Residential buildings

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Concept and objectives:   5G is envisioned to be the first global technology standard that will address the variety of future use cases of the energy sector, by ensuring that both the radio and core network performance requirements can be met in terms of end-to-end latency, reliability and availability.  
Post date: 18 Jan 2021
Type: Link

For the first time ever the EAE Award 2021 ceremony will be included in the program of the 5th European ETICS Forum, scheduled for 16th September 2021 in Prague/CZ.   The new award aims to honour amazing examples of energy-efficient projects from across Europe using External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS).  
Post date: 14 Jan 2021
Type: News

The European Association of ETICS (EAE) has consistently expanded the scope, spectrum and intensity of activities in Brussels and among European member associations in 2020. In the year just begun, this course will continue under the newly elected President and a central event will be held with the ETICS Forum.   Jacek Kulig new EAE President  
Post date: 14 Jan 2021
Type: News

Using the results, lessons learned, and strong collaborative relationships of ongoing and prior green finance projects, SMARTER Finance for Families offers its know-how to support identification of individual solutions for using green finance innovation to improve the health and comfort, financial stability, and energy performance of very low-income households.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2021
Type: Link

This study provides the basis for the development of an EU framework for Digital Building Logbooks.   The definition of Digital Building Logbook has been created as part of this study, based on a thorough stakeholder consultation, interviews with experts and detailed analysis of 40 existing Building Logbook initiatives across Europe and beyond.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2021
Type: Publication

The COP26 climate summit hosted by the UK in November will include a focus on architecture and construction after its president Alok Sharma announced plans to include a ‘built environment day’   Sharma, who last week quit as business secretary to focus on his climate role full-time, revealed the decision in a recent letter to the World Green Building Council. In it, he said that ‘action to decarbonise the buildings and construction sector is critical to meeting our Paris Agreement goals’.
Post date: 14 Jan 2021
Type: News

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a form of ‘creative financing’ for capital improvement which allows funding energy upgrades from cost reductions.   Do you know that despite the large economic energy saving potential in the EU, nowadays very few ESCOs apply EPC to the residential market due to some main barriers (such as high transaction costs and high fragmentation of market) which make a large-scale application of the ESCO EPC model for residential buildings particularly difficult?
Post date: 13 Jan 2021
Type: News

To predict the profitability of an investment, financial calculation methods are used. Since the traditional approach, based on pay-back time, is inefficient, the project propose tools (in web and Excel versions) that enables one to employ several methods, either independently or in combination.   In particular, Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return prove efficient and helpful for building managers, energy auditors, and other investors.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2021
Type: Tool

Concept:   Today, multi-disciplinary teams from all over the world have to collaborate in order to bring a physical product from idea to market. A professional design tool enabling them to work collaboratively in real-time, directly in 3D would ease this process.   But building a design platform for manipulating and rendering large 3D data in real time for such a wide range of users is an enormous technological challenge.  
Post date: 8 Jan 2021
Type: Link

Before the refurbishment started, the local authority had around 1,500 bedsits right across the city. Known as zero-bed units, they were small – usually no more than 26 square metres – and as they aged, they became progressively less attractive to tenants.   Moreover, the more unattractive the location, the more ‘de-tenanted’ they became. So began a vicious cycle of vacancy, dilapidation and social deterioration.  
Post date: 8 Jan 2021
Type: Case