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 Mar 2017
A range of breakthrough eco-building solutions which tackle the emerging problem of indoor air quality have been presented by the ECO-SEE project at the Ecobuild construction fair in London.
The solutions include novel insulation, coating and panel products which improve air quality by passively regulating humidity, capturing VOCs, and removing indoor organic pollutants through photocatalysis. External and internal wall panels have also been developed, in addition to design tools to support end users.
Post date: 16 Mar 2017
Upon the request of Habitat for Humanity International, Metropolitan Research Institute (MRI) has completed an in-depth research of energy efficiency renovation subsidy schemes in Central European countries (Hungary, Poland,
Post date: 14 Mar 2017
In line with the REELIH project, Habitat for Humanity worked with its long time partner Metropolitan Research Insitute (MRI) to conduct a study on Central and Eastern European countries having an experience with large scale renovations of multi-apartment buildings. The aim of the study was to analyse the main national subsidy schemes aiming to assist the energy efficient renovation of multi-family buildings in Central and Eastern Europe.
Post date: 8 Mar 2017
Sustainable renovation models for smarter cities
EU-GUGLE (European cities serving as Green Urban Gate towards Leadership in sustainable Energy), funded under the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Innovation, aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models in view of triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020.
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Reducing Energy Poverty by Energy Efficiency Projects in Residential Buildings: The Case for Eastern Europe
Post date: 20 Feb 2017
Energy poverty is one of the most pressing issues in Central and Eastern Europe. By addressing energy efficient retrofitting of multi-unit apartment buildings, the REELIH (residential energy efficiency for low income households) project is working to promote an innovative approach to reduce energy poverty.
Post date: 7 Feb 2017
BUILD UPON is the world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation, bringing together over 1,000 organisations across 13 countries, at over 80 events in 2016-17.
Post date: 21 Dec 2016
The Strategic Energy Technology Plan 2016 - Central European Energy Conference X (SET Plan 2016 - CEEC X) will be held from 30 November to 2 December 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia. The event will be held during Slovakia’s EU Council Presidency and will create a prestigious international platform for open discussion on the most important issues regarding current EU energy policy and Research and Innovation policy between stakeholders.
Post date: 24 Oct 2016
By combining energy usage data with weather/climate, grid and building the tool automatically gives users insight into their energy usage, and provide suggestions on the best way to reduce their expenditure and energy usage.
Useful tool for Energy Professionals to process energy bills quickly
Post date: 7 Oct 2016