On Wednesday 14 June, BUILD UP attended the International Social Housing Festival in Amsterdam. There we had the chance to meet the Energy Ambassadors, volunteers supporting other residents to save energy and money. The concept is simple: the Energy Ambassadors, through training and a toolkit, show their neighbours how to save energy and encourage them to engage with others to achieve replicability.
Post date: 12 Jul 2017
ECO-Binder on the way to success
“Development of insulating concrete systems based on novel low CO2 binders for a new family of eco-innovative, durable and standardised energy efficient envelope components.“
Post date: 30 Jun 2017
The Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) has announced that it is relaunching the Green Deal scheme and Green Deal loans, since its funding end in July, 2015. This first announcement is a “soft launch”- the company hopes to extend finance offers across a wider number of Green Deal Providers over the coming months- ahead of the full launch to come later this year.
Post date: 26 Jun 2017
The Horizon 2020 COMBI project aims at quantifying the multiple non-energy benefits of energy efficiency in the EU-28 area. It will gather existing approaches and evidence from the EU area and develop modelling approaches. Finally, it will come up with consolidated data on different impacts of end-use energy efficiency such as:
Post date: 8 May 2017
“Development of innovative lightweight and highly insulating energy efficient components and associated enabling materials for cost-effective retrofitting and new construction of curtain wall facades.”
Post date: 21 Apr 2017
Heat Pumping Technologies in Special Applications and New Markets: vol.35 No 1/2017
Special Applications and New Markets in the new issue of the HPT Magazine
This latest issue of the Heat Pumping Technologies (HTP) Magazine has Special Applications and New Markets as the topical theme. The applications range from innovative ways to use heat pumping technologies in commercial buildings, to their use in common household appliances.
Post date: 10 Apr 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
The municipality of Gunskirchen decided to refurbish the street lighting system to energy-efficient LED technology using EPC, since it recognised that its street lighting system required significant refurbishment work and that the technology currently in use would soon be affected by the phasing out of lamps. The objective of the project was to find a good solution for every street. For the implementation, the municipality hired a planner who carried out a tendering procedure. Five ESCOs were invited to bid and all submitted for the call.
Post date: 8 Mar 2017
Building innovations from Austria - Pioneering technological developments – internationally approved
Post date: 7 Mar 2017
Two dominant and closely related problems the world faces today are the lack of uncertainty in energy supply on the one hand, and environmental pollution and climate change as a result of excessive energy consumption on the other hand. One of the ways to reduce negative impacts and positively influence sustainable development is the efficient use of energy. Energy efficiency makes us less vulnerable to energy shortages, reduces pollution and directly affects the improvement of living conditions.
Post date: 23 Feb 2017