Calculation, simulation

Tool

PVopti – tool for calculation the self-consumption of buildings based on hourly values

PVopti is a freeware Excel-based tool that quickly calculates self-consumption, according to hourly demand and production profile, for different design configurations of a PV system. It has been elaborated within the IEA EBC Annex 67 (Energy...
Currently, the reliable evaluation of self-consumption and the interaction between the buildings and the grid is becoming crucial for the design. Nevertheless, the calculation approaches widely used allow for monthly and yearly evaluations...
Publication

Evaluation of natural-based internal insulation systems in historic buildings through a holistic approach

Historic buildings are defining elements of city centres but also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reduce their energy demand, it is important to improve envelopes’ thermal transmittance without...
Publication

METIS Studies: Cost-efficient district heating development

In 2012, district heating covered 9% of the EU’s heat demand. Nearly 70% of all energy used for district heat generation were gas and coal.

 

However, district heating allows to decarbonise heat generation via the integration of...

METIS is a mathematical model providing analysis of the European energy system.   It simulates the operation of energy systems and markets on an hourly basis over a year, while factoring in uncertainties like weather...
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The S-PARCS Project

 This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 785134.

Concept:   S-PARCS presents a sound concept for reducing energy costs and energy consumption in industrial parks, while, at the same time, increasing renewable on-site energy production.   The pre-assessment of the seven...
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EeDaPP Project

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 784979

The EeDaPP Initiative is intended to both complement and build on the EeMAP Initiative – which aim to create a standardised “energy efficient mortgage” based on a financing mechanism – by addressing the...
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Cobham Project

COBHAM was an ERC funded project which lasted from August 2014 till July 2019.

Its objective was to study behavior and interactions among individuals and their impact on energy efficiency and climate change mitigation.   The project aimed at increasing our understanding of human behavior in relation to the...
News

Survey: Indoor environmental quality in buildings

Quantifying the health and performance gains of enhanced indoor environmental quality in offices, schools and hospitals.

Across Europe, 90 million children and young people spend their weekdays in schools, colleges and universities. More than one in three of the working population is office-based.   And every year, 90 million patients spend more than a week...
Event

Quality Architecture for sustainable and high performing buildings - EUSEW ACE Energy Day

On 18 June the Architects' Council of Europe will co-organise an Energy Day entitled "Quality Architecture for sustainable and high­ performing buildings" in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

 

The workshop will include three main sessions: -Bringing solutions together: voluntary certification schemes and other integrated approaches in support of deep renovation of buildings -Architects feedback on testing Level(s) -Up-­skilling...