This is the third issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.
This issue includes information on the second ZERO-PLUS progress and review panel meetings held in September 2016 in Thessaloniki, Greece as well as an overview of the project outcomes, among others.
More specifically, a number of reports are briefly introduced:
Post date: 10 Οκτ 2016
The City of Freiburg (Germany), the City of Basel (Switzerland) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability organise the seventh edition of the Local Renewables Conference Series, which will taking place on 26-28 October 2016 in Freiburg (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland). Leading international experts in the field of energy, technology, academia, government and business, offer the opportunity to advance the switch to renewable energy sources at the local and regional level.
The conference programme comprises plenaries, break-out sessions, and study tours:
Post date: 6 Οκτ 2016
The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2017) will celebrate its 25th edition in Stockholm from 12th to 15th June 2017.
On behalf of the EUBCE Scientific Committee it is a great pleasure to invite you to be part of this event and to share your latest achievements, findings and innovations with the scientific and industrial communities.
Post date: 15 Σεπ 2016
“Smart urbanization” is key to building safer, healthier, resilient and sustainable cities of tomorrow. Constructing cities sustainably by utilizing smart growth principles, effective urban planning models, ICTs and low carbon energy systems, can help create more habitable and efficient urban centres. It could also help alleviate pressure on existing natural habitats, resources and biodiversity, thereby reducing the risk of man-made disasters.
Post date: 15 Ιουλ 2016
Green buildings can both protect the environment and benefit the people using them. But to do so, users should be involved in the planning right from the very beginning
Efforts to make buildings environmentally sustainable often focus on the technical side, such as energy efficiency.
But there is more to sustainability than just energy efficiency.
Post date: 12 Φεβ 2016
Post date: 3 Δεκ 2015
Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe is developing a suite of building energy renovation roadmaps - Energy Performance Protocols - that aim to reduce transaction costs by assembling existing standards and practices into a consistent and transparent process. These tools then enable a marketplace for building owners, project developers, utilities, public programmes and investors to trade in standardised energy efficiency projects.
Post date: 27 Οκτ 2015
An Energy retrofit of a 50 year old office building of FrymaKoruma in Rheinfelden, Switzerland with the aim of improving the heating and energy efficiency.The heating energy consumption of the 4,200 m³ large office building could be reduced from 333,000 kWh/a to calculated 200,000 kWh/a by the façade and window refurbishment.
Post date: 15 Οκτ 2015
Take part in the ongoing call for contributions to unlock the potential of energy efficiency in buildings as a global asset. Open until 2 October 2015. Note that the most recent ICP Europe Technical Forum web meeting took place on Thursday 24th September.
Post date: 23 Σεπ 2015
Under the European Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers.In order to reach this target, companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers' homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 13 Αυγ 2015