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Smart Communities

7th  Webinar - Smart Communities organised by UoA and CyI   The main objective of the Smart Communities Webinar, presented by the UoA, was to underline the development of Smart and NZEB for Europe, analysing the major problems and...
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Definition of Smart Grids

6th Webinar  - organised by TUC: Definition of Smart Grids   The main objective of the Definitions of Smart Grids Webinar, presented by TUC, was to introduce the fundamental principles of smart grids. Various definitions and different...
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Joint Webinars: Two case studies of smart ZEB (by AEA-Loccioni Group) & The ZEB buildings technology market (by IDEA)

4th Webinar - Two case studies of smart ZEB: the LEAF House & the LEAF Lab organised by AEA / Loccioni Group   The Leaf House and Leaf Lab were presented as they constitute a best practice Smart Residential Building and the first...
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Training in Smart and Zero Energy Buildings & nZEB Case Studies in Cyprus

3rd Webinar - Training in Smart and Zero Energy Buildings by Cyprus Institute & nZEB Case studies organised by Cyprus University of Technology   In the first session hosted by Cyprus University of Technology, a case study of energy...
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The concept of Zero Energy Buildings

2nd Webinar - The concept of Zero Energy Buildings organised by the Technical University of Crete   In the second webinar which took place on the 11 November 2015,  the main objectives were to underline the main definitions of Zero...
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The Concept of Smart Buildings and Integrated Design

1st Webinar - The concept of Smart Buildings and the Integrated Design organised by University of Athens   The first webinar of the Smart GEMS project took place on 21 October 2015. The objective of the webinar was to underline the...
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Renewschool-tool

This interactive web-tool, released in the framework of the EU project RENEW SCHOOL was launched to guide decision makers to well-informed decisions for school buildings and renovation options The main decisions to make include:  ...
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Efficacité énergétique des bâtiments: la vidéo de l'entrevue avec le Président d'EBC

  Les Institutions européennes doivent prendre en compte l'importance du secteur de la rénovation, qui crée des milliers d'emplois en Europe et permettra de réduire la consommation d'énergie, selon Patrick Liébus, Président de la European...
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Ventilative cooling potential analysis tool

This tool, developed in the framework of International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA- EBC) Annex 62 Ventilative cooling, analyses the potential of ventilative cooling by taking into account not only...
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New WebApp: Sankey Flow Show - Draw sankey diagrams directly in your browser

Sankey Flow Show is a WebApp that runs in your browser and allows you to draw Sankey diagrams directly.  A free student and test license is available. Test it now!   Decide whether quantities are represented by the widths of the...
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Wärmebrücken-Online

Auf wärmebrücken-online.de können interessierte Planer, Architekten und Ingenieure auf eine der umfangreichsten Datenbanken für Wärmebrücken (mit über 300 Grunddetails mit zirka 4000 Varianten) zugreifen. Die Online-Plattform wurde als...
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What Could Make The Public Choose More Pro-Renewables?

We’re not doing badly so far as ‘green’ attitudes go. More people than ever before feel positively about renewable energy, and would like to see a greater global commitment to reducing carbon emissions. We’re more ‘eco-conscious’ than ever...
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European Regional Network of the World GBC: Position Paper on the EPBD

  This paper, released in March 2017, sets out the key messages from the Europe Regional Network (ERN) of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) on the key elements of the Clean Energy Package impacting Green Building Councils (GBCs) and...
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What are the steps to build “smart” and how can we measure the smartness of a building?

Building smart involves the following steps:   building according to the local climate by exploiting passive design measures to increase energy efficiency in an integrated design; adequate and resource oriented integration of technical...
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Are there at present in the context of Horizon 2020 projects dealing with innovation in smart buildings?

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). Under Horizon 2020 there are 3 types of actions supported: research, demonstration and market uptake...
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RENOVATE EUROPE publishes proposals for the 2017 legislative reviews of the EPBD and EED

How to make Renovate Europe's NZEB vision a reality by 2050?     On 27 March 2017, RENOVATE EUROPE released an infographic presenting their vision and the changes in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy...
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Verre pour l'Europe Document de Position sur la directive EPBD et EED révision proposée par la Commission

Faire de l'Europe des bâtiments très économes en énergie - les Améliorations à apporter à l'UE Forfait Hiver: EED et EPBD     En Mars 2017, BUILD UP Partenaire de Verre pour l'Europe a publié un document de position et infographie...
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Quelles sont les clefs pour décarboner les systèmes de chauffage et refroidissement en Europe?

5 facteurs freinent la transition énergétique à zéro les émissions de l'Europe d'ici à 2050, estime Thomas Nowak.   La manière dont nous utilisons l'énergie dans notre société qui doit changer si nous voulons maintenir le réchauffement...
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Integrated Design Process library: CommONEnergy tool for shopping centre retrofitting

The Integrated Design Process library (IDP) library is publicly distributed on the CommONEnergy website as a free excel-based online repository available to help shopping centre owners and managers in planning mall retrofitting, providing...
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RÉNOVER l'EUROPE: l'Énergie de la pauvreté – personne ne devrait avoir à choisir entre le chauffage et le manger

Le 16 Mars 2017, de RÉNOVER l'EUROPE a publié une note d'information sur la pauvreté énergétique dans l'Union Européenne: ses causes, les impacts et les solutions possibles.  The rapport met en lumière les éléments suivants:     La...