Topic of the Month

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What is Topic of the Month?


In Build Up we want that everyone feels involved. That is what the Topic of the Month is for, so all the community can contribute with articles, events and much more under the same topic. 


This month of April our topic is 'Integration of Renewable Energy Sources in Buildings'​​.


Which content is related to the topic?


  • Modelling and optimisation
  • Smart Buildings and Smart Grids
  • ST integration and optimisation
  • PV integration and optimisation
  • Flexibility
  • BIPV
  • Cost-effective solutions and co-benefits for new nZEBs as partners of energy system

Here you have the remarkable contributions of this month:


Overview Articles


overview.jpgOVERVIEW | H2020 projects on Smart buildings  With almost 75% of the existing building stock estimated to be energy inefficient, the building sector represents a tremendous potential for energy savings that still needs to be unlocked. To that end, buildings need to transform from passive isolated elements to become energy-efficient, while responding to the needs of occupants.


Expert talks


expert.jpgExpert talks – Michael Moradiellos del Molino, Head of Real Estate at EPEA Benelux.  Graduated Architect from ISAVH in Brussels, Michael Moradiellos also holds a PHD in sustainable urban planning and has co-founded several companies. He is an expert in Circular Economy and Cradle to Cradle, with a focus on innovative co-creation with stakeholders.




International Online Conference of CoMS 2020/21.  The main purpose of the conference is to disseminate research results, exchange experiences and identify key issues and challenges in the thematic areas of the conference.


Passeport Matériaux : un outil pour une construction plus circulaire. De nouveaux outils sont développés pour faciliter la transition du secteur de la construction vers plus de circularité. Parmi ces outils, les passeports matériaux représentent une opportunité majeure.




TripleA-reno project: Entertain and Engage with the Energy Transition Game. Turning the boring into the interesting is a key aspect of public-sector initiatives that energizes people, be it public employees or residents! Gamification can accomplish that! Games are fun — they are not always about winning or losing, but about engaging people in an idea and a process. 


“My Europe 2050” e-learning tool. My Europe in 2050 lets you choose how we will change the European "Machine" in the next decades. How we will move, live, eat and consume, how we will change the agriculture, transport, energy generation and production systems. 




original.jpgFEDARENE Info 50 – Focus on District Heating and Cooling. Our 2021 Spring Edition is out! This season, we focus on District Heating and Cooling – a sector that could become one of the most important contributors to the EU Green Deal and Energy Transition.


original.jpgCities can lead the decarbonisation of buildings and be trailblazers for renewables The Renewables in Cities 2021 Global Status Report shows that more than 1 billion people (25%/urban population) live in a city with a renewable energy target and/or policy.




Integrating low-temperature renewables in district energy systems This guidebook provides guidelines for policy makers and examples of available tools and solutions to facilitate the use of low-temperature renewable heat sources in new and existing district energy systems.




resalta.jpgPassive office in Fretin (Hauts-de-France) Description: Passives office having obtained the Passif Plus label with in particular a large surface area of ​​photovoltaic panels.




sykesRES-DHC project.  RES-DHC stands for a wider introduction of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the District Heating and Cooling (DHC) sector. The RES-DHC project addresses the manifold market uptake challenges related to the transformation of DHC systems to higher shares of RES.


sykesCUBER project. The CuBER project proposes the validation of a promising RFB technology, the all-copper redox flow battery (CuRFB), able to cover a wide range of the aforementioned market applications due to its simple, modular and scalable design, security and sustainability.



Get ready for May's Topic of the Month 'Renovation of existing buildings' and prepare your next publications.


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