North America

Improving Building Envelope and Duct Airtightness of US Dwellings - the Current State of Energy Retrofits  
Post date: 19 Απρ 2017
Type: Publication

People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors, so it is perhaps not surprising that the quality of the environment created has a significant impact on their health and well-being. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the indoor air quality of some buildings, including modern low energy buildings, has been shown to be poorer than urban outdoor air quality.  
Post date: 20 Μαρ 2017
Type: Publication

The automated home and office market is predicted to grow quickly in the next few years. But as reports of cyber attacks increase, is it still possible for a home to be a castle in the age of smart buildings, or are we lowering the drawbridge to hackers?   Smart buildings offer better energy efficiency and the kind of futuristic mod cons that appeal to many consumers, but some experts warn our appetite for new technology is putting us at risk from increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.  
Post date: 14 Μαρ 2017
Type: Ειδήσεις

The American Solar Energy Society’s 46th annual National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2017, will be held at the University of Colorado, Denver, on October 9-12, 2017. The event will consist of technical sessions, forum discussions, plenary panels, workshops, fast-paced switch presentations, public solar displays and networking events. SOLAR 2017 is an integral part of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon (October 5-15, 2017).   Topics include:  
Post date: 7 Μαρ 2017
Type: Συμβάν

Smart Buildings: Using Smart Technology to Save Energy in Existing Buildings   Smart buildings use information and communication technologies (ICT) to enable automated building operations and control. They enhance occupants’ comfort and productivity while consuming less energy than conventional buildings.  
Post date: 3 Μαρ 2017
Type: Publication

Measure guideline: Ventilation guidance for residential high performance new construction- Multifamily  
Post date: 3 Μαρ 2017
Type: Publication

In 2013, a collaborative effort to evaluate the impact of ventilation system flow rates on interior comfort conditions, space-conditioning energy consumption and condensate generation as well as concentrations of certain indoor air contaminants was initiated by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the Florida Solar Energy Centre (FSEC), and the Florida Home Energy and Resources Organisation (Florida HERO).
Post date: 3 Μαρ 2017
Type: Publication

ATLANTA – More than 30 percent energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of Standard 90.1, according to recent analysis conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Programme.  
Post date: 21 Φεβ 2017
Type: Ειδήσεις

Accelerating Market Transformation for High-Performance Building Enclosures - State of market, policy developments, and lessons learned from the Passive House movement  
Post date: 21 Φεβ 2017
Type: Publication

Evaluating New York City's Multifamily Building Energy Data for Savings Opportunities - Retrofitting Affordability   This report by the Building Energy Exchange (BEEx), analyses available data in the New York City multifamily (MF) building sector to identify which buildings, and which energy efficiency retrofit measures, have the greatest potential for carbon reduction, and how these benefits relate to affordability and the City’s climate action plan.   Key findings include:  
Post date: 20 Φεβ 2017
Type: Publication