building energy performance

Concept   Most of the existing building stock has reached the age for renovation: 90% of the total stock was built before 1990 and over 75% of the total floor area of the existing stock can be attributed to residential buildings.  
Post date: 26 Aug 2019
Type: Link

Overall environmental impacts of nZEBs are substantially lower than conventional buildings. This is the conclusion of a new AZEB study in which the environmental performance of 3 AZEB case studies was evaluated using life cycle assessment (LCA).   The combination of LCA with optimization methods facilitates decisions to minimize environmental impacts of nZEBs, while keeping the costs as low as possible.  
Post date: 23 Aug 2019
Type: Publication

The EU-funded project ExcEED publishes a new factsheet on its geoclustering tool, one of the central tool of the project platform.  
Post date: 23 Aug 2019
Type: Tool

The ExcEED platform provides different tools featuring building performance in operational conditions, allowing you, as a platform user, to visualise the energy and comfort data of your building; assess your buildings’ performance through 27 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); benchmark your building with similar ones uploaded on the platform, or with another building from your own portfolio.  
Post date: 21 Aug 2019
Type: News

The right performance of a building directly relates to higher comfort and thus to better living conditions for the users. Less unexpected maintenance costs and improved comfort conditions positively influence the real estate value and occupancy rate.   This is the conclusion of the AZEB study ‘Real Estate Value and Occupancy Rate in nZEBs’. It demonstrates how the AZEB methodology effects these values, now and in future.  
Post date: 19 Aug 2019
Type: News

AZEB studied the use of indicators for measuring the social performance of a building. The social performance of two AZEB case studies, in Spain and Bulgaria, was investigated.   The study shows how the European standard could aid decision making for cost-effective nZEB development.  
Post date: 19 Aug 2019
Type: News

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology  will organize the 8th ICSD 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.   The Conference theme : Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: Research, Practice and Education Date: 9- 10 September 2020
Post date: 10 Aug 2019
Type: Ereignis

The challenge The EC estimates that about 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old, and almost 75% of the building stock is energy inefficient.   At the same time, only 0.4-1.2% of the building stock renovated each year (depending on the country) [1].  
Post date: 6 Aug 2019
Type: News

The purpose of the EU-funded ExcEED project builds on the statement that there is a lack of structured and comprehensive set of buildings data which can be used to elaborate useful information and knowledge for market players and policy makers.  
Post date: 24 Jul 2019
Type: News

After the The Energy Efficient Mortgages Event in Riga in April, next meeting will take place in Venice next September 2019.  
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: Ereignis