user behaviour

While energy efficiency via retrofitting old buildings and giving more control to citizens over their energy demand are part of the Cologne project, just as they are in many other European cities, the CO2 emissions produced by urban traffic are also a major headache.    Cologne has identified four possible solutions that, when implemented, should reduce traffic emissions by a targeted 60%:  
Post date: 26 Aug 2019
Type: News

Less than 2% of properties sold in Ireland between January 2017 and October 2018 were A rated – the highest energy efficient rating for homes – despite many technologies available to upgrade homes. And just 11% of dishwashers and 14% of fridges sold in 2018 in Spain were of the highest A+++ energy rating for appliances. The findings come from a project called CONSEED, which investigates what encourages people to buy energy efficient appliances, houses and cars.  
Post date: 31 Jul 2019
Type: News

As building envelopes and mechanical and electrical equipment become more efficient, the impact of occupants on building energy increases.   Meanwhile trends in teleworking, co-working, and home-sharing mean vastly different occupancy than the standard occupancy schedules.   Finally, global expectations for comfort are increasing, while a variety of new technologies may or may not succeed in meeting this demand.
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
Type: Event

The eTeacher project is reaching the final stage of developing the ICT empower tools (What-if-Analysis and eTEACHER app).   What-if-Analysis is a software tool that aims at providing building users with tailored racommendations on how they can reduce building energy consumption and energy costs.  
Post date: 5 Jul 2019
Type: News

Buildings are responsible for approximately 40 % of energy consumption and 36 % of CO2 emissions in the EU, according to the European Commission. It’s also widely accepted that to reduce the amount of energy used, consumers have to change their behaviour.   But old habits die hard, especially when it comes to making sacrifices for the environment.
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
Type: News

As building envelopes and mechanical and electrical equipment become more efficient, the impact of occupants on building energy increases.   Meanwhile, trends in teleworking, co-working and home-sharing mean vastly different occupancy than the standard occupancy schedules.  
Post date: 12 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

Its objective was to study behavior and interactions among individuals and their impact on energy efficiency and climate change mitigation.   The project aimed at increasing our understanding of human behavior in relation to the environment by developing models able to incorporate the heterogeneity and the complex dynamics of individual and group decision making.  
Post date: 6 Jun 2019
Type: Link

Thursday 6th June 2019 -  Bruegel Institute, Rue de la Charité 33, Brussels   Session 1: Policy 10:30 – 13:00 Session 2: Research Deep Dives 14:00 - 17:30 Organised by the Horizon 2020 and European Research Council Projects CONSEED, PENNY and COBHAM   Policy Session 10:30-13:00  
Post date: 28 May 2019
Type: Event

This webinar was organised by BUILD UP editorial board with the coordinators of beacon European Research Projects that are aiming to enhance building service management and the way occupants use and interact with buildings in order to lower energy consumption and/or to rise levels of comfort and indoor environmental quality.  
Post date: 20 May 2019
Type: News

Webinar organised by BUILD UP editorial board with the coordinators of beacon European Research Projects that are aiming to enhance building service management and the way occupants use and interact with buildings in order to lower energy consumption and/or to rise levels of comfort and indoor environmental quality.  
Post date: 25 Apr 2019
Type: Event