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Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), all EU countries have established independent energy performance certification systems supported by independent mechanisms of control and verification. However, current practices and tools of energy performance assessment and certification applied across Europe face a number of challenges.
Post date: 20 Nov 2019
Type: News

The valorization and sustainable management of historic centers is a topic relevant to the cultural identity and heritage of European cities. A rational strategy to preserve the centers must consider both energy and environmental retrofitting, even if this is a complex issue requiring interdisciplinary approaches, dedicated diagnostic procedures, and specific tools. Within this context, this paper proposes an integrated method for energy and environmental analysis specifically devoted to historical building retrofit.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

As building envelopes and mechanical and electrical equipment become more efficient, the impact of occupants on building energy increases.   Meanwhile trends in teleworking, co-working, and home-sharing mean vastly different occupancy than the standard occupancy schedules.   Finally, global expectations for comfort are increasing, while a variety of new technologies may or may not succeed in meeting this demand.
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
Type: Event

Topics   The TMREES19 international conference has as a general philosophy to bring together different disciplines of the global research community, in order to discuss, present and network the latest developments and innovations in sustainability; as well as funding opportunities.   Conference Topics Include, but are not limited to:   Solar Energy & Photovoltaic Applications            
Post date: 28 Jun 2019
Type: Event

For those involved in the energy management of a building or group of buildings, understanding the data collected can be a minefield. There are many different sources, formats, time series, as well as different platforms & logins. This often leads to mismanagement of data, failure to detect issues and lack of clarity across data.  
Post date: 20 Jun 2019
Type: Event

343 abstracts have been submitted and and undergone a blind review. 300 papers have been invited. We thank all authors for their interest and look forward to reading about their work! Registration is now open.   Topics 1-Smart materials for building envelopes (micro- and nanotechnologies) 2-Climate resilient buildings (ecobuildings, retrofit, performance gap)
Post date: 13 Jun 2019
Type: Event

La quinta edición del Congreso Edificios Inteligentes se celebrará el día 14 de mayo 2019 en la sede del COAM, Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid.   Contenido y Temáticas El Congreso aborda el concepto de Edificio Inteligente desde un punto de vista integral y multidisciplinar. Estarán presentes temas muy variados, como técnicos, normativos y oportunidades de negocio, contemplando soluciones tanto para la Nueva Edificación como para la Rehabilitación.  
Post date: 18 Mar 2019
Type: Event

The conference will address policies at all levels, from EU to cities. Attention will be given to the integration of assessment systems in policies and in the decision-making processes of public authorities. The use of assessment systems in green public procurement (GPP), funding programs, regulations, urban plans, incentive-based policies will be debated. Strategies for the harmonization of public assessment systems at building, urban and territorial levels will be also discussed.  
Post date: 14 Mar 2019
Type: Event

The final MOEEBIUS event will be focused on the outcomes from the different project activities - the aim will be to present the project findings in an attractive way to contribute to dissemination of the knowledge and experience gathered throughout the project.   We are happy to share the news - and invite you all to participate the event and to save the date: 28/02/2019!  
Post date: 25 Jan 2019
Type: Event

Being heavily involved in passive constructions, we wanted to create a thoughtful and sustainable building. We equipped our control house with a complete EnOcean wireless home automation system. This innovative technology works without any battery or wiring. The energy recovered during the manipulation is enough to emit a radio signal, which makes it possible, for example, to turn on the light.
Post date: 17 Jan 2019
Type: Case