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Heating and cooling are the largest sources of energy demand in Europe and, at the moment, they are mainly covered by fossil fuels, while low carbon energy sources like waste heat and cold recovery and renewable energy sources remain marginal.   Nevertheless, current studies showed that, in the European Union (EU), the amount of heat wasted by industries in the form of hot water or flue gases would be sufficient to cover the entire EU’s heating needs.  
Post date: 3 nov 2020
Type: Évènement

Concept:   Buildings are central to meeting the sustainability challenge. In the developed world, buildings consume over 70% of the electric power generated and 40% of primary energy and are responsible for 40% of CO2 emissions from the energy services they require. In Europe, 75-90% of today’s buildings will be in use in 2050.  
Post date: 3 nov 2020
Type: Lien

This tool has been eveloped within the H2020 project EnerGAware with the scope of decreasing energy consumption and emissions to increase the affordable housing tenants’ understanding and engagement in energy efficiency.   To cope the issue, the project developed serious game, the Energy Cat Game, where the player will take the role of a cat who dreams about living in the house of tomorrow : a house both energy efficient and comfortable.
Post date: 2 nov 2020
Type: Tool

Starting March 2022, any new building in Israel will be constructed according to the national green standards.   "We are pioneers and very proud of this," said Ran Avraham, head of the green building unit at the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP), referring to the new mandatory sustainable construction legislation.  
Post date: 2 nov 2020
Type: Actualité

Energy Saving Tools is a web page that includes a set of tools for introducing energy saving actions in our daily life. It is possible to receive tips for energy efficiency in the field of building performances, electrical appliances, use of renewables and mobility.   In particular, for improving the energy performance of the building, the tool requests a set of basic information, in order to understand the current situation:
Post date: 2 nov 2020
Type: Tool

Monday 30 November 2020, 10:30-11:45 CET   Air infiltration in buildings has multiple consequences on energy use and indoor environmental quality which depend on the location and distribution of leakages. Among others, pollutant infiltration and air draft are highly affected by leakage distribution. In current practice, leakage detection is frequently performed together with an airtightness test.  
Post date: 2 nov 2020
Type: Évènement

Tuesday November 10th, 2020 at 12:00-14:30 UTC/GMT   Progressing the scientific basis of indoor environmental quality is essential to understand which aspects can be better optimised to substantially reduce energy use in buildings. In recent years, IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) international research projects have been investigating for this purpose both indoor air quality and thermal comfort.  
Post date: 2 nov 2020
Type: Évènement

Passive House Days Canada are back and Online with Virtual Tours!   Show us what you’ve got Canada. Shoot a video of your Passive House project and share it with all our Passive House Fans!   Passive House Days 2020 The 17th Annual International Passive House Days, organized by the International Passive House Association and its international Affiliates, will take place November 6-8, 2020.
Post date: 30 oct 2020
Type: Évènement

Interested participants in the REHVA COVID-19 COURSE, can now enroll and learn how to resume activities, safely operate buildings and specifically use densely occupied indoor spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Post date: 30 oct 2020
Type: Actualité

Join the team from the International Passive House Association (iPHA) for their new series: iPHA Q&A with PHI! Once a month, iPHA will sit down with experts from different departments at the Passive House Institute (PHI) to hear about the work they do, what they offer and how you can make the most of those offerings!  
Post date: 30 oct 2020
Type: Évènement