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 build and maintain. Buildings are central to the EU‘s energy efficiency policy. Improving the energy performance of Europe‘s building stock is crucial, not only to achieve the EU‘s 2020 targets but also to meet the longer term objectives of the climate strategy as laid down in the low carbon economy roadmap 2050.
Post date: 20 Jun 2018
There are many considerations when installing LED light systems and this can be daunting for procurers. Selecting quality products, a competent installer, using daylight to your advantage and optimal design are just some of the considerations.
Premium Light Pro has produced a comprehensive guide for installation of indoor lighting in the non-domestic sector. At the heart of this lies the project's Procurement Criteria, which serves as a benchmark of high quality.
Post date: 8 Jun 2018
Are you planning to renovate a building? Would you like to combine energy efficiency improvements with architectural additions? The EU-funded ABRACADABRA project has developed 3 decision support tools for this purpose which you can test for free.
Case study buildings should either have planned energy renovations or have already undergone renovations. Tools and analytical methods developed by the project team will be applied to each case study building, providing valuable technical, financial and regulatory outcomes to aid the decision-making process.
Post date: 26 Apr 2018
BEHAVE aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge on sustainable energy behaviour in transport, buildings and consumption of goods as well as the individual and social acceptance of sustainable technologies (e.g. renewables). In particular, the conference should act as a platform to share multi-disciplinary research on new technological developments and best practices concerning understanding and influencing energy-related behaviours.
Post date: 21 Mar 2018
March 19-21 - Lausanne, Switzerland
The 8th edition of SiliconPV will be hosted by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). It will be the key event for sharing and understanding cutting-edge developments and upcoming trends in Silicon Photovoltaics. It focuses on science and advanced technologies along the value chain of crystalline silicon cells and modules.
It covers short-, mid- and long-term issues including:
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Top Up takes the “high ground” to tackle carbon emissions in cities
Flavio Wanninger explains in an interview the real interest in adding an extra storey with his buildings solution – called ¨Top Up¨ - by choosing to help the environmental transition of buildings and cities.
Why should we add storeys to existing buildings?
Post date: 6 Nov 2017
One Click LCA is the highest rated Life-Cycle Assessment software for BREEAM, with a 100% Mat 01 rating, which means our users can achieve maximal LCA credits easily. We also provide modules for Life-Cycle Costing, Infrastructure, and Ecodesign, and we are compliant with more than 20 certification schemes, including LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, Energie Carbone, HQE, and many more.
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
The FP7 funded TRIBUTE (Take the energy bill back to the promised building performance) is a large-scale integrating project aimed at minimizing the gap between computed and measured energy performances through the improvement of the predictive capability of a state-of-the-art commercial Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS). For existing buildings, measurement and verification techniques will be developed and deployed to connect the BEPS model in real time to the pivotal wireless sensing and control systems of a monitored building.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
Simulation Supported Real Time Energy Management in Building Blocks
Sim4Blocks is a four-year, EC-funded project that focuses on the development of innovative demand response (DR) services for residential and commercial applications. The project combines decentralised energy management technology at the blocks-of-buildings-scale to enable DR.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Robust Internal Thermal Insulation of Historic Buildings
RIBuild is a Horizon 2020 research project that develops guidelines on how to install internal thermal insulation in historic buildings while maintaining their architectural and cultural heritage.
The project's purpose is to reduce energy consumption in historic buildings in order to meet the EU 2020 climate and energy targets.
Significant potential for energy savings in historic buildings
Post date: 8 Aug 2017