In 2017, energy consumption in the European Union (EU) continued to increase for the third consecutive year, thus moving away from the energy efficiency targets. Primary energy consumption amounted to 1,561 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), while final energy consumption reached 1,222 Mtoe. Compared with last year, both levels increased by around 1%.
Post date: 12 Feb 2019
BIM (Building Information Modelling) is the process of creating and managing information digitally across a building life-cycle. This information included in the model is not just the 3D geometrical data such as width, height, and depth, but “object oriented” and potentially comprises further dimensions such as time (4D), cost (5D), and operation (6D).
Post date: 12 Feb 2019
The European Commission’s latest reports on gas and electricity markets, which cover the third quarter of 2018, contains a wide range of data about supply and usage of electricity and gas in the EU.
Post date: 7 Feb 2019
The research group ARC Engineering and Architecture La Salle and the Energy Efficiency Centre of the Jožef Stefan Institute, with the support of the Catalan Institute for Energy (ICAEN) have organized the 1st Workshop on “Innovative Methods and Tools to Facilitate the Implementation of Energy Efficiency Strategies and Action Plans - Energy Performance Assessment and Building Certification”, TIMEPAC 2019, which will take place at La Salle Campus in Barcelona, 31st January and 1st February.
Post date: 29 Jan 2019
In January 2019 the European Commission published the third report on energy prices and costs in Europe. Published every two years, this most recent report finds that wholesale energy prices have fallen in recent years due to increasing competition on wholesale markets from greater amounts of renewable energy, improved interconnections and a more integrated internal electricity market.
Post date: 11 Jan 2019
The COMBI project aimed at quantifying the multiple non-energy benefits of energy efficiency in the EU-28 area. It gathered existing approaches and evidence from the EU area and developed modelling approaches. All data is analysable via a graphic online-visualisation tool with data export function: https://combi-project.eu/tool/
Post date: 31 Okt 2018
The INSPIRE Geoportal makes it easier to discover, monitor and directly use geospatial data sets relevant for specific application areas, in particular European environmental policy. The new Geoportal provides overviews of the availability of INSPIRE data sets by country and thematic area, and makes the data available and ready-for-use in a range of applications.
The Geoportal is based on the metadata regularly harvested from the (currently 36) officially registered national data catalogues of EU Member States and EFTA countries.
Post date: 25 Sep 2018
Eurostat has developed an interactive tool to visualise energy data by means of flow diagrams (also called Sankey diagrams). The tool allows you to build and customise your own diagram by playing with different options (country, year, fuel, level of detail, etc.).
Post date: 19 Sep 2018
Start building your consortium of excellent partners from industry and academia now! Do not miss the following opportunity - free of charge.
The event will target a wide spectrum of companies, universities and researchers from Europe and beyond to foster the creation of consortia for the upcoming Horizon 2020 Energy Calls 2019 in the following main areas:
Smart citizen-centred energy system:
Post date: 5 Sep 2018
This issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter provides information on on dynamic methods for energy performance analysis. There are 2 main articles with guidelines for data analysis, from both physical and statistical points of view. Further to that, a practical experience of using grey-box models is reported in a summary paper.
Specific contents of this edition include:
Post date: 30 Mai 2018