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The building renovation sector has been moving towards the trend of using prefabricated renovation kits as an approach to effectively target the needs of any given project, and the design of kit-solutions that are able to respond to a range of requirements.  
Post date: 19 Nov 2020
Type: News

FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (Industry 4.0) Digital transformation, as described by the European Commission, is characterised by a fusion of advanced technologies and the integration of physical and digital systems and their effect on buildings and energy efficiency in buildings. These concepts will be explored in the next paragraphs.  
Post date: 18 Sep 2019
Type: News

From January 2021 all new construction in the EU must achieve the nearly-zero energy buildings standard, and existing buildings will have to be renovated at a faster rate. While the carbon emissions from buildings in operation should be reduced, their actual energy consumption relate to a more complex combination of factors.  
Post date: 26 Apr 2019
Type: News

by Marina Laskari (NKUA)  
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Type: News

By Isabelle Maurizi (PRACSIS)  
Post date: 23 Aug 2017
Type: News

  By François Durier (CETIAT, France)     Certified characteristics of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) appliances are useful for product selection and users’ information needs. They also contribute to a fair competition between manufacturers. Certification of the energy performance parameters makes available trustworthy input data for the energy performance calculation of buildings.     What is certification?  
Post date: 23 Aug 2017
Type: News

by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)  
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

BUILD UP provides free access to the latest ideas relating to energy efficiency in buildings. Through a series of regular web seminars, BUILD UP brings together academics and technical experts involved in low energy buildings. To optimise your reading experience, download the .pdf version (see 'Additional documents' below). 
Post date: 27 Nov 2013
Type: News

A new generation of insulating materials has emerged on the market during the last decade. The use of superinsulating materials (SIM) begins a new era of insulation technologies. 
Post date: 27 Nov 2013
Type: News

The 9th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2014 (EUSEW 2014) will take place in June. Launched in 2006 as a European Commission initiative, EUSEW has become Europe’s leading event on sustainable energy. It brings together energy stakeholders and the general public and provides a prominent platform to showcase successful projects, innovative technologies and best practices. 
Post date: 27 Nov 2013
Type: News