building performance

The 7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2018): “Healthy, Intelligent, and Resilient Buildings and Urban Environments”, aims to advance the collective understanding of the nature and behaviour of the cyber-physical systems in these different scales, how they interact, and what can be done to optimise their design and operation for healthy, intelligent and resilient buildings and urban environments.   Contributions are invited, but not limited to, the following topics:   Building Materials, Assemblies, and Enclosure Systems
Post date: 27 Jun 2017
Type: Event

On 14 June 2017, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE) organised a workshop in Madrid, Spain, on ‘Energy Renovation of Buildings in Spain’. Over 50 participants from the industry, the financial sector, the European Commission, Spanish national and local authorities gathered in the Official College of Architects Madrid (COAM) to discuss the crucial role of building renovation in the Spanish Energy Transition and for the Spanish economy.    
Post date: 21 Jun 2017
Type: News

In the context of the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), this workshop, which will take place  on Thursday 22 June 2017 (13:30 - 18:00) in Brussels, Belgium in the framework of the EUSEW 2017 Energy Days, will aim to share feedback from architectural projects that have successfully overcome the challenges of achieving healthy, comfortable and productive environments at measurably low energy and resource consumption and to draw policy lessons from this.
Post date: 2 Jun 2017
Type: Event

This session, which is organised by the Directorate-General for Environment and will take place on Wednesday 21 June (09.00 - 10.30) in the context of the EUSEW 2017 Policy Conference, presents three different initiatives being developed by the European Commission that all contribute to generating reliable buildings sustainability data.
Post date: 24 May 2017
Type: Event

This infographic, released by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, demonstrates the importance of improving the energy efficiency of buildings in the European Union, and provides information about concrete achievements from EU funded projects in relation to this target.   The infographic illustrates:  
Post date: 23 May 2017
Type: Publication

Smart Grid Energy Management   Smart grid is a dynamically interactive real-time infrastructure concept that encompasses the many visions of diverse energy system stakeholders. The Smart Grid is integrating the electrical and information technologies in between any point of generation and any point of consumption.
Post date: 23 May 2017
Type: Link

by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)  
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

Deutschland hat sich auf den Weg gemacht, sein Energiesystem auf erneuerbare Energien umzustellen. Damit die Energiewende gelingt, muss die Energienachfrage flexibler und der Energieverbrauch gesenkt werden. Hierbei können smarte Gebäude einen wesentlichen Beitrag leisten: Sie ermöglichen nicht nur die gebäudenahe und damit dezentrale Produktion von erneuerbarer Energie, sondern erlauben es auch, Energie zu speichern, Energienachfrage zu verschieben oder – dank effizienter Heizsysteme und gut gedämmter Gebäudehüllen – Energie einzusparen.  
Post date: 9 May 2017
Type: News

  Στις 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2017, το Ελληνικό Ινστιτούτο Παθητικού Κτιρίου (ΕΙΠΑΚ) δημοσίευσε τις θέσεις του για το νέο «Εξοικονομώ κατ’ οίκον» και την αναθεώρηση του Κανονισμού ΕΝεργειακής Απόδοσης Κτιριακού Τομέα (ΚΕΝΑΚ).   Στην ανακοίνωσή του, το ΕΙΠΑΚ αναφέρει μεταξύ άλλων τα εξής:  
Post date: 16 Mar 2017
Type: Note

An Independent Review of Consumer Advice, Protection, Standards and Enforcement for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy    
Post date: 6 Mar 2017
Type: Publication