With the guiding theme "Future Buildings and Districts - Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale", the international scientific conference CISBAT 2017 will take place from 6 to 8 September 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland, offering a platform for dialogue and presentations focused on energy efficient building and urban district design.
Post date: 29 Dec 2016
The Energy Efficient Buildings Committee of the ECTP is pleased to present the 5 Technologies brochures published in the framework of the EeB-CA2 CSA.
This technology brochure deals with Energy Building Systems and highlights the highly promising innovations from selected co-funded European projects under the 7th Framework Program (FP7).
Post date: 14 Dec 2016
The Solar Finance & Investment conference, organised by Solar Energy Events, will take place from 31 January to 2 February 2017 in London, United Kingdom. This 3-day conference, now in its 4th year, is the only solar finance event focusing on European assets.
Join large solar asset owners and major investors across Europe as they discus:
Post date: 28 Nov 2016
On 25 October 2016, the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that it was significantly increasing its five-year growth forecast for renewables thanks to strong policy support in key countries and sharp cost reductions. Renewables have surpassed coal last year to become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world.
Post date: 2 Nov 2016
Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2021
Post date: 2 Nov 2016
Solar houses have a primary energy demand of maximum 15 kWh/m²a for heating and auxiliary. A thermal solar plant covers typically between 60 and 70 percent of the heat demand. The remainder is usually generated by a biomass boiler. The low primary energy demand of the solar houses (in German “Sonnenhäuser” or “SolarAktiv-Häuser”) is linked to additional costs at the building envelope and the building services systems. A new tool, developed at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer ISE), allows now the calculation of the necessary additional costs.
Post date: 21 Oct 2016
Crowdfunding a renewable future
Crowdfunding is a popular way for people to invest. In 2015, an estimated 4.2 B € was raised through crowdfunding platforms in Europe. And, increasingly it is being used to finance the growth of renewable energy.
Post date: 13 Oct 2016
The transnational workshop on “Sustainable Energy solutions for the Mediterranean communities” to be held at ARCA on Saturday, October 1st, at 9.00 am, is one of the most important seminars at Sun Med Festival, the first Solar Energy festival hosted by the city of Palermo from 30 September to 1 October 2016. The workshop will deal with the solar source for renewable energy from different perspectives, namely: policies to foster green technologies, technical innovations and advanced applications, industrial advantages and social awareness of the relevance of clean energy.
Post date: 28 Sep 2016
Peripheral areas often face poverty, crime, waste, pollution and decay. A new trend, however, considers suburbs the best places to develop green initiatives and energy efficiency interventions. Now a social housing building in Zaragoza, Spain, is piloting the regeneration of a suburb
Peripheral neighbourhoods are often spaces of poverty, unemployment and urban decay. But now many peripheral areas are becoming laboratories of innovation, hosting initiatives for a sustainable future.
Post date: 1 Sep 2016
Sonnenhäuser weisen einen Primärenergiebedarf von maximal 15 kWh/m²a für Heizung und Hilfsenergie. In den gut gedämmten Gebäuden deckt eine Solaranlage typischerweise zwischen 60 und 70 % des Wärmebedarfs. Der Rest wird meist über eine Biomasseheizung abgedeckt. Der geringe Primärenergiebedarf ist bei den Sonnenhäusers (auch SolarAktiv-Häuser genannt) mit Mehrkosten für die Gebäudehülle und Anlagentechnik verbunden. Ein neue Tool, das am Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (ISE) entwickelt wurde ermöglich nun die Berechnung der erforderlichen Mehrkosten.
Post date: 5 Aug 2016