A Commission review of energy efficiency measures this summer will prioritise heating measures as a way of transforming Europe’s energy performance, according to a top Commission adviser.Heat makes up nearly half of the world’s final energy consumption, but the heat industry says that it is routinely and unfairly overlooked in energy and climate debates.That could be about to change, as the Commission studies its calculators for ways of toting up savings to meet its energy efficiency objectives.
Post date: 29 Apr 2014
OpenStudio is a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) collection of software tools to support whole building energy modeling using EnergyPlus and advanced daylight analysis using Radiance. OpenStudio is an open source project to facilitate community development, extension, and private sector adoption. OpenStudio includes graphical interfaces along with a Software Development Kit (SDK). The new OpenStudio graphical applications include the updated SketchUp Plug-in, the stand alone OpenStudio application, the ParametricAnalysisTool, RunManager, and ResultsViewer.
Post date: 7 Mär 2014
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
Learn about the opportunities for funding energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in buildings under Horizon 2020.
This BUILD UP Web Seminar addressed the following:
Post date: 6 Mär 2014
Looked at as a group, buildings form one of the largest consumers of energy in the world. Environmental concerns indicate that a reduction in the energy consumption of buildings is urgently needed. However, in this push for change the importance of indoor environmental quality, particularly thermal comfort and indoor air quality, must not be forgotten.
In this BUILD UP Web Seminar, you will learn about:
Post date: 23 Dez 2013
The Ordinance establishes special regulations and procedures for the Energy Performance (EP) of buildings and in specific for:the scope, stages and activities of the energy audit;the content of the energy performance certificate;the categories of certification. This Ordinance replaced Ordinance № RD-16-1057 of 10 December 2009 on the terms and procedure for conducting energy efficiency audits and certification of buildings, the EP certifications, and the categories of certification.
Post date: 10 Dez 2013
The Ordinance establishes special regulations for the Energy Performance (EP) of buildings and regulates:
Post date: 10 Dez 2013
The REHVA Journal August issue is available online by clicking here. SPECIAL ISSUE ONThe Results of REHVA Annual Meeting and CLIMA 2013 Conference Featured articles!Effects of indoor environment on performanceExclusive interview with REHVA President and new Board Members
Post date: 21 Nov 2013
R2CITIES aims to develop and demonstrate an open and easily replicable strategy for designing, constructing, and managing large scale district renovation projects for achieving nearly zero-energy cities. A demonstration and dissemination framework of very innovative strategies and solutions for building energy renovation at district level has been developed based in the following pillars:
Post date: 12 Nov 2013
The Building Technical Regulation shall be applied for assessment of energy efficiency of heated residential and non-residential buildings and for certification of the energy performance of buildings.
The Regulation was first published December 20, 2005 and was last amended in August 21, 2012 by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania.
Post date: 29 Okt 2013
This database will allow users to access energy performance data and perform statistical analyses on more than 60,000 commercial and residential buildings across the country, and new records are being added regularly. The database includes buildings' location; age; size and function; electricity and fuel consumption; equipment information and operational characteristics. The data can also be used to compare performance trends among similar buildings, identify and prioritize cost-saving energy efficiency improvements, and assess the range of likely savings from these improvements.
Post date: 2 Jul 2013