H2020 projects

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Think local first: designing an EU building policy framework centred on consumers, local authorities and energy advisory services to deliver on Europe’s renovation challenge  
Post date: 30 May 2017
Type: Event

As the EU energy industry is clearly moving towards a new era of reliability, availability, and efficiency that will contribute to the improvement of Europe's economic and environmental sustainability, smart technologies provide the opportunity for new applications with far-reaching interdisciplinary impacts: providing the capacity to safely integrate more renewable energy sources (RES), smart grids and distributed generators into the network; delivering power more efficiently and reliably through demand response and comprehensive control and monitoring capabilities in order to...
Post date: 15 May 2017
Type: Publication

Demand response (DR) offers the path for consumers to change their normal energy consumption patterns in response to significant variations in energy pricing over time. An effective and wide scale implementation of DR may lead to lower energy demand during peak hours and minimize energy associated costs and outages. DR can be more cost-effective than adding generation capabilities to meet the peak or occasional demand spikes. The underlying objective for an effective wide implementation of DR is to actively engage users in modifying their consumption.
Post date: 15 May 2017
Type: Publication

Energy efficiency, advanced controls and renewable energy systems for operating industrial, residential and tertiary sector buildings designed to be Near-Zero Energy are investigated to explore the performance gap. The analysis involves a comparison of energy dynamic and quasi-dynamic models with data from smart monitoring systems, indoor and outdoor environment measurements, power consumption and production data.
Post date: 15 May 2017
Type: Publication

“Development of innovative lightweight and highly insulating energy efficient components and associated enabling materials for cost-effective retrofitting and new construction of curtain wall facades.”  
Post date: 21 Apr 2017
Type: Link

The EU-funded project ExcEED – standing for “European Energy Efficient building district Database”-, promises to establish a robust and durable return of knowledge mechanism collecting actual buildings energy performance data and providing information to designers, energy managers and policy makers  
Post date: 7 Apr 2017
Type: Link

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). Under Horizon 2020 there are 3 types of actions supported: research, demonstration and market uptake. The demonstration projects demonstrate existing technologies. Specific examples of a few demonstration projects dealing with innovation in smart buildings include:  
Post date: 3 Apr 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

An innovative, friendly to the end user, software developed by KEPA in the frame of the HERON project (H2020, Grant AgreemENT. No. 649690) facilitates policy makers and market stakeholders in their energy efficiency policy making for buildings and transport.   For the first time, an innovative Decision Support Tool (DST) incorporates non-economic and non-market elements (social, educational and cultural) into energy efficiency scenario analysis.   
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: Tool

EDI-Net, a Horizon 2020 project, assists in building cities' and regions' capacity to more effectively implement sustainable energy policies. Therefore it is analysing short time series metered energy and water data from public buildings, from renewable energy systems and from building energy management systems (BEMNS) in order to reduce energy consumption and to save money.  
Post date: 27 Jan 2017
Type: Link

Personal Energy Administration Kiosk application: an ICT-ecosystem for Energy Savings through Behavioural Change, Flexible Tariffs and Fun    
Post date: 27 Jan 2017
Type: Link