Public and non residential buildings

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Concept:   The computer-controlled sequential layering of materials to create three-dimensional shapes, otherwise known as 3D printing, was first developed in the 1980s. It is now used in a wide range of applications – from aerospace engineering to dental applications.   3D printing systems have also been developed for the construction industry but there are still many challenges and limitations to overcome such as scalability and working at heights.
Post date: 28 Jan 2021
Type: Link

Buildings account for around 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the European Union.   Curtains walls, associated with modern architecture and large office building stock, are often criticized for their limited insulation properties. Existing buildings, including historical ones, are responsible for up to 60% energy losses through the envelope.  
Post date: 28 Jan 2021
Type: Event

The concept of the circular economy promotes a more efficient use of resources and the reduction of waste.   The construction sector is one of the most resource and waste intensive economic activities, generating 30% of all waste in the EU.  
Post date: 27 Jan 2021
Type: Publication

SmartEn brought out this paper with the aim to set out its position on the need to quantify the Demand Side Flexibility of a building as a component of the local energy system’s carbon footprint.   In this paper, smartEn outlines the benefits of a building energy performance quantification metric that incorporates DSF and recommends an ideal format of expressing the Actual Performance Metric.
Post date: 26 Jan 2021
Type: Publication

Webinar 10 – Example calculations with the set of EPB standards – (4) Focus on non-residential buildings (12h00 – 13h30 – 2nd February 2021) Following the successful first series of 6 webinars on the Energy Performance of Buildings standards (EN/ISO) supporting the implementation of the EPBD, an additional series of 4 webinars has been scheduled on the set up and results of a series of example calculations on buildings and systems using the EPB standards.
Post date: 25 Jan 2021
Type: Event

This is EFFECT4buildings magazine   EFFECT4buildings project is providing building owners and managers with a set of financial tools and instruments to support the implementation of more energy efficiency measures, developed, and improved in real cases.   The main target group is building managers in charge of public or privately owned building portfolio.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2021
Type: Publication

Multi service contracts is a method used for energy efficiency contracting to add other co-benefits such as lighting, indoor air quality, temperature, noise, esthetical values and well-being issues in the investments.   These co-benefits are included somehow in agreements (in 57% of the answers), but not in a systematical way.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2021
Type: Tool

We are excited to announce that registration for the SBE21 Conference on Sustainable Built Heritage is open.   Join us for a three-day full immersion in the world of heritage preservation and enhancement. SBE21 Heritage will take place from the 14th to the 16th of April 2021.  
Post date: 19 Jan 2021
Type: News

Taking care of many measures simultaneously in energy investments is difficult, but bundling can make it easier. It enables one to combine many small measures into one package, which can increase the profitability of an investment and make it look more attractive to potential investors.   One of various ways of approaching bundling is combining Total Concept Method (TCM) and Total Tool, which can help illustrate the economic profitability of individual measures.
Post date: 19 Jan 2021
Type: Tool

An important goal of public policy to stimulate transition to a sustainable energy system is to improve energy efficiency –a target clearly set out in Sustainable Development Goal 7.   Indeed, improving energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective options for meeting growing energy demand, ensuring more rational use of energy, securing economic well-being and improved quality of life, and contributing to a better environment and to energy security in most countries.  
Post date: 19 Jan 2021
Type: Publication