The EU funded AMBASSADOR project (Autonomous Management System Developed for Building and District Levels) goal was to study, develop and experiment with systems and tools aimed at optimising the energy usage in the perimeter of a district by managing the energy flows, predicting and mastering energy consumption and energy production.
Along this line, the main objectives of the project were to:
Post date: 21 Jun 2017
dena – the Germany Energy Agency- in partnership with the energy service provider ista, the German Tenants’ Association and the Federal Ministry of Construction habe carried out a nation-wide field test of consumption transparency in buildings in the project “Saving Money through Clever Heating”. The key outcome of the project was that tenants who receive monthly information on their heating consumption can reduce it by an average of 10 per cent.
For further information please visit the relevant dena webpage at the link provided below.
Post date: 4 May 2017
IEA-EBC Annex 61: Business and Technical Concepts for Deep Energy Retrofit of Public Buildings
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 61: Business and Technical Concepts for Deep Energy Retrofit of Public Buildings” in 2012. The project will run till 2017.
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
IEA-EBC Annex 70: Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of Real Building Energy Use at Scale
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 70: Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of Real Building Energy Use at Scale” in 2016. The project will run until 2020.
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
How to mobilise the occupant? The sense of control
The sociological feedback from the survey “Sociocube”, a study led on the first edition of the CUBE 2020 contest (a one-year energy efficiency competition between buildings), shows the basic psychosocial factors to achieve environmental friendly behaviour change at work from employees. Sociologists have notably addressed the issue of the “perceived behavioural control”, which is the liberty and self-determination that people feel when considering a behavioural change.
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Optimising the energy use of technical building systems – unleashing the power of the EPBD’s article 8
This webinar will present the results of the recently published Ecofys study “Optimising the energy use of technical building systems (TBS) – unleashing the power of the EPBD’s Article 8”.
During this webinar, the authors will elaborate on the study and on the underlying questions, such as:
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Data streams relevant for energy use in buildings are increasing. Many households have “smart” meters in place or are installing smart thermostats or smart plugs; and the first Internet of things (IoT) applications are entering households. We see similar developments in commercial buildings.
This wealth of data provides new opportunities to better understand and control energy use in buildings. Significant energy saving potentials are claimed. Nevertheless, there are also serious challenges, like privacy and cybersecurity issues, and the variety of platforms.
Post date: 5 Apr 2017
Measure guideline: Ventilation guidance for residential high performance new construction- Multifamily
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
In 2013, a collaborative effort to evaluate the impact of ventilation system flow rates on interior comfort conditions, space-conditioning energy consumption and condensate generation as well as concentrations of certain indoor air contaminants was initiated by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the Florida Solar Energy Centre (FSEC), and the Florida Home Energy and Resources Organisation (Florida HERO).
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
Die Studie beschäftigt sich damit, welche Einsparungen durch energieeffiziente Wohnhäuser in der Praxis tatsächlich erreichbar sind. Dafür wurden die Verbrauchskennwerte energetisch sanierter und neuer Ein- und Mehrfamilienhäuser ausgewertet. Die 121 untersuchten Effizienzhäuser umfassen 50 neue Ein- und Zweifamilienhäuser, 7 neue Mehrfamilienhäuser, 46 energetisch sanierte Ein- und Zweifamilienhäuser und 18 energetisch sanierte Mehrfamilienhäuser. Alle Häuser haben eine gedämmte Gebäudehülle und eine effiziente Anlagentechnik.
Post date: 15 Feb 2017