Building professionals

What do they do? At the ZEN Research Centre, they conduct research on zero emission neighbourhoods (ZEN) in smart cities. Their goal is to develop solutions for future buildings and neighbourhoods with no greenhouse gas emissions and thereby contribute to a low carbon society.  
Post date: 18 oct 2019
Type: Lien

Climate change is one of the most serious challenges facing our world today. Its effects are being felt on all continents and are predicted to become more intense in the coming decades. These changes have the power to transform our world, affecting our environment, health, food and water supplies and pose threats to global security and stability.
Post date: 17 oct 2019
Type: Publication

The Spara and bevara* database contains bibliographic records on articles and books dealing with energy efficiency in historic buildings. You will also find full-text documents and links to electronic resources.   *Spara och bevara is Swedish for "Save and preserve" as in save energy and preserve historic buildings.   Link to the database: http://eprints.sparaochbevara.se/  
Post date: 17 oct 2019
Type: Lien

Historic buildings make up a considerable part of our building stock (one fourth for Europe). They are the trademark of numerous cities, and they will only survive if maintained as a living space. This means, that in order to save this heritage for future generations, we need to find conservation compatible energy retrofit approaches and solutions, which allow to preserve the historic and aesthetic values while increasing comfort, lowering energy bills and minimizing environmental impact.  
Post date: 16 oct 2019
Type: Lien

Climate and cultural based design and market valuable technology solutions for Plus Energy Houses CULTURAL-E aims to define modular and replicable solutions for Plus Energy Houses (PEHs), accounting for climate and cultural differences, while engaging all key players involved in the building life cycle; to create comfortable, efficient, and affordable indoor environments.  
Post date: 16 oct 2019
Type: Lien

FleXible user-CEntric Energy poSitive houseS The EXCESS project builds up on nearly-zero energy multi-storey building (consumption below primary energy threshold) residential concepts of the main 4 EU climatic zones towards Energy fleXible user-CEntric poSitive houseS (EXCESS).  
Post date: 16 oct 2019
Type: Lien

A fresh approach to social housing: Lacaton & Vassal architects, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture have gained the 2019 Mies van der Rohe Award for their transformation of 530 apartments in the Grand Parc Bordeaux project.
Post date: 16 oct 2019
Type: Cas

UPDATED VERSION for EN16798-5-1 In general, the spreadsheets related to the EPB standards are provided to demonstrate specific elements of the calculation procedures in the relevant standard(s). Consequently, they do not replace the EPB standards, but they shall be used along with the EPB standards.   Please read also the disclaimer in the spreadsheet.  
Post date: 15 oct 2019
Type: Tool

Valuing and Communicating Multiple Benefits of Energy-Efficiency Measures Project-level investment decisions take account of many factors, rarely tackling one issue in isolation. Company decisions are based on its strategic priorities and values, an assessment of the risks involved, and anticipated benefits (e.g., increased productivity, regulatory compliance, reduced maintenance, greater reliability, improved workforce satisfaction and retention).   
Post date: 15 oct 2019
Type: Lien

A POsitive Energy CITY Transformation Framework Objective POCITYF is a smart city-oriented project, whose major goal is to deliver a set of Positive Energy Blocks – a limited geographic area whose average local renewable generation is greater than its consumption – in the Lighthouse cities of Evora (PT) and Alkmaar (NL) and their Fellow cities Granada (ES), Bari (ΙΤ), Celje (SI), Ujpest (HU), Ioannina (GR) and Hvidovre (DK).  
Post date: 15 oct 2019
Type: Lien