Energy sources, district heating / cooling, cogeneration

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Retrofit Social Housing – Better Homes Improve Lives

Our homes are essential for a successful society. They provide shelter and a safe space from which all of us, individually and collectively, can take part. But those homes need to be fit for purpose. They need to be ready for the challenges we face...

The residential building renovation market in Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Spain: new analysis by the H2020 project RenOnBill

The newly published RenOnBill report provides a detailed analysis of the main data, drivers and challenges involved in the energy renovation of residential buildings in four focus countries: Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Spain. Each country section...

Renewables 2018, Global Status Report

REN21 is a multi-stakeholder network that is built on an international community of over 900 experts from governments, inter-governmental organisations, industry associations, non-governmental organisations, and science and academia. It...

2nd ZERO-PLUS Annual Booklet

Buildings and settlements are nowadays increasingly expected to meet higher and potentially more complex levels of performance. They should be sustainable, use zero-net energy, be healthy and comfortable, grid-friendly, yet economical to...

International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme: Annual Report 2017

The annual report of 2017 of the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme presents an overview of progress made by the EBC Programme, including summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed...

A Flexible Approach to Deployment & Conversion of DH Net. to Low Temperature, with Increased Use of Solar Systems

This paper presents the RELaTED decentralized Ultra-Low Temperature DH network scheme, and its adaptation to several operational schemes such as new and existing DH networks, with different levels of complexity. Transitory phases in the...

Design of consumer thermal substations for the integration of distributed solar technologies in District Heating systems

Victor Sanchez and Roberto Garay, of Tecnalia, will present a new consumer substation on the 5th International Solar District Heating Conference. This concept of substation for the connection of Solar Thermal into District Heating networks...

Podrška za uspostavu zvjezdarnice zgrade i pripadajuće politike

Ovo izvješće sažima rad koji je učinjen u okviru projekta zgrade Observatorija zgrada od 1. veljače 2015. do 31. lipnja 2016. godine. Prema izvještaju, dobro upravljanje i kreiranje politike zahtijevaju praćenje i periodične procjene...

EU support for smart buildings under Horizon 2020

How is Europe’s Horizon 2020 framework programme supporting research, innovation and market uptake of smart buildings?   This apparently straightforward question is, in fact, relatively difficult to answer partly because...

REHVA Journal issue 5 / October 2017

Download the complete October issue of REHVA journal here:  05/2017 (PDF) or read and download individual articles.   EDITORIAL 05 Nearly Zero Energy Hospital Buildings Hans Besselink ARTICLES...