The realities behind the collection of data on the energy performance of buildings
This is the first issue in a series of factsheets that the EU-funded project ExcEED will publish on a range of diverse topics related to data collection on the energy performance of buildings.
Post date: 24 Aug 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded project GAIA (Green Awareness In Action) aims to promote positive behavioural changes within communities regarding energy consumption/awareness.
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded Project OrbEEt (ORganizational Behaviour improvement for Energy Efficient adminisTrative public offices) aims to introduce an innovative solution to facilitate public and social engagement to action for energy efficiency by providing real-time assessments of the energy impact and energy-related organisational behaviour.
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Der Deutsche Wetterdienst hat im Rahmen eines Forschungsprojekts neue Testreferenzjahre (Test Reference Year = TRY) veröffentlicht. Diese enthalten stündliche meteorologische Daten an einem Standort und werden z.B. von Planern und Ingenieuren für heizungs- und klimatechnischen Simulationen genutzt. Bei den neuen Datensätzen handelt es sich um räumlich hochauflösende Daten, d.h. für jeden Quadratkilometer des Bundesgebietes gibt es einen eigenen Datensatz. Bisher wurde Deutschland in lediglich 15 Klimaregionen eingeteilt.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
How to get compliant and accessible data for the energy rating calculation of a building - Overview of some existing approaches
The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of a building will only be able to serve its purpose if it is considered trustworthy while minimising the risk of non‐compliance of the actual building with the minimum energy performance requirements of the regulations. In doing so, two are the key parameters to be fulfilled:
Post date: 3 Jul 2017
This webinar, which will take place on 6 July 2017 at 15:00 CEST in the context of the IEPPEC Energy Evaluation Academy, will introduce the De-risking Energy Efficiency Platform (DEEP), an open-source initiative to up-scale energy efficiency investments in Europe through the improved sharing and transparent analysis of existing projects in buildings and industry.
Post date: 30 Jun 2017
Optimising Building Performance with Energy Analytics
Did you know that buildings tend to consume between 1.5 and 2.5 times the amount of energy originally predicted by their designers?
This alarming statistic is known as the building energy performance gap - a problem that energy managers and facility managers around the world have made it their mission to tackle.
Post date: 28 Jun 2017
8th Webinar - Smart metering solution: systematic approach, flexible implementation organised by ELGAMA
Post date: 17 May 2017
The EU-funded project ExcEED – standing for “European Energy Efficient building district Database”-, promises to establish a robust and durable return of knowledge mechanism collecting actual buildings energy performance data and providing information to designers, energy managers and policy makers
Post date: 7 Apr 2017
Data streams relevant for energy use in buildings are increasing. Many households have “smart” meters in place or are installing smart thermostats or smart plugs; and the first Internet of things (IoT) applications are entering households. We see similar developments in commercial buildings.
This wealth of data provides new opportunities to better understand and control energy use in buildings. Significant energy saving potentials are claimed. Nevertheless, there are also serious challenges, like privacy and cybersecurity issues, and the variety of platforms.
Post date: 5 Apr 2017