high performance buildings

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Primary Energy Renewable and future climate Impact on buildings
Post date: 20 Apr 2021
Type: Link

Concept:   Buildings are central to meeting the sustainability challenge. In the developed world, buildings consume over 70% of the electric power generated and 40% of primary energy and are responsible for 40% of CO2 emissions from the energy services they require. In Europe, 75-90% of today’s buildings will be in use in 2050.  
Post date: 3 Nov 2020
Type: Link

The energy transition in the built environment: High-rise buildings   Speakers:   Andreas Kahr, Heat Pump Business DevelopmentVaillant Group Austria GmbH Martin Betz, Group Technical Director - Glen Dimplex    Date and Time: June 24  10:10 - 11:22 (+02:00 CEST)  
Post date: 11 Jun 2020
Type: Event

IMT ignites and accelerates demand for high-performing buildings to bring ambitious goals into reach.   The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) catalyzes demand for high-performing buildings. Why? The buildings in which we live and work are the single largest energy user in the United States, accounting for ~40% of total energy consumption.  
Post date: 4 May 2020
Type: Link

The International Passive House Association Blog is filled with entries related to highly energy efficient buildings. Topics include summer comfort, the first Passive House hospital, energy efficient high rises, integrating renewable energy sources into highly energy efficient buildings and much more! We encourage you to get involved by providing us with your feedback, content suggestions or simply joining the discussion and commenting on our posts.
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Type: Link

The workshop will include three main sessions: -Bringing solutions together: voluntary certification schemes and other integrated approaches in support of deep renovation of buildings -Architects feedback on testing Level(s) -Up-­skilling the AEC industry to deliver high quality energy efficient retrofitting with BIM learning tools  
Post date: 5 Jun 2019
Type: Event

Das EU Horizont 2020-Projekt CoNZEBs (Solution sets for the Cost reduction of new Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings) kommt in die letzte Projektphase und wird die Projektergebnisse in allen vier Teilnehmerländern auf nationalen Veranstaltungen präsentieren. Die deutsche Veranstaltung, organisiert durch die ABG Frankfurt Holding und den Projektkoordinator Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik, wird am 13. Juni 2019 in Frankfurt stattfinden.
Post date: 17 Apr 2019
Type: Event

  The CoNZEBs team is asking for your opinion, based on your personal experiences, conversations with friends and neighbours, media or technical literature. Do you have any questions and open dilemmas regarding living in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings? The questionnaire below will take -10 minutes  and your opinion will be very helpful for developing a CONZEBs information platform for future users of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings. The deadline for your contribution is 30 April 2018.   Thank you for your cooperation.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2018
Type: News

AIVC Workshop | Towards higher-performing buildings: The role of airtightness and ventilation   The objective of this workshop is to discuss and identify ways to improve the quality of our homes with respect to airtightness and ventilation, as well as discussing the impact suboptimal performance has on energy consumption and health of the occupants. Also of interest are the impacts of mandatory airtightness targets and how best to implement these, if at all.   Specific topics include:  
Post date: 30 Nov 2017
Type: Event

This report is part of Task 5 within the California Energy Commission (CEC) EPIC project (EPIC-14- 009) Optimizing Radiant Systems for Energy Efficiency and Comfort managed through the Centre for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley. The main goal of this research was to determine the building characteristics of projects with radiant heating and cooling and assess their real world energy use compared to standard benchmarks for building energy performance.
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
Type: Publication