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Association for digital and decentralised energy solutions smartEn recommends some important regulatory changes that should be introduced in order to foster the development of these valuable flexibility tools in a paper published this week: Design Principles for (Local) Markets for Electricity System Services.  
Post date: 7 Sep 2019
Type: News

As proposed in the initial roadmap and Grant Agreement, three stages were carried out to organise work: a state of the art to identify standards and existing initiatives to be used in the ALDREN protocol, the definition of the working framework to shape outcomes and interconnections with other tasks and the construction of the indicators and protocol themselves.  
Post date: 6 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

On 3rd and 4th September the first official meeting of DigiPLACE took place in Brussels. DigiPLACE is an EU-funded project with a budget of €1 million aiming at creating a roadmap for a Digital Platform for Construction in Europe.   The digital industrial platform is an operating system that integrates different technologies and various applications and services.  
Post date: 4 Sep 2019
Type: News

Concept   The North Sea Region (NSR) contains 22 million houses built in 1950-1985 that are causing 79 Mton CO2 of emissions annually. Current home renovations are being carried out on a limited-scale and many are not to nZEB standard, with three consequences:   - The pace of renovations is too low.  
Post date: 3 Sep 2019
Type: Link

#22 Newsletter includes:  
Post date: 3 Sep 2019
Type: News

This third edition of the Responsible Housing Awards saw a record-breaking number of 87 submissions (an increase of 29% compared to 2016) across five categories from 16 countries.   The jury members had a tough decision at hand but in the end everyone is a winner in the responsible housing community. In this Handbook you may find out more about all 25 projects of the winners and the finalists.  
Post date: 30 Aug 2019
Type: Publication

A greater uptake of smart technologies is expected to lead to significant, cost-effective energy savings, while also helping to improve indoor comfort in a manner that enables the building to adjust to the needs of the user.   Smart buildings have also been identified and acknowledged as key enablers of future energy systems for which there will be a larger share of renewables, distributed supply and demand-side energy flexibility.  
Post date: 30 Aug 2019
Type: Publication

Climats chauds : de quoi parle-t-on ?   La zone climatique chaude considérée dans le cadre de ce dossier correspond peu ou prou aux régions du monde dont le climat est, au sens de la classification de Köppen, un climat soit équatorial, soit de mousson, soit de savane, soit désertique chaud, soit semi-aride chaud.   Ce choix de périmètre tient en premier lieu au fait que les régions chaudes concentrent une importante part de la population mondiale :
Post date: 29 Aug 2019
Type: News

Less than 2% of properties sold in Ireland between January 2017 and October 2018 were A rated – the highest energy efficient rating for homes – despite many technologies available to upgrade homes. And just 11% of dishwashers and 14% of fridges sold in 2018 in Spain were of the highest A+++ energy rating for appliances. The findings come from a project called CONSEED, which investigates what encourages people to buy energy efficient appliances, houses and cars.  
Post date: 31 Jul 2019
Type: News

#21 Newsletter includes: -The RESTORE project in Flyer and Poster format -WG3 final Booklet now available! The main question Working Group 3 faced is how a building can be built, operated and maintained in a regenerative manner. The WG3 Booklet now reports about the findings of this working group providing answers on how this can be achieved through integration of restorative and regenerative principles into the construction and operation process. 
Post date: 30 Jul 2019
Type: News