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A new step-by-step approach for upskilling in Green Digital Buildings

The development of new technologies in the building industry has influenced the working construction cycle. In fact, it affects designers who need to know how to design a new technology or energy system and...

Infographic - Opaque façade systems can be intelligent too!

In this infographic you can learn more not only about intelligent façades, but also about other elements of the building envelope, as intelligent opaque components also play an important role here.
What makes an intelligent façade? Its ability to modify autonomously and reversibly some behaviours, thanks to an external control system which optimises the performance under different weather conditions.   But what about...

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Revision: Accelerate the decarbonisation of Europe’s diverse building stock

COGEN Europe welcomes the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in the context of the Renovation Wave, to ensure that the buildings sector boost EU Green Deal ambitions and foster a green post-...

AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.4: Trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Belgium

AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.4 summarizes current knowledge on trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Belgium.   This is the fourth paper of a series being developed and dealing with trends in building...

AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.6: Trends in building and ductwork airtightness in France

AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.6 summarizes current knowledge on trends in building and ductwork airtightness in France.   This is the sixth paper of a series being developed and dealing with trends in building and ductwork...

AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.5: Trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Latvia

AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.5 summarizes current knowledge on trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Latvia.   This is the fifth paper of a series being developed and dealing with trends in building...

How to convert a 1800s heat pump into a technology of the future

Professor Zhibin Yu from University of Glasgow has found a solution to recover the waste heat of heat pumps and divert it to resolve the frosting problem, improving the heat pump´s overall performance. The...

A new step-by-step approach for upskilling in Green Digital Buildings

The development of new technologies in the building industry has influenced the working construction cycle. In fact, it affects designers who need to know how to design a new technology or energy system...

Retrofitting solutions for draughty UK homes

British houses are among the oldest and less efficient in Europe, hence households are currently challenged by rising energy bills. The government has set a price cap that...

The role of occupant behaviour in influencing the operation of building energy systems

REHVA Journal published and article about a Reinforcement Learning control framework that helps to optimise the control of the building energy system, taking into consideration occupants´ behaviour...