energy use

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The German Energy Agency-dena (Deutsche Energie-Agentur) has launched the new project: “Check-in Energy Efficiency: A dena Pilot Project for Energy Optimisation in Hotels & Accommodation” with the aim to reduce the energy consumption of hotel buildings while increasing the comfort levels of hotel guests. The pilot project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). 
Post date: 21 Apr 2015
Type: News

Urbanisation is estimated to result in 6 billion urban dwellers by 2050. Cities will be exposed to climate change from greenhouse gas induced radiative forcing, and localised effects from urbanisation such as the urban heat island. An urban land-surface model has been included in the HadAM3 Global Climate Model. It shows that regions of high population growth coincide with regions of high urban heat island potential, most notably in the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent, and East Africa.
Post date: 28 Feb 2015
Type: Publication

Urban heat island and global warming increase significantly the ambient temperature. Higher temperatures have a serious impact on the electricity consumption of the building sector increasing considerably the peak and the total electricity demand. The present paper aims to collect, analyse and present in a comparative way existing studies investigating the impact of ambient temperature increase on electricity consumption.
Post date: 28 Feb 2015
Type: Publication

Last steps of the ENCERTICUS Baseline:  integrating sociocultural data and end users' attitudes to the consumption data.
Post date: 11 Jun 2014
Type: Publication

The IEE project ENTRANZE just launched a cost tool – designed for market actors, policy makers, experts and other key stakeholders - which analyses the impacts of several renovation packages for specific building types, in terms of costs and primary energy demand.   It provides cost-energy curves to assess cost optimal solutions taking into account specific climate zones, various energy price scenarios as well as renewable energy generation.
Post date: 30 Apr 2014
Type: News

The cost tool – designed for market actors, policy makers, experts and other key stakeholders - analyses the impacts of several renovation packages for specific building types, in terms of costs and primary energy demand. It provides cost-energy curves to assess cost optimal solutions taking into account specific climate zones, various energy price scenarios as well as renewable energy generation. This tool produces both graphical and numerical outputs, particularly:  
Post date: 30 Apr 2014
Type: Tool

The EPISCOPE project website was launched last month. More information about the project and in particular, focusing on building stock monitoring, is available on on the website. The overall strategic objective of the EPISCOPE project is to make the energy refurbishment processes in the European housing sector transparent and effective. This will help to ensure that the climate protection targets will actually be attained and that corrective or enhancement actions can be taken in due time, if necessary.
Post date: 20 Jan 2014
Type: News

This publication presents the main statistical findings from the 2010 Survey on Energy Consumption in Households which, through a collection of basic data on the energy consumption of the domestic sector in Portugal, resulted in widespread statistical data that allows for up to date information about consumption of the various sources of energy within this sector as well as its breakdown by final use (household heating and cooling, water heating, kitchen, etc.) and household expenditure related to energy consumption.
Post date: 8 Jan 2014
Type: Publication

In July 2009, Eurostat launched a first action (with grant) to develop detailed statistics on energy consumption in the household sector (SECH project). The immediate cause was the Regulation on Energy Statistics (1099/2008) that stipulates that the European Commission and European Member States need to develop better energy statistics related to renewable energy and energy consumption. In particular, it is necessary to carry out a review of the existing approaches at national level and implement data collections if needed.
Post date: 8 Jan 2014
Type: Publication

As a journalist working for the publication Nature, I am, finally, interested in examples of national interpretation of the EPBD directive such that EPCs measure actual energy use rather than being based on building design. Which is preferable and why? I am also interested in hearing about buildings energy ratings (such as LEED or Energy Star in the US - not buildings codes) that measure energy use. Should there be a Europe-wide scheme of this kind?
Post date: 20 Dec 2013
Type: Note