Energy sources, district heating / cooling, cogeneration

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As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission proposed in September 2020 to raise the 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target, including emissions and removals, to at least 55% compared to 1990.   The Annual Conference of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics will discuss the challenges of delivering these 2030 climate targets to Europe.  
Post date: 13 Apr 2021
Type: Ereignis

The Alliance has been set by five Horizon 2020 projects: EMB3Rs, INCUBIS, R-ACES, SO WHAT and S PARCS, which together have received a total of €14.5 million in funding from the European Commission. The main goal of the alliance is to maximise the projects’ impact and improve the quality and relevance of their outputs, ultimately contributing to boost energy efficiency, waste heat recovery, and energy cooperation in the European industries.  
Post date: 13 Apr 2021
Type: News

Cold Climate HVAC & Energy 2021 - 10th International SCANVAC Cold Climate Conference   Tallinn Estonia - Full Virtual Conference 20-21 April 2021.  
Post date: 9 Apr 2021
Type: Ereignis

BauZ! 2021: Info   BauZ! was held as a virtual event!  Presentations will be accessible for delegates as rebroadcast for 14 days, until April 9.   Bundle-Action conference proceedings (.as pdf) together with the link to the lectures (until April 9): EUR 90,– Printed conference proceedings: EUR 22,– / Conference proceedings (.as pdf): EUR 20,–   Orders to kongress@ibo.at
Post date: 2 Apr 2021
Type: News

Reducing the heating and cooling sector’s emissions is critical to mitigating against changes in climate and reducing air pollution. In this regard, district heating and cooling systems can assist in scaling up renewable energy use, increasing energy efficiency, decreasing the utilisation of fossil fuels in the heating and cooling sector, and improving urban area air quality.  
Post date: 29 Mär 2021
Type: Publication

Concept:   The renewable transformation of heating and cooling is underway but requires innovative next-generation policies. Currently, renewables are estimated to serve just 10 % of the thermal energy demand.   The implementation of district heating and cooling (DHC) systems based on renewable energy sources (RES) is a solution that is spreading, particularly among small communities in search of energy independence.  
Post date: 22 Mär 2021
Type: Link

REN21’s Renewables in Cities Global Status Report (REC) series provides an overview of the status, trends and developments of renewable energy in cities, using the most up-to-date information and data available.   The REC’s neutral, fact-based approach documents in detail the annual developments in policies, markets, investments and citizen action, with a particular focus on renewables in public, residential and commercial buildings as well as public and private urban transport.
Post date: 19 Mär 2021
Type: Publication

The present work describes the activities performed to develop the prototype of the electric energy storage system of the HYBUILD project. The final purpose of the work done was to choose, test, and assemble the electric energy storage system.  
Post date: 19 Mär 2021
Type: Publication

ZERO-PLUS is a comprehensive, cost-effective approach for the design, construction and monitoring of Net Zero Energy Settlements (NZESs). The proposed approach was applied in four case studies in different climatic settings, France, UK, Italy and Cyprus.   ZERO-PLUS settlements exceed the state of art by setting performance objectives requiring improvement relative to other energy-efficient buildings.  
Post date: 17 Mär 2021
Type: News

The purpose of the report is to present an overview of the underlying programs and procedures that have been created and integrated in order to provide functionality to the ZERO-PLUS monitoring schema.   For the monitoring purposes of the ZERO-PLUS case studies data were collected from many monitoring devices and aggregated in the Web-GIS platform.  
Post date: 17 Mär 2021
Type: Publication