Innsbruck is one of the pilot cities of the FP7 project SINFONIA, and selected its eastern district to demonstrate the large scale implementation of energy efficient measures, with the objective of achieving on average 40 – 50% primary energy savings in the demo sites and to increase at least by 30% the share of renewables in the district’s energy mix.
Post date: 6 Οκτ 2020
60225Since the pandemic struck, most people have been spending the majority of their time in the house. Those working from home have become ever more reliant on electricity for running office essentials, including computers, printers, phones and broadband.
60225Others may be furloughed from work (or out of work entirely) and find themselves using domestic home appliances more heavily than usual. Hoovers, cookers, washing machines, kettles and televisions are constantly on and guzzling power.
Post date: 30 Σεπ 2020
The MOBISTYLE Expert tool has been developed within the H2020 project MOBISTYLE and it aims to allow the visualization and management of a big amount of data available from a building monitoring.
Post date: 29 Σεπ 2020
In the last decade, energy efficiency (EE) has been considered as one of the major tools for addressing climate change, as it allows to reduce energy consumption (depending mainly from imported fossil fuels) and, therefore, also greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. For this precise reason, and given the growing environmental concern among society, EE has been integrated first in the EU 2020 goals and hereafter in the EU 2030 goals, both defining specific targets in terms of CO2 emissions, renewable energy use in power generation, and EE.
Post date: 24 Σεπ 2020
As a result of the development of more and more energy efficient products, and because the difference between A++ and A+++ is less obvious to the consumer, the EU energy labels categories will be gradually adjusted to reintroduce the simpler A to G scale.
In concrete terms, this means that five product groups will be 'rescaled' in the course of 2021
Post date: 16 Σεπ 2020
As COVID-19 cases rose and lockdown measures came into effect around the world, commercial building occupancy dropped dramatically, from 100% to almost zero in the space of a week in many places. Many might expect near-zero occupancy to mean near-zero energy consumption, but new data reveals that this is not the case. In fact, many offices, shopping malls, and entertainment complexes are consuming 80% or more of their usual full-occupancy energy levels, highlighting huge cost implications for businesses, building owners, and the environment.
Post date: 9 Σεπ 2020
The tool has been developed within the H2020 project CRAVEzero. The scope of is to provide a support to track and to manage a nZEB project throughout the whole life cycle.
The tool allows a user to make the following operations:
Post date: 7 Σεπ 2020
This report is a guidance document outlining the common requirements for developing and assessing the features for next generation of energy performance certificate (EPC) on new indicators and innovative handling of data brought forward by X-tendo.
X-tendo introduced a set of cross-cutting criteria, which encapsulate the central success factors of EPC development:
Post date: 2 Σεπ 2020
The large amount of energy-related data collected and analysed by the International Energy Agency are available on an on-line structured database.
In particular, there are three main sections where the information are divided:
Post date: 24 Αυγ 2020
Andreas Gyr remembers his first car fondly: a 1982 Ford Escort, which had the gas parts ripped out and replaced with 17 golf cart batteries and an electric motor. “It had about a 15-mile range and it topped out at like 58 miles per hour,” Andreas remembers. “I’d carry an extension cord around and plug it into friends’ wall outlets to make it home.” It might have been inconvenient, but it made him excited about the future. “It was different, it was hopeful, we charged it with solar panels!” he says.
Post date: 21 Αυγ 2020