-Chemical Materials (TCMs), that...

GreenBuilding project

Minimising Energy Consumption for Green Buildings respecting present uses and public needs About the project   Mediterranean countries need to reduce energy consumption and adverse environmental impacts due to the high...

AZEB project

Do you know that Europe is currently failing at making nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEBs) the standard? Because they are considered too expensive, and there are too many uncertainties in such projects regarding the return on investment....

MAKING-CITY project

A lighthouse project where innovative solutions of RES production, energy storage or smart control implemented on high performance buildings, are implemented at real scale to demonstrate that the Positive Energy District (PED) concept is a...

Build-in-wood project

PROJECT DESCRIPTION   To meet the global and European challenges of reducing the GHG emissions from the construction sector, Build-in-Wood will develop a sustainable and innovative wood value chain for the construction of...

RE-COGNITION project

Challenge   The building sector is accountable for 40% of the energy consumed and 36% of carbon emissions in the EU. Approximately one-third of the buildings currently in use are more than 50 years old, having little or no...