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Heating and cooling consume half of the EU's energy and much of it is wasted.  
Post date: 1 Apr 2016
Type: News

The challenges of integrating new energy-saving systems in occupied buildings   It can be extremely challenging to integrate technologies using renewables sources, such Parabolic Trough Solar Collectors (PTC), a biomass boiler, a cogeneration unit based on Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), an absorption chiller and a cooling tower. But this challenge is even greater when these energy reduction systems need to be coupled to an existing and occupied building.  
Post date: 31 Mar 2016
Type: News

Open Source “Smart Lamp” for the Optimization of Plant Systems and Thermal Comfort of Offices  
Post date: 9 Mar 2016
Type: Publication

This CELSIUS webinar will take place on 3 February 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00. The webinar aims to give a brief overview of heat mapping techniques and practices: the benefits of heat mapping, examples of what data to collect, what results can be expected and much more.   The webinar agenda is the following:   The purpose of heat mapping from a city perspective Getting started with heat mapping Addressed level heat modelling – how and why    
Post date: 25 Jan 2016
Type: Event

Fabio Viero - How to raise the number of nZEBs in Europe? Experts provide their insights into probing questions DIRECTION’s second replication workshop took place in September, organised by Eurac in Bolzano, Italy. This is one of three workshops organised as part of DIRECTION’s outreach aimed at maximising replicability potential as the project enters its final months. Fabio Viero (Manens-Tifs s.p.a.) Head of Sustainability
Post date: 12 Jan 2016
Type: News

New technologies and tailor-made solutions for usersFrom thermally activated technologies to personalised microclimates, researchers look for new ways to save energy and increase comfort in public buildings 
Post date: 4 Dec 2015
Type: News

Italy: the energy efficiency way of the washing-machine shaped dwellings in Genoa A social housing district with poor insulation, a municipality that is meeting a long-standing demand by residents while transforming the area into a model for eco-sustainability San Pietro is a peripheral neighbourhood overlooking the city of Genoa, North-West of Italy. It is also known as Lavatrici (washing machines), because of the concrete slabs with empty circles that characterise the façades of its buildings. 
Post date: 4 Dec 2015
Type: News

New near zero energy buildings are increasingly springing up around Europe, though their impact on reducing the region’s energy consumption will remain a drop in the ocean without a drive to take new technologies to existing building stock 
Post date: 4 Dec 2015
Type: News

This four-page BINE information paper discusses the results from the intensive scientific 3 –year monitoring of the new building for the Gebhard Müller School in Biberach, Germany, which began with the building’s commissioning phase. The aim of the research was to answer the following questions: What must long-term monitoring offer so that the operating personnel can use the results in everyday life?Which data streams need to be recorded and which technical requirements are necessary? 
Post date: 21 Oct 2015
Type: Publication