This 600 square-metre plot was used to erect a new service centre that would not only encompass a bank branch but also consultation rooms for customers and staff. Overall the building spans a total usable floor area of 1800 square metres. The energy consultant used dynamic computer simulations and local climate records to design the building and select materials.
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
The university city of Freiburg is home to an innovative city hall that is now the biggest surplus-energy building in Europe. The building boasts outstanding thermal insulation that allows for low-temperature heating and high-temperature cooling. To minimise energy demand, the building is fitted with a ventilation system that uses heat recovery. The building is heated and cooled efficiently by using energy in the ground water.
Post date: 16 Mar 2020
[The event has been CANCELLED due to the situation with the spread of the COVID-19 virus across Europe]
HOTEL BALKAN (city centre) | 5 Sveta Nedelya Square | 1000 Sofia| Bulgaria
Post date: 4 Mar 2020
Mercado del Val is an iron market located within the old town of Valladolid. Its construction was completed in 1882. The rectangular floor plan is 120 meters long times 19 meters wide, with chamfered corners. It had stones for foundations and plinth and iron for the other elements. Natural ventilation was performed through openings covered by blinds of iron sheets.
Post date: 20 Feb 2020
This report highlights the activities and most recent successes of the Concerted Action for the effective implementation of the EED across all 28 Member States, plus Norway.
Post date: 10 Feb 2020
The Hotmaps project
The EU-funded project Hotmaps aims at designing a toolbox to support public authorities, energy agencies and urban planners in strategic heating and cooling planning on local, regional and national levels, and in line with EU policies.
In addition to guidelines and handbooks on how to carry out strategic heating and cooling (H&C) planning, Hotmaps will provide an Heating & Cooling planning software that is
Post date: 3 Feb 2020
This vision is intended to provide a clear path for 100% renewable energy (RE) heating and cooling (H&C) sectors in Europe by 2050. It highlights the principles, the drivers, and the challenges of the transition to RE and helps readers to understand the potential of renewable heating and cooling (RHC) technologies.
Post date: 21 Jan 2020
Novel building Integration Designs for increased Efficiencies in Advanced Climatically Tunable Renewable Energy Systems
Post date: 9 Jan 2020
Hotmaps is a GIS-based online software that supports authorities and energy planners to set up a strategic heating and cooling plan for their region. The definite version of the tool is now available at www.hotmaps.eu and tool developers will continue to improve it and add new calculation modules for heating and cooling planning until the end of the project life.
Post date: 9 Jan 2020
The European Commission aims to analyse the competitiveness of the European heating and cooling industry. Four case studies of successful and competitive deployment of heating and cooling solutions at a city level from selected organizations support this analysis. The case studies aim to illustrate how competitive renewable energy technologies such as solar-thermal, biomass, biogas and heat pump are in the context of different local factors across Europe, and what are their impacts on local communities.
Post date: 19 Nov 2019