As occupant behaviour can be considered as one of the main drivers of the performance gap, the Horizon 2020 funded TOPAs project (Tools for cOntinuous building Performance Auditing) will focus on reducing the gap from an operational perspective, hence supporting Post Occupancy Evaluation. Quantifying the performance gap is non-trivial, the performance gap is dependent on time and contextual factors, and individual buildings will have a particular performance gap.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) organises its 15th edition of Green Building Congress from 4 - 7 October 2017 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The 3-day event would be marked by international conference, concurrent sessions, international exhibition and award programmes.
Post date: 9 Aug 2017
Highly Innovative building control Tools Tackling the energy performance Gap
The actual energy consumption of buildings in Europe often significantly exceeds the expected energy requirements. This gap in energy performance can arise from construction errors or from differences between the way a building was intended to be used and how it is actually used.
An energy management platform could help to reduce this energy gap - and this will be easier thanks to a new and innovative energy reporting platform.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Toolboxes for systemic retrofitting
The vision of the fp7 RetroKit project was to develop and demonstrate multifunctional, modular, low cost and easy to install prefabricated modules in order to significantly increase the EU retrofitting rate and contribute to EU energy reduction commitments.
Post date: 7 Aug 2017
Boosting investments on sustainable building renovation is vital for achieving a clean energy transition in Europe. This is particularly true as buildings are responsible for 40% of European primary energy consumption and 36% of CO₂ emissions. The problem is: there is no easy way for cities to access financing, including from the EU.
Post date: 14 Jul 2017
Reuters, 15 June 2017
Oil producer Norway will prohibit the use of oil and paraffin to heat buildings from 2020 as it tries to rein in domestic emissions of greenhouse gases, the government said on Thursday.
The ban will cover new and old buildings, and applies to private homes and businesses as well as publicly owned facilities, the Ministry of Climate and Environment announced.
"Those using fossil oil for heating must find other options by 2020," Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen said in a statement.
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
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
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
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