BIM is a key part of the fourth revolution (digitalisation) of the AEC industry (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) and an enabling tool for a cleaner and more sustainable build environment.
This has been recognised by the European commission, and several H2020 funded projects, including BIMcert, are focusing in providing training frameworks and support in order to upskill the industry.
Post date: 20 Jan 2020
Post date: 16 Jan 2020
buildingSMART is the worldwide industry body driving the digital transformation of the built asset industry. buildingSMART is committed to delivering improvement by the creation and adoption of open, international standards and solutions for infrastructure and buildings. buildingSMART is the community for visionaries working to transform the design, construction, operation and maintenance of built assets. buildingSMART is an open, neutral and international not-for-profit organization.
Post date: 14 Jan 2020
Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), all EU countries have established independent energy performance certification systems supported by independent mechanisms of control and verification. However, current practices and tools of energy performance assessment and certification applied across Europe face a number of challenges.
Post date: 20 Nov 2019
As building envelopes and mechanical and electrical equipment become more efficient, the impact of occupants on building energy increases.
Meanwhile trends in teleworking, co-working, and home-sharing mean vastly different occupancy than the standard occupancy schedules.
Finally, global expectations for comfort are increasing, while a variety of new technologies may or may not succeed in meeting this demand.
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
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Post date: 2 Jul 2019
Das EU Horizont 2020-Projekt CoNZEBs (Cost reduction of new Nearly Zero‐Energy Buildings) hat eine Broschüre für aktuelle und zukünftige Bewohner von Niedrigstenergiegebäuden entwickelt.
Sie informiert über Erfahrungen, Erwartungen und Zusatznutzen von Niedrigstenergiegebäuden (engl. Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs)) und ist in vier Sprachen erhältlich (Deutsch, Dänisch, Italienisch und Slowenisch).
Post date: 27 Jun 2019
Brochure in 4 languages: Why Nearly Zero Energy Buildings are the Right Choice
Post date: 27 Jun 2019
It is assumed that 330 households will take part in the program annually. The state will approve financing to these households to replace old refrigerators, built in 1989-2000, with fridges with an energy efficiency standard of A+, as well as to replace old washers, manufactured in 1970-1975, with new washing machines meeting the A+++ standard, Novi list wrote, adding that the measures will be in effect until the end of 2026.
Post date: 28 Feb 2019
Behavioural issues need to be considered in all aspects of the energy transition, from improving awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energies, to making sure that technologies are easy to use, and that financial decisions can be made in a wellinformed manner.
The challenge is to consider how real people react to everyday decisions and situations, how they plan in the long-term, and how they therefore make investment decisions.
Post date: 11 Feb 2019