New Buildings Institute (NBI) is a trusted, independent nonprofit organization with a mission to push for better buildings that achieve zero energy, zero carbon, and beyond—through research, policy, guidance, and market transformation—to protect people and the planet.
Post date: 14 Jan 2021
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Air infiltration in buildings has multiple consequences on energy use and indoor environmental quality. Therefore, in the last 10 years many countries have introduced requirements for building airtightness in their EP-regulation.
Those requirements often prescribe that a test is performed by a qualified tester and that every test performed is recorded in a database.
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
Innovation in interconnected systems design is crucial for reducing cost and complexity in multi-component computing platforms.
Current software development tools cannot fulfil the various antagonistic criteria in programming architecture. AMPERE’s model-driven engineering (MDE) framework addresses this challenge.
Post date: 8 Dec 2020
The European construction industry needs to improve the innovation of its SMEs in order to extend its value chain and integrate new dynamic industrial sectors.
To achieve critical mass and promote internationalisation, the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) has initiated a synergy with the ICT, additive manufacturing, nature-based solutions and recycling industrial sectors.
Post date: 8 Dec 2020
The internet contains vast amounts of data and information, written and audiovisual, and in many different languages. There is a growing need to take advantage of this largely untapped resource.
The EU-funded SELMA project will address the ingestion and monitoring of large amounts of data.
Post date: 2 Dec 2020
The Low Energy Building Database is a repository of low-energy building information created to support the planning and development of low energy new build and refurbishment with exemplary case studies. This tool was developed following the Retrofit for Future (RfF) programme launched in the UK about ten years ago, when £17m have been allocated by the government for increasing the energy efficiency of the building stock.
Post date: 21 Sep 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 Aug 2020
Open Source Tools to Share, Compare, and Reuse Low-Carbon Energy Data
Data is central for energy research and analysis. Unfortunately, energy data is often difficult to find, mixed in different repositories, and generally fragmented. This results in a lack of efficiency for research and energy transition management.
Post date: 6 Apr 2020
Data is fundamental to understand how much a building consumes, how much it is efficient and whether thermal comfort is adequate. However, how should this data be evaluated? Is it still possible to increase energy efficiency of buildings? A solution would be to make a comparison with similar contexts: for example, how much does a building consume on average under specific climatic conditions? How much energy can it obtain from its installed renewable energy sources?
Post date: 17 Mar 2020
BUILD UP Skills Advisor
app was first released in 2015, with the aim of providing construction workers with job-specific advice and short upskilling opportunities. By turning on the app notifications for specific techniques, the user automatically receives updates on the most current course offers as well as question sets based on practical real-life situations.
Post date: 5 Feb 2020