EnginSoft hosts the last of three replication workshops aimed at disseminating DIRECTION’s achievements in nearly zero energy buildings.
Post date: 16 Feb 2016
SB Alliance, CSTB and Bureau Veritas are organising a second workshop around the European project of voluntary certification scheme. This workshop is open to all stakeholders and follows the one held in Paris on January 14.
Post date: 9 Feb 2016
The present article deals with the current situation of school buildings in four Mediterranean countries (France, Greece, Italy and Spain) as regards the energy performance and indoor environmental quality, in the frame of ZEMedS IEE Project. ZEMedS focuses on the renovation of schools to nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) in the Mediterranean, an area which represents 17% of EU-27 population. EU energy policy encourages Member States to start converting building stock into nZEB and public authorities to adopt exemplary actions.
Post date: 27 Jan 2016
This book, released by the Energy Performance Measurement Institute, provides significant information on worldwide energy use and residential sector energy use, including many factors that are unique to the residential sector. Energy performance measurement methods and data are presented. Simplification of residential sector energy performance measurement is a key theme.
Post date: 11 Jan 2016
The calculation tool ASCOT - Assessment tool for additional construction cost in sustainable building renovation – was originally developed for dwellings. The purpose of the ASCOT tool is to assist the user in evaluating and thereby optimise the economical costs of a building renovation project in relation to sustainable development issues.
Post date: 13 Oct 2015
INSITER is a research project within the EU research programme “Horizon 2020”. The key innovation of INSITER is the intuitive and cost-effective Augmented Reality (AR) for self-inspection. The use of AR –that connects virtual and physical buildings in their environments at real-time– will ensure that the targeted performance in the design model is realised. INSITER will thus eliminate the gaps in quality and energy-performance between design and realisation of energy-efficient buildings made of prefabricated components.
Post date: 1 Sep 2015
The POWER HOUSE Nearly-Zero Energy Challenge is working to gradually link up Europe’s 41,400 local housing providers represented by Housing Europe’s members in order to help them in their path towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings.
This page lists projects related to Information and Communication Technologies for energy performance in a social housing context.
Post date: 17 Aug 2015
BPIE just released a factsheet on article 5, Energy Efficiency Directive.As of January 2014, Member States have to renovate 3% of the total floor area of heated and/or cooled buildings owned and occupied by its central government each year in order to meet the minimum energy performance requirements.BPIE’s latest research gathers both the current status of the implementation of Art 5 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED, 2012/27/EU) as well as summary conclusions together in a factsheet.
Post date: 5 Jul 2014
A Commission review of energy efficiency measures this summer will prioritise heating measures as a way of transforming Europe’s energy performance, according to a top Commission adviser.Heat makes up nearly half of the world’s final energy consumption, but the heat industry says that it is routinely and unfairly overlooked in energy and climate debates.That could be about to change, as the Commission studies its calculators for ways of toting up savings to meet its energy efficiency objectives.
Post date: 29 Apr 2014
OpenStudio is a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) collection of software tools to support whole building energy modeling using EnergyPlus and advanced daylight analysis using Radiance. OpenStudio is an open source project to facilitate community development, extension, and private sector adoption. OpenStudio includes graphical interfaces along with a Software Development Kit (SDK). The new OpenStudio graphical applications include the updated SketchUp Plug-in, the stand alone OpenStudio application, the ParametricAnalysisTool, RunManager, and ResultsViewer.
Post date: 7 Mar 2014