smart buildings

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Please find below an important communication from Eurac about the workshop:   As a consequence of the latest developments of the corona virus outbreak in Northern Italy and after consultation with the local health authorities, Eurac has decided to follow the precautionary measures and cancel all public events, lectures and meetings involving a substantial number of people.  
Post date: 2 Mar 2020
Type: News

On 9th March 2020 Eurac research is hosting a workshop at NOI Techpark (Bolzano) within the FESR project INTEGRIDS funded by ERDF/ EFRE/ FESR EU Program of Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen, under the grant n. FESR1042. The main objective of the project is the definition and analysis of energy grids, which must be considered as synergies between thermal and electric grids and as means to allow a broad implementation of renewable energy inside buildings and efficient energy grids.  
Post date: 19 Feb 2020
Type: News

On 9th March 2020 Eurac research is hosting a workshop at NOI Techpark (Bolzano) within the FESR project INTEGRIDS funded by ERDF/ EFRE/ FESR EU Program of Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen, under the grant n. FESR1042.
Post date: 31 Jan 2020
Type: News

In close interaction with various stakeholders, the study team has developed a provisional Smart Readiness Indicator assessment method and calculation scheme. We kindly invite all interested stakeholders to engage in the public bèta testing of this approach.  
Post date: 10 Oct 2019
Type: News

The newsletter from DG Energy of the European Commission is now available.   Top stories: - Renewables boost competitiveness of EU industry - Establishing a smart readiness indicator for buildings   Other news: - Climate action: EIB to finance construction of 21 wind farms in Spain - EU annual hard coal consumption declines further - Eurostat 2017 figures on oil import dependency rates   Upcoming events:
Post date: 3 Sep 2019
Type: News

A greater uptake of smart technologies is expected to lead to significant, cost-effective energy savings, while also helping to improve indoor comfort in a manner that enables the building to adjust to the needs of the user.   Smart buildings have also been identified and acknowledged as key enablers of future energy systems for which there will be a larger share of renewables, distributed supply and demand-side energy flexibility.  
Post date: 30 Aug 2019
Type: Publication

Two-thirds (65%) of the European building stock was built before 1980: about 97% of the EU’s buildings must be upgraded to achieve the 2050 decarbonisation goal, but only 0.4-1.2% are renovated each year.   
Post date: 16 May 2019
Type: Publication

The  H2020 project ExcEED (European Energy Efficient building district Database) is funded by the European Commission and aims at collecting data coming from new, modern and energy efficient buildings (such as energy performance, CO2 emissions, etc.). The project answers the need for transparency and comparability of energy performance calculations.
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: Publication

SEB-19 invites participation and paper submissions across a broad range of sustainability and energy related topics relevant to the main theme of Sustainability in Energy and Buildings. Applicable areas include sustainable design and of buildings, neighbourhoods and cities (built and natural environment); optimisation and modelling techniques; smart energy systems for smart cities; green information communications technology; and well as a broad range of solar, wind, wave and other renewable energy topics.  
Post date: 16 Apr 2019
Type: Event

Being heavily involved in passive constructions, we wanted to create a thoughtful and sustainable building. We equipped our control house with a complete EnOcean wireless home automation system. This innovative technology works without any battery or wiring. The energy recovered during the manipulation is enough to emit a radio signal, which makes it possible, for example, to turn on the light.
Post date: 17 Jan 2019
Type: Case