building energy performance

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Europe is known for its valuable built environment, which includes many historic homes and beautiful buildings. But peel back this façade and you’ll find that many are grossly inefficient. In fact, Europe’s buildings consume 40% of all the energy used across the continent and, in doing so, are responsible for 36% of all CO2 emissions.  
Post date: 28 Aug 2020
Type: News

Contents are the following:   Focus on: EU building policy   A Guidebook to European Building Policy: Key legislation and initiatives Highlights  
Post date: 26 Aug 2020
Type: News

The estimated average gap between calculated and actual energy performance of the European building stock is 25% for energy performance and 1.5% for comfort performance (as scored by building occupants). Comprehensive research has shown that poorly commissioned and operated building management systems are often responsible for this gap, generally caused by the lack of appropriate and coherent Quality Management Systems (QMS) for building performance.  
Post date: 24 Aug 2020
Type: Case

Grid Interactive Efficient Buildings, presented by Guidehouse - EE Global Forum webinars seriesd   September 21   EE Global has gone virtual!  
Post date: 4 Aug 2020
Type: Event

The EU project HOUSEFUL has completed its first set of workshops with housing sector experts from Austria and the Barcelona area. The goal? To identify, discuss and demonstrate a number of ideas for the uptake of circular buildings.  
Post date: 28 Jul 2020
Type: News

The International Building Performance Simulation Association, is a non-profit international society of building performance simulation researchers, developers and practitioners, dedicated to improving the built environment.   Our Mission  
Post date: 20 Jul 2020
Type: Link

Last year the main focus was on improving the energy performance of buildings. Reducing the use of fossil fuels and the direct and indirect CO₂ emission of buildings caused by heating, cooling and ventilating and at the same time improving or safeguarding the indoor environmental quality.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2020
Type: News

Join us on Thursday 16 July for the REMOURBAN 3rd final conference. We will share our insights, experience and results from this major 5-year project as it comes to an end.  
Post date: 3 Jul 2020
Type: Event

With the aim of a Europe-wide comparability of acquired skills, a competence database has been developed. This database provides a basis for the mutual recognition of skills of professionals throughout Europe.
Post date: 3 Jul 2020
Type: News

Our homes are essential for a successful society. They provide shelter and a safe space from which all of us, individually and collectively, can take part. But those homes need to be fit for purpose. They need to be ready for the challenges we face over the coming decades.  
Post date: 15 Jun 2020
Type: Publication