Nearly zero-energy buildings

Cyprus edging toward zero-energy buildings

Cyprus has incorporated into its national law an EU Directive (2010/31/EU) which aims to improve the energy performance of buildings while taking into account the external climatic conditions and indoor climate requirements.   A series of laws...

Five Challenges to Upskilling Construction Workers

For quite some time, the need to upskill the construction industry labour force to deliver quality nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB) and deep energy renovations is quoted as one of the main challenges to the sector nowadays.   Even though the...

Contribute to identifying barriers in nZEB: AZEB project

You can contribute to identify barriers to nZEB via the AZEB project   The AZEB project aims to show how Zero Energy Buildings can be made affordable in the whole life cycle of buildings, from design to construction and...

OVERVIEW | Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology

By Marina Laskari, Maria Saliari, Mat Santamouris – NKUA (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)    Buildings and settlements are increasingly expected to meet higher and potentially more complex levels of energy...

PROF/TRAC training course on nZEB design and construction

In October, PROF/TRAC project is offering a free online course to develop and certify trainers’ skills on nZEB design and construction. This Train-the-Trainers course is designed for trainers linked to training...

World Sustainable Energy Days 2018 – Call for Papers & Speakers

More than 700 delegates from over 50 countries from business, public sector and the research community are expected to participate in the World Sustainable Energy Days 2018, one of Europe’s largest annual events on energy...

22nd International Passive House Conference 2018: Call for papers now open!

In view of the international climate objectives, providing both affordable and energy efficient living space has become a challenging task for cities and communities. Solutions for solving this dilemma will be discussed at the 22nd...

ABRACADABRA project: Building add-ons are a solution to low construction rates

by Ralf Tinga (PRACSIS)     BUILD UP attended the third international workshop of ABRACADABRA, a project that encourages the development of building add-ons with integrated renewables. Building add-ons could be a solution...

The 5th Building Knowledge Hub opens doors in Bulgaria

Branch organizations, vocational training centres and material and component manufacturers are invited to use for free the newly established lab and its equipment for training courses on energy efficiency in buildings  ...

Smart GEMS Webinar recording | Smart Communities

7th  Webinar - Smart Communities organised by UoA and CyI   The main objective of the Smart Communities Webinar, presented by the UoA, was to underline the development of Smart and NZEB for Europe, analysing the major...