energy assessment / audit

The Bauz! Vienna Congress on Sustainable Building will take place at the Messe Congress Center in Vienna, Austria, on 15-17 February 2017 in the framework of the Bauen & Energie Wien exhibition.   The event's  motto is "What may change?", referring to the 2015 Paris Agreement, i.e. the agreement on the decarbonization of the world economy by 2050. The event focuses on the upcoming changes in the area of planning and building in the years to come in order to reach this goal.  
Post date: 22 Nov 2016
Type: Event

Families across Europe are taking steps that will reduce their energy consumption by more than 3,000,000 kWh thanks to the work of the EU funded FIESTA project.   The project, coordinated by Area Science Park Trieste, has carried out more than 1,022 energy audits with families in five European countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Hungary, Italy and Spain. The project includes five technical partners (one for each participating country) and 14 cities.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2016
Type: News

The economic assessment tool allows estimating the energy saving potential and economic benefits of retrofitting shopping centers. The tool targets managers and owners and allows entering relevant information about their centre. It provides quick information on the energy consumption and options to reduce energy demand, CO2-emissions, environmental impacts and provides an economic assessment of the investments.  
Post date: 26 Oct 2016
Type: Tool

The main idea of CommONEnergy is to shift from single-action refurbishments to deep – energy performing - retrofitting. The basis for doing so is a systemic approach involving technology solution-sets and innovative methods and tools, named Systemic Retrofitting Approach (SRA), requiring a careful analysis of the buildings to be retrofitted. Energy audits in this sense are essential as they provide knowledge of energy flows on the premises and of factors that directly affect energy consumption.
Post date: 26 Oct 2016
Type: Publication

The neZEH e-toolkit, developed under the frame of the nearly Zero Energy Hotels (neZEH) initiative, co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, is a practical tool to help hotel owners benchmark their energy consumption comparing to the neZEH levels and to suggest appropriate measures for energy efficiency improvement and renewable energy integration in order to turn their hotels into nearly Zero Energy Hotels.  
Post date: 26 Aug 2016
Type: Tool

  The U.S. Department of Energy has developed the Home Energy Score as an effective and reliable method for homeowners and other stakeholders to be able to easily understand and compare the energy performance of different homes across the U.S. The mission of the Home Energy Score program is to build market value for home energy efficiency among single-family and townhomes.  
Post date: 24 Aug 2016
Type: Tool

  A proposed joint standard from ASHRAE and ACCA, establishing consistent practices for conducting and reporting energy audits, is open for a 45-day American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review.  
Post date: 12 Aug 2016
Type: News

This study, elaborated by DNV GL for the European Commission aims to support the Commission by providing an overview of current implementation practices, tool and instruments related to Article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) within the different Member States (MS). This report, specifically, addresses the establishment of national legislation requirements for energy auditors, and for supervision by national authorities, across the MS.
Post date: 11 Aug 2016
Type: Publication

  Under Article 8(1) of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), Member States must promote the availability to all final customers of high quality energy audits which are cost effective and (a) carried out in an independent manner by qualified and/or accredited experts according to qualification criteria; or (b) implemented and supervised by independent authorities under national legislation.  
Post date: 11 Aug 2016
Type: Publication

Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) can have significant impact on energy consumption of buildings and their occupants.
Post date: 4 Aug 2016
Type: Link