building energy performance

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The primary intent of this research project is to review the current state of knowledge and risks relating to the deep energy renovation of traditional buildings, which have different hygroscopic and thermal behaviors to buildings of modern construction, and which represent approximately 16% of the total housing stock in Ireland. One of the key characteristics of traditional buildings is that they are constructed of solid masonry walls that are ‘breathable’, i.e. the building fabric allows moisture to be absorbed and released cyclically.
Post date: 10 Okt 2018
Type: Publication

In April last year, the City of Ljubljana agreed a public-private partnership (PPP) with a consortium of GGE and Petrol for the energy retrofitting of public buildings in the municipality. The EUR 14.9 million project will deliver energy savings of 8,245 MWh annually and a reduction of 2,956 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
Post date: 10 Okt 2018
Type: News

It is our pleasure to write to you and to present the conference IAQVEC 2019: Healthy nearly Zero Energy Buildings.
Post date: 7 Okt 2018
Type: News

The iBRoad project video has been completed with shots in Berlin and Athens, describing what is the building logbook (iBroad-Log) and the individual building renovation roadmap (iBRoad-Plan), and how they will enable a building’s deep renovation.   The video answers relevant questions by interviewing some of the key experts from the iBRoad consortium.   There is both a short (3’34’’) and a long (14’12”) version of the video available with subtitles in 10 languages (Εnglish, Greek, French, German, Bulgarian, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Romanian).
Post date: 5 Okt 2018
Type: News

The iBRoad project works on developing an Individual Building Renovation Roadmap for single-family houses. This tool provides a customised renovation plan over a long-term period of time (10-20 years).  
Post date: 3 Okt 2018
Type: News

This Webinar, organised by Eurac research and in collaboration with the BUILD UP team, is focused on teaching you all about deep renovation and prefabricated solutions and the H2020 project 4RinEU.  
Post date: 28 Sep 2018
Type: News

  By joining the scheme, the two banks will adopt standards which are currently being tested as part of an EU-backed pilot programme involving banks and financial institutions representing a combined lending power of over €3 trillion, equal to around 20% of the EU’s GDP. The pilot scheme aims at trialling new criteria for energy efficiency mortgages for homebuyers. The proposed standards will provide lenders with the critical information they need to understand how energy use and efficiency improvements impact on mortgage risks.
Post date: 24 Sep 2018
Type: News

This is the ninth issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.   Contents include:
Post date: 20 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

  Looking at a city’s Google Maps data, in combination with other data, a new tool from Google can estimate the carbon footprint of all of its buildings–and the carbon footprint of all the car trips, bus and subway rides, and other transportation used by the people living there.
Post date: 18 Sep 2018
Type: Link