ZERO-PLUS project - Development of intelligent models for realtime performance assessment of NZE settlements
The monitoring and evaluation of the settlements’ performance is an essential part of the ZERO-PLUS project. Under the framework of the task “Intelligent models for performance assessment and reliability-centered maintenance” intelligent data processing models have been developed. The models are intended to be incorporated in the Web-GIS platform for performance assessment and increased reliability of the ZERO-PLUS case studies’ implementation.
Post date: 1 Aug 2018
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Internet of Things (IoT) have assumed a key role for energy efficiency in buildings: sensors (temperature sensor in a room, electrical power measuring device), actuators (HVAC room controller, motor), complex devices (PLC providing home, building or industrial automation), monitoring systems are a common standard that involves a wide range of stakeholders – from designers, to integrators, to operators and users.
Ae we ready to manage the risks and benefits of IoT in smart buildings?
Post date: 29 Jun 2018
Throughout Europe buildings are still responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions. More renovation of the existing stock is needed. This is where citizens come into play
Post date: 23 May 2018
Pilot or demonstration buildings are made in order to test new innovative technologies or to demonstrate that a defined level of high building energy performance is possible in reality. These buildings are show cases that allow experts and the general public to visit and see technologies in practice. If the projects would stop after the design and the construction, the real test i.e. the energy performance in practice would not be taken. For some tasks like meeting the predicted energy consumptions, monitoring could be simply based on the analysis of the energy bills.
Post date: 14 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts
DYNASTEE continues to disseminate information on dynamic assessment methods for the energy performance of buildings. The ninth issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter is an introduction to more in depth information, articles on new approaches and methods, the progress of works in the Annex 71 project of IEA-EBC, past and future training sessions etc.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Gestiegene Nutzeranforderungen, komplexer werdende gesetzliche Rahmenbedingungen und die daraus resultierenden höheren Technisierungsgrade von Gebäuden sind verbunden mit zunehmenden Herausforderungen für einen wirtschaftlichen, funktions- und bedarfsgerechten Betrieb der Gebäude. In der Planungs- und Bauphase müssen dafür die Voraussetzungen geschaffen werden.
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
This article from the REHVA Journal (June 2017) describes the Chinese market for indoor air quality sensors. It also provides information about the certification programme RESET a healthy building standard for indoor air quality created in 2011 in China and relying on continuous monitoring data. RESET monitoring standards are key to identifying the difference between good and poor IAQ sensors.
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
SEasonal PErformance factor and MOnitoring for heat pump systems in the building sector
The IEE project aimed at overcoming market barriers to a wider application of heat pumps, namely the lack of robust data on the conditions "in real installations" influencing reliability and seasonal efficiency, i.e. the seasonal performance factor (SPF) of heat pump systems across Europe. The objective was to get a broader acceptance of heat pump systems and improved quality assurance for heat pump systems in the building sector.
Post date: 16 Nov 2017
This European Commission website presents a set of 28 best practices covering all different aspects of greening accommodation establishments or restaurants.
Best practices include:
Minimising energy use
Minimising water consumption
Waste and waste water management
Restaurants and hotel kitchens
Cross cutting issues
More specifically, best practices on minimising energy use include:
Post date: 23 Oct 2017
Every energy manager relies on energy data to make intelligent energy decisions, lower energy costs and increase energy productivity.
But it is important to consider that the quality of your energy decisions is directly dependent on the quality of the data you base them on.
Poor data quality can cost you and your clients through inaccurate billing, missed energy saving or retrofit opportunities and even lost energy efficiency projects.
Post date: 11 Sep 2017