In 2013, a collaborative effort to evaluate the impact of ventilation system flow rates on interior comfort conditions, space-conditioning energy consumption and condensate generation as well as concentrations of certain indoor air contaminants was initiated by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the Florida Solar Energy Centre (FSEC), and the Florida Home Energy and Resources Organisation (Florida HERO).
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
These guidebooks are good examples of learning how to develop and implement three innovative financing schemes that have been tested by 11 European cities and regions.
Although many cities and regions have engaged into the energy transition, financing sustainable energy measures remains a great challenge. Some project investment costs are high, and covering them by using only municipal budget and traditional financing mechanisms is difficult.
Post date: 1 Mar 2017
Infinite Solutions Guidebook - Financing the energy renovation of residential buildings through soft loans and third-party investment schemes
Financing the energy retrofitting of buildings is a great challenge. With investments ranging from €200 to €1,200 /m² (CITYnvest study, 2015), access to attractive and long-term financing is perceived as the primary barrier to carrying out ambitious energy retrofits, in particular those aiming at achieving 50-75% energy savings.
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Varžybas dėl energiškai naudingiausio namo laimėjo ir pirmojo Lietuvoje A++ klasės (energijos beveik nevartojantys pastatai) namo titulą pelnė Varėnos rajone, Panaros kaime įsikūrusi „Pilnų namų bendruomenė“. Ji pasistatė šiuo metu energiškai efektyviausią pastatą Lietuvoje.
Post date: 20 Feb 2017
Ekonomikas ministrija un Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum informatīvās kampaņas „Dzīvo siltāk” ietvaros 2017. gada februārī uzsāk semināru ciklu par pieejamo valsts atbalstu energoefektivitātes pasākumu īstenošanai daudzdzīvokļu ēkās.
Post date: 20 Feb 2017
2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings - From Components to Systems, From Buildings to Communities
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Different Approaches and Common Results
Post date: 13 Jan 2017
Treet or "The Tree" in Norwegian proves that sustainable solutions for buildings in an urban context can indeed be achieved by working across different sectors to create a cost-efficient, modular high-rise building using a prefabrication process. Finding inspiration in the long history of wood construction in Norway and, in particular timber bridge building, the decision to build a tall wood high-rise in Bergen was definitely appropriate. Along the way, Treet has also set a new record for being one of the tallest timber buildings to date.
Post date: 4 Jan 2017
This paper reviews and summarises research studies of residential energy efficiency (EE) and related ventilation upgrades, discusses ways that programmes monetise occupant health co-benefits, highlights innovative programmes that combine EE and health-focused home repairs and identifies where research gaps exist, and/or where research can be improved and leveraged.
Key study findings include:
Post date: 13 Dec 2016
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "residential buildings"
Post date: 21 Nov 2016