Building professionals

The bioclimatic approach is particularly suitable for construction in tropical or hot climates. With more than thirty years of experience, Alain Bornarel is a privileged witness of the evolution of this approach.  
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: News

Building bioclimatic infrastructures in Reunion Island and, more generally, in the DROMs and COMs (formerly DOM-TOM) requires a certain perseverance. Between standards and regulations that are often inadequate, Antoine Perrau gives us an overview of the situation, while highlighting the solutions that work. Interview.  
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: News

Achieving climate neutrality by 2050 requires decarbonising the whole economy, including the energy-hungry heating sector, says Finland’s Riku Huttunen. And that will involve cooperation at all levels of government, including local and EU authorities, he argues. Heating represents almost half (40%) of the EU’s total energy consumption. As such, it is also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, politicians seem reluctant to confront the issue head-on.   
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: News

The project idea was born from the need to create a work that became a structure at the service of the beach of Samson Island of Elba, among the twelve most beautiful beaches in Italy.
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: Case

USEF was founded in 2014 by seven key players, active across the smart energy industry. It grew out of the Smart Energy Collective (SEC), a Dutch multi-partner collaboration, developing smart energy technologies and services and bringing them together into five large-scale smart energy pilot projects. This work demonstrated an urgent need for a common standard for smart energy development to ensure  interconnectivity in a future integrated market.  
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: Link

The digital transformation of the AEC sector is facing several criticalities which have to be solved in order to effectively exploit its different potentialities. For instance, the lack of a proper information management along the entire lifecycle of constructed works is still a big issue: the exchange of information can be improved by using different management tools and by practicing collaboration between all actors.
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: News

"Open BIM RenoZEB - Focchi Facades" is a free BIM software tool that has been developed as part of the RenoZEB research project: "Accelerating energy Renovation solutions for Zero Energy Buildings and Neighborhoods" which is part of the strategic program of the European Union Horizon 2020.  
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: Tool

Municipalities and regions play a key role in encouraging energy retrofits in condominiums. Although European local authorities are tackling the residential sector as part of their climate action, many of them still ignore the specific challenges and needs of multi-apartment buildings. What are key measures, both from a policy and an operational point of view, for accelerating condominium upgrades? And how can a local government link the different stakeholders for effective implementation and measurable success?  
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: Event

Citizens Energy Communities are becoming increasingly popular at policy level and in society generally, for environmental, economic and social reasons. Each community may have one or more of a range of objectives and activities. For example, raising environmental and energy awareness from a social and/or economic perspective may result in an education program; or a desire to be self-supporting, or less reliant on energy suppliers, may lead a community to explore Distributed Energy Resources (DERs).  
Post date: 1 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

ENERFUND is a tool that rates and scores deep renovation opportunities. The tool is based on a set of parameters such as the Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) rating, year of construction of the building, cost of retrofitting in the said area, and others. During this workshop, the step by step process of how a user can filter and select buildings within the ENERFUND database will be shown.  
Post date: 1 Oct 2019
Type: Event