energy use

Net-zero energy building (NZEB) is thought to be the building of choice, but in practice, is also synonym to high investment cost. It is, therefore, very important to investigate if the amount of the additional capital investment could be recouped from the energy saving (or generation). The investigation is particularly meaningful for industrial halls for the great energy saving potential (with respect to the high energy demand) and the ready energy generation possibility (due to favourable building geometry).
Post date: 17 Sep 2013
Type: Publication

The ECA Steering Committee (coordinated and managed by the JRC/IHCP/PCE Unit) consists of 33 distinguished scientists from 15 EU countries States (plus Norway and Switzerland
Post date: 22 May 2013
Type: Link

Observed Danish energy consumption fell by 4.5% to 756 PJ in 2012, compared with 2011. This development covers a drop in oil consumption of 4.3%, while consumption of natural gas and coal fell by 6.5% and 23.4% respectively. At the same time, consumption of renewable energy rose by 3.1%. This appears from the Danish Energy Agency’s provisional energy statistics for 2012.
Post date: 23 Apr 2013
Type: News

NEXT STEPS:9 Jan. 2013: Deadline for threshold raising energy performance certificate requirement on public buildings from 1,000m2, to 500m2April 2013: Member states present their national programmes for the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive.2014: EU pledged to review progress towards energy efficiency 2020 targets and consider binding measures if it is too slow. 9 July, 2015: Deadline for threshold raising energy performance requirement on public buildings to 250m2.2016: European Commission to review the Energy Efficiency Directive.
Post date: 15 Mar 2013
Type: News

The building sector has become much greener. To get such credentials it has adopted methods borrowed from other industries, such as life cycle analysis (LCA), which looks at the environmental impact of a building at every stage from its creation to its decommissioning. “Taking a global view over the entire life cycle of a building avoids a shift of burden”, Katrin Lenz tells She is an expert in LCA at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Stuttgart, Germany, and a partner in the DIRECTION project aiming to develop low energy buildings.  
Post date: 30 Jan 2013
Type: News

Tas is a complete solution for the thermal simulation of a building and a comprehensive tool for modelling plant and systems using it’s graphical and component based analysis. Tas is a powerful design tool in the optimisation of a buildings environmental, energy and comfort performance. Tas can import gbXML, INP, and IDF files from 3rd party programs. There are also customisable report generation facilities.
Post date: 28 Jan 2013
Type: Tool

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Post date: 2 Aug 2012
Type: Tool