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House Moroder - Bolzano (Italy)

The historic residential building is located in the city center of Bolzano. It was built in 1926, near the old town, and it has hardly been changed on the outside, thanks to well thought-out renovation measures from the inside which ensure...
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UIPI survey: European Property Owners' readiness and capacity to renovate

UIPI conducted an online survey to assess European property owners’ capacity and willingness to renovate their homes. By approaching how the sector and households are adapting and making their properties more climate friendly, and how the...
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Whole life carbon assesment of 60 buildings

Possibilities to develope benchmark values for LCA buildings ​Whole life carbon assessment of 60 buildings - Possibilities to develop benchmark values for LCA of buildings assesses the hitherto largest number of building cases collected in...
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OVERVIEW| BIPV Technologies and market overview

Renewable Energy Sources are becoming increasingly important in the power markets; it is calculated that almost 70 % of the global capacity additions to 2040 will be attributed to renewables. Among these, solar energy is considered to be...
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Brochure 'Smart Building EU-funded Innovations'

This brochure developed by the SmartBuilt4EU project provides a portfolio of synthetic factsheets on EU-funded projects, which have been identified and selected for their particular relevance with the Smart Building topic.   They include...
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Kajstaden residential building - Västerås (Sweden)

Västerås’ old industrial harbour is being transformed into a new neighbourhood with nature at its heart. It is therefore fitting that Sweden’s tallest wooden-framed building (as of 2018), Kajstaden, sits in the entrance to the new...
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Floating PV for Desalination

Spanish water-treatment specialist Emalsa has teamed up with Instituto Tecnologico de Canarias ITC and Universidad Europea de Canarias to study the feasibility of a 1.53 MW floating solar plant that could potentially power the Piedra Santa...
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On-bill schemes to deliver the Renovation Wave and economic recovery: RenOnBill policy briefing

Accessible, easy and sufficient funding is key to speed up renovations in the EU. The EU Renovation Wave strategy, published in 2020, estimates the additional investment to double current renovation rates at around €90 billion per year....
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Better energy performance certificates through innovation: X-tendo presents the first implementation steps of its 10 features

To fully unlock the potential and benefits of EPCs, the existing certification regimes at Member State level have to be properly implemented and endorsed, supported by well-functioning management, control and monitoring mechanisms.   In...
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Carbon Neutrality or Climate Neutrality: What is the difference?

Carbon Neutrality and Climate Neutrality are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. In this article, we explain the difference between them and how to get a Neutral Carbon certification for your company. Click on “...
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Experiences and lessons learned from P4P pilots for energy efficiency

Europe’s buildings have the potential to play a key role in our future energy systems. Making them more efficient reduces the need for expensive power plant capacity, defers the costly upgrading of network infrastructure, and enables this...
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Briefing - Renewable Energy Directive, Revision of Directive (EU) 2018/2001

This briefing is one in a series of 'implementation appraisals', produced by the European Parliamentar y Research Service (EPRS ), on the operation of existing EU legislation in practice. Each briefing focuses on a specific EU law, which...
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CINEA leaflet

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency plays a key role in supporting the EU Green Deal through the efficient and effective implementation of its delegated programmes.   CINEA's vision   The European Climate...
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PalaCinema Locarno - Locarno, Switzerland

In the aftermath of the 2007 global financial crisis and rampant global warming –and perhaps the demise of “starchitecture” as a default procedure to build urban identity–, the Palazzo del Cinema Locarno project is guided by principles of...
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Digital Twinning the capital project delivery phase

The construction phase digital twin model (COGITO) is a project that started in November 2020 with funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.    The COGITO project aims to establish a Digital...
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Neubau Kindergarten Münichsthal

The two-group kindergarten with an exercise room includes a sustainable architecture and energy concept.   Mainly ecological building materials are used for the south-facing low-energy house. Generous window areas and well thought-out...
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The effect of occupant distribution on energy consumption and COVID-19 infection in buildings: A case study of university building

The occupant density in buildings is one of the major and overlooked parameters affecting the energy consumption and virus transmission risk in buildings. HVAC systems energy consumption is highly dependent on the number of occupants....
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Newness Touches Conventional History: The Research of the Photovoltaic Technology on a Wooden Church Heritage Building

The case study that determined the present research is the restoration of one Transylvanian wooden church from Cojocna, Cluj county, Romania. The original design (2018, Aqua Prociv Proiect Romanian company's project) assumed all ICOMOS's...
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Passive office in Fretin (Hauts-de-France)

Passives office having obtained the Passif Plus label with in particular a large surface area of ​​photovoltaic panels. Treated Floor Area according to PHPP: 217 m2 Construction type: timber construction Year of construction: 2019  ...
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Quality infrastructure for smart mini-grids

Mini-grids are complex systems dependent on different suppliers and used in different applications, often with high regulatory uncertainty over their installation and operation. Creating a viable market for renewable-based mini-grids, with...