The OptEEmAL Platform is a great tool to design any energy efficient retrofitting project at building and district level. It provides the user with a holistic tool that reduces time and costs in the design phase, and improves the whole process in terms of management, information flows and design quality.
Explore it yourself. You'll find an introduction video and a video explaining exactly how the platform work, as well as more videos from our final conference here:
Post date: 28 Jun 2019
The STUNNING team will present their main results of its two-year project: Studies on cost-benefit benchmarking of refurbishment packages, a comprehensive analysis of current barriers to the wide adoption of refurbishment measures, promising business models for building refurbishment and the online knowledge exchange platform "Renovation Hub".
In four interactive sessions, the following topics will be dealt with and discussed:
Post date: 27 Jun 2019
PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) is demonstrating how standards and simplified process based on consistent certification through GBCI (Green Business Certification Inc.) and a network of QA (Quality Assurance) providers can deliver deal flow and lower transaction costs for all parties.
Post date: 25 Jun 2019
When energy-saving measures are planned in social housing buildings, the environmental aim is combined with the scope of reducing inequality. In Zaragoza, Spain, a team of social workers is helping the tenants of a multi-family building to accept a challenging refurbishment
If energy-saving measures came knocking at the door, wouldn’t it be reassuring to have someone on hand to help you navigate the benefits and inconvenience, someone to help dispel your doubts?
Post date: 20 Jun 2019
La Belgique doit réduire ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre de 35% d’ici 2030 .
Alors que le secteur résidentiel et les bureaux représentent 74% de la consommation énergétique de la Région bruxelloise ; alors que 85% des 573.276 logements bruxellois ont été construits avant les années 60 ; alors que 30% des bâtiments ne sont pas isolés du tout à Bruxelles : la stratégie rénovation bruxelloise entend réaliser cet immense potentiel de rénovation.
Post date: 20 Jun 2019
In many EU countries multi-family dwellings represent the dominant residential solution. But structural renovations to cut emissions and save energy may be a real challenge in such contexts, if the communities are not properly involved in the process
Watch the video here: http://www.buildheat.eu/building-energy-efficient-communities/
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
Among the STUNNING case studies, we find the Torrelago district, which is an apartment block built between 1977-1981.
Torrelago district involves 31 private multi-property residential buildings (1488 dwellings) that were constructed in the 1970s–1980s, more than 140,000 m2 and 4000 residents involved.
Post date: 17 Jun 2019
Historic buildings are defining elements of city centres but also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reduce their energy demand, it is important to improve envelopes’ thermal transmittance without damaging the historic integrity of their façades by applying interior insulation.
Thus, a detailed planning is needed to guarantee that case-specific variables are well considered. In this study, a holistic performance-based evaluation method is developed.
Post date: 11 Jun 2019
Answering the need of clarification of the Member States, the EU commission released a document with the recommendation for implementing the amended EPBD into national operative laws.
Full transposition and effective implementation of the amended EPBD is fundamental to support the achievement of 2030 energy efficiency targets and to put the Union on track for the full decarbonisation of national building stocks by 2050.
Post date: 3 Jun 2019
As part of the International Social Housing Festival, on Wednesday the 5th of June, a workshop will be led by Bax & Company, a DREEAM project partner, to focus on participants’ portfolios and unveil the potential for scaling-up to reach ambitious energy performance objectives.
The objective is then to involve the entire public in this central theme. The discussion will revolve around the following questions:
Post date: 28 Mai 2019