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Context Europe is facing the now more than pressing challenge to triple the current renovation rate in order to meet its climate and energy goals, mitigate climate change and get on track to limit global temperature increase to 1,5°C as agreed in the Paris Agreement in 2015.  
Post date: 7 Oct 2019
Type: Link

Overall concept The SCORES concept (Figure below) is based on a hybrid system combining effectively and efficiently solutions that harvest electricity and heat from the sun, store electricity, convert electricity into heat, store heat, and manage the energy flows in the building. The following ideas and assumptions are the starting point for the development of this highly inter-disciplinary overall concept:
Post date: 7 Oct 2019
Type: Link

HARDI, CAN YOU TELL US A BIT MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO AND WHAT RANNALIIVA IS AND DOES?
Post date: 7 Oct 2019
Type: News

The purpose of the H2020 ExcEED project builds on the statement that there is a lack of structured and comprehensive set of building data, which can be used to elaborate useful information and knowledge for market players and policy makers. Moreover, most buildings show lower energy performance than originally planned, because of their design and/or their use.  
Post date: 7 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

The project REScoop Plus has enabled a better understanding of how consumers change their energy consumption behaviour when they join a renewable energy cooperative, a so-called REScoop. A new online toolbox features coaching tools for individuals to reduce their personal consumption and district heating tools to provide collective heat efficiently. The toolbox is free to use for all interested renewable energy cooperatives.
Post date: 4 Oct 2019
Type: News

Hardi, can you tell us a bit more about what you do and what Rannaliiva is and does?
Post date: 4 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

Historic buildings can be considered the symbol of European cities, towns and villages; entire districts are a unique proof of the European cultural heritage. Currently, about 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old and almost 75% of the building stock is energy inefficient.
Post date: 4 Oct 2019
Type: News

SAVE THE DATE 02.10.2019 - Policy Seminar and Opening of the Exhibition on Climate Change/Brussels 09.10.2019 - Workshop on the adaptive re-use of our built environment during the EU week of Regions and Cities/ Brussels.   25.10.2019 - ACE-UIA International Conference on Design Competitions/Paris. 23.11.2019 - Perspectives: The Young Architects' Forum/ Barcelona.  NEWS FROM MEMBERS
Post date: 3 Oct 2019
Type: News

This issue of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre’s (AIVC) newsletter provides an overview of the centre’s latest achievements and initiatives i.e. information on past and future events, new publications, feedback on on-going AIVC projects and many more.   Contents include:
Post date: 3 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

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