Building operation, monitoring, energy management

One-stop-shops (OSS) are easily accessible tools for overcoming market fragmentation on both demand and supply side.   They can offer holistic renovation solutions for building owners, covering evaluation of energy use, advice on interventions and access to finance and contractors.  
Post date: 2 Aug 2019
Type: Event

The event highlights how architects, designers, developers, and researchers take up the challenge of letting photovoltaic systems interact with landscapes and buildings.   “Energy as a landscape infrastructure” is the challenge for this year’s edition, in Marseille.  
Post date: 31 Jul 2019
Type: Event

The information system of the IMPULSE project is an online tool developed in the framework of the Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020. IMPULSE introduces an integrated management support system for planning energy efficiency interventions in public buildings.  
Post date: 26 Jul 2019
Type: Tool

Building the infrastructure to decarbonise the EU’s energy system by 2050 through large amounts of green gas is projected to be up to 36% more expensive than through energy efficiency and smart electrification, even in European countries with a cold climate, according to “Towards fossil-free energy in 2050”, conducted by Element Energy and Cambridge Econometrics, and commissioned by the European Climate Foundation.  
Post date: 26 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

The general objective of EduFootprint Project is to better manage, plan and monitor the energy consumption in public buildings in the Mediterranean area.   Specifically, EduFootprint aims to reach this aim working focused in public school buildings with an innovative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach, considering not just direct energy impacts of buildings (consumption), but also indirect ones (public procurement or general human awareness and behaviour).  
Post date: 24 Jul 2019
Type: Tool

Using 3D modelling software, layering it with data, and working very closely with all partners in construction and engineering projects is critical if European companies are to survive in the challenging and rapidly changing market.   Building information modelling (BIM) is a digital information management approach. It means a more efficient use of resources, more effective communications and therefore collaboration within the partnership, greater flexibility and improved long-term planning.
Post date: 24 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

With 'My2050' the Belgian government aims to encourage a debate with all citizens (and pupils of the 3rd degree secondary in particular) on how we can make our society evolve towards a low carbon society by 2050.   My2050 provides:   -an insight into the possible changes in the different sectors (transport, buildings, industry, energy supply and agriculture);  
Post date: 18 Jul 2019
Type: Tool

The UK "stands no chance" of slashing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, nor meeting its interim carbon budgets, unless the government takes urgent action to improve the energy efficiency standards of buildings and households, a group of MPs has warned.   After carrying out an inquiry into the issue, MPs on the Committee found the rate of efficiency measures - such as insulation and low energy lighting - installed in UK homes under government schemes has plummeted by 95 per cent since 2012. 
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: News

The energy transition is well under way. The digital transformation, new mobility approaches, new ideas for living in cities and the rising number of prosumers are examples of the ongoing energy transition.  
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: Event

The Passive House standard was defined and put into practice for the first time in Darmstadt in 1991 almost three decades ago. Next October 2019, the 23rd International Passive House Conference will take place for the first time outside Europe, in Gaobeidian, China. Before that, in May this year the passive-house pioneering city of Heidelberg hosted the Better Building!
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: News