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PLATOON project

Concept:   The digitalisation of the energy sector enables higher levels of operational excellence with the adoption of disrupting technologies.   The EU-funded PLATOON project offers methodology that deploys distributed/edge processing...
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 872592.
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INFINITE project

Concept:   The EU’s building stock is relatively old. Half of all homes in most EU countries were built pre-1970 and before the first thermal regulations.   This is why upgrading the energy efficiency of the building envelope – the...
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 958397
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3D printing in construction project

Introduction   3D printing (sometimes referred to as Additive Manufacturing (AM)) is the computer-controlled sequential layering of materials to create three-dimensional shapes. It is particularly useful for prototyping and for the ...
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iPHA’s Q&A with PHI – Building Certification with Corinna Geiger

How does the building certification process work? Why should buildings be certified? These are just some of the questions that the new series “iPHA Q&A with PHI” answered. Once a month, the iPHA Team sits together with experts from...
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Why is Building Certification So Important?

Find out what the benefits of certifying your Passive House building are in this blog post.
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Passive House and nZEB – How do they relate?

The Passive House Standard offers a proven implementation of the nZEB with over 25 years of experience. It can be applied to any climate. Design tools, training and quality assurance are available to help ensure reliable performance –thus...
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PrismArch project

Concept:   Current architectural and engineering design programmes enable complex and creative designs to be easily and accurately modelled.   Using advanced virtual reality (VR) applications, designers can immersively perceive and...
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952002.
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COGITO project

Concept:   The acceleration of digitalisation in lean building/infrastructure construction will facilitate the industrialisation of the construction sector.   The EU-funded COGITO project proposes to materialise the digitalisation benefits...
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 958310
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Expert Interview - Eugenio Quintieri Secretary, General of the EBC

Eugenio Quintieri is the Secretary-General of the European Builders Confederation (EBC) since June 2017.   In addition to managing EBC secretariat, Eugenio represents EBC in the European Social dialogue committee, supervises several...
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Did you miss any of our Expert Talks?

EXPERT TALKS is an initiative from the BUILD UP portal which has started in February 2020. In the form of face-to-face interviews, experts coming from all around Europe and covering the field of Energy Efficiency in buildings from...
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SINERGY project

Concept:   Smart energy management is currently one of the most important research areas in Europe. With this in mind, the EU-funded SINERGY project aims to unlock the innovation potential of the Institute Mihajlo Pupin (IMP) in Serbia.  ...
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952140
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EnergyMEASURES project

Concept:   Adequate warmth, cooling and lighting and the energy to power appliances are essential in a home.   Energy poverty is associated with a range of adverse consequences for people’s health and well-being, exacerbated by low...
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 894759
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ENERGee Watch project

Concept:   Regional and local authorities need to precisely determine, control and demonstrate their sustainable energy and climate actions to increase their efficiency.   The EU-funded ENERGee Watch project will support peer-to-peer...
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 892089
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LEAP4SMEproject

Concept:   TThe EU-funded LEAP4SME project aims to support member states and specifically their small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in carrying out energy audits and implementing cost-effective energy-saving measures.   To reach...
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 893924.
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CEESEU project

Concept:   The EU has called on countries of central and eastern Europe (CEE) to do more to meet its 2050 net-zero emissions goals.   Based on an assessment of national energy and climate plans, CEE countries need to boost their potentials...
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769497
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iclimabuilt project

Concept and objectives:   Buildings account for around 40% of total energy use and 36% of CO2 emissions in Europe .   According to the recast Directive on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD) all new buildings after 2020 should reach...
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952886.
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ISTOS project

Concept:   Europe is experiencing an increasing number of disasters due to severe and extreme weather and climate events.   The more vulnerable a community is to such natural hazards, the greater the risk of human and material losses.  ...
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952300.
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RESHeat project

Concept:   More than half of a household’s annual energy consumption is for space heating and air conditioning. In EU households, heating and hot water alone account for 79 % of total final energy use.   What is more, three quarters of...
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 956255
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LIGHTNESS project

Concept:   The achievement of the EU climate targets for 2030 will be facilitated by the widespread adoption of renewable energy. Hosting capacity can be reached through the market uptake of citizen energy communities (CEC).   The EU-...
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 953020
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procuRE project

Concept and objectives:   procuRE brings together 6 procurers from 6 countries, responsible for over 21,000 public buildings, to invest over €7 million in R&D to tackle their common challenge of achieving 100% Renewable Energy Supply (...
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 963648