Pan European

This session brought together experiences from four Horizon 2020 projects (BIMplement, BIMCert, BIMeet, NetUBIEP) working with BIM as a training tool and developing qualification frameworks in order to deliver a high quality performing built result.  
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: News

The ACE brought together architects and professionals of the built environment for a two hour debate on Level(s) : What is the potential of Level(s) to support sustainable architectural quality? What is the first feedback from pilots? What amendments are needed to achieve a broader uptake?   Check the YouTube link below!
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: News

Five Eu funded projects (TripleA­reno, iBROAD, HAPPEN, ALDREN, Fit­to­NZEB) collaborating on integrated tools and methods for deep retrofitting, looked at key challenges that need to be surpassed for a breakthrough in building energy improvement, propose specific solutions, and highlight some good reasons for optimism.   Check the YouTube link below!
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: News

If you are working on your proposal for funding for energy efficiency under the Horizon 2020 call, have a look at EASME article (see link below)    They collected and put together a number of steps and tips from EASME experts to help you focus on the most important elements. T   he call will open on the 16th of July, and the first deadline is set for 15 January 2020.  
Post date: 8 Jul 2019
Type: News

The eTeacher project is reaching the final stage of developing the ICT empower tools (What-if-Analysis and eTEACHER app).   What-if-Analysis is a software tool that aims at providing building users with tailored racommendations on how they can reduce building energy consumption and energy costs.  
Post date: 5 Jul 2019
Type: News

Finland, Sweden, Portugal, France and Germany are often seen as “climate leaders” when it comes to setting ambitious carbon reduction objectives for 2050.   However, they lack concrete measures to achieve them, according to new analysis published today 4th July 2019.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
Type: News

Key challenge for sustainable energy future is the path towards 2050: buildings are responsible for 40% of the energy consumption, and 80% goes for heating and cooling.   Moreover, the intermittent availability of renewable energy sources and the increase of the electrical energy demand would put strain on the grid.  
Post date: 3 Jul 2019
Type: News

History   The history of the IEA began with the 1973-1974 Middle East War crisis and its immediate aftermath.   While oil producing countries appeared relatively well organized to utilize their new oil based economic and political power, many OECD countries found themselves inadequately equipped with the information and organization necessary to meet the corresponding challenges.  
Post date: 3 Jul 2019
Type: Link

This is the first block of housing certified in Spain built in 2017 under the Passivhaus standard, and therefore has a demand for heating below 15kWh / m2a, and a heating load of 10W / m2.   This implies that a floor of 75m2 will have a heating load of only 750W, so with a hair dryer there would be enough to heat two houses.   To achieve this the following principles have been applied:  
Post date: 1 Jul 2019
Type: Case

What do occupants know really know and want from NZEBs?   The CoNZEBs team has compiled and conducted a survey in four countries (Germany, Denmark, Italy and Slovenia) to learn about the opinion of end-users in multi-family houses (NZEBs or other building energy performance levels) regarding:  
Post date: 27 Jun 2019
Type: Publication