Building operation, monitoring, energy management

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Concept:   More and more energy communities are being established in Europe, and an estimated 98 million Europeans are expected to join them by 2050. The EU-funded REScoopVPP project will establish the most advanced community-driven smart building ecosystem for energy communities.  
Post date: 26 Jan 2021
Type: Link

SmartEn brought out this paper with the aim to set out its position on the need to quantify the Demand Side Flexibility of a building as a component of the local energy system’s carbon footprint.   In this paper, smartEn outlines the benefits of a building energy performance quantification metric that incorporates DSF and recommends an ideal format of expressing the Actual Performance Metric.
Post date: 26 Jan 2021
Type: Publication

Webinar 10 – Example calculations with the set of EPB standards – (4) Focus on non-residential buildings (12h00 – 13h30 – 2nd February 2021) Following the successful first series of 6 webinars on the Energy Performance of Buildings standards (EN/ISO) supporting the implementation of the EPBD, an additional series of 4 webinars has been scheduled on the set up and results of a series of example calculations on buildings and systems using the EPB standards.
Post date: 25 Jan 2021
Type: Ereignis

  Air infiltration in buildings has multiple consequences on energy use and indoor environmental quality. Therefore, in the last 10 years many countries have introduced requirements for building airtightness in their EP-regulation.   Those requirements often prescribe that a test is performed by a qualified tester and that every test performed is recorded in a database.  Hundreds of thousands of data are now available in Europe.  
Post date: 22 Jan 2021
Type: News

This is EFFECT4buildings magazine   EFFECT4buildings project is providing building owners and managers with a set of financial tools and instruments to support the implementation of more energy efficiency measures, developed, and improved in real cases.   The main target group is building managers in charge of public or privately owned building portfolio.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2021
Type: Publication

Multi service contracts is a method used for energy efficiency contracting to add other co-benefits such as lighting, indoor air quality, temperature, noise, esthetical values and well-being issues in the investments.   These co-benefits are included somehow in agreements (in 57% of the answers), but not in a systematical way.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2021
Type: Tool

Concept:   ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges.   Founded in 1880 as The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a nonprofit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2021
Type: Link

3D printing, also referred as additive manufacturing (AM), is a major element of the fourth industrial revolution and has the potential to transform the construction sector as a way of introducing robotization into construction.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2021
Type: News

Taking care of many measures simultaneously in energy investments is difficult, but bundling can make it easier. It enables one to combine many small measures into one package, which can increase the profitability of an investment and make it look more attractive to potential investors.   One of various ways of approaching bundling is combining Total Concept Method (TCM) and Total Tool, which can help illustrate the economic profitability of individual measures.
Post date: 19 Jan 2021
Type: Tool

Concept:   Vulnerable communities are severely affected by natural disasters. A model for the estimation of the impact of disasters and for planning mitigation policies is essential.   The EU-funded MulHaRes project will develop a decision model to support multi-hazard resistance of residential buildings to floods and landslides provoked by heavy rainfalls.  
Post date: 19 Jan 2021
Type: Link