Environmental issues related to buildings

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This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for France, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), describing among other things:  
Post date: 4 mai 2020
Type: Publication

Users’ satisfaction in indoor spaces plays a key role in building design. In recent years, scientific research has focused more and more on the effects produced by the presence of greenery solutions in indoor environments. In this study, the Internet of Things (IoT) concept is used to define an effective solution to monitor indoor environmental parameters, along with the biometric data of users involved in an experimental campaign conducted in a Zero Energy Building laboratory where a living wall has been installed.  
Post date: 4 mai 2020
Type: Publication

Personal Thermal Comfort models consider personal user feedback as a target value. The growing development of integrated “smart” devices following the concept of the Internet of Things and data-processing algorithms based on Machine Learning techniques allows developing promising frameworks to reach the best level of indoor thermal comfort closest to the real needs of users.
Post date: 4 mai 2020
Type: Publication

Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe needs a new growth strategy that transforms the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where :  
Post date: 3 mai 2020
Type: Publication

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   The Energy Storage Global Conference 2020 offers a unique opportunity to industry, researchers and policymakers to exchange views on key issues for the storage sector.  
Post date: 30 avr 2020
Type: Évènement

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy.  
Post date: 30 avr 2020
Type: Évènement

An important public building in the most populated city of Zagreb county, Velika Gorica, this kindergarten was in need of energy renovation as it was expensive to run and uncomfortable for its occupants.  Having become an eco-school, the management realised that energy renovation was essential to underpin the new ethos of the school.  
Post date: 30 avr 2020
Type: Cas

Paper submission   The postponement of the Symposium allows us to welcome paper proposals until 31st May 2020.  
Post date: 30 avr 2020
Type: Actualité

The EBC Building Energy Codes Working Group (BECWG) is hosting a webinar on operational and construction issues related to energy use in buildings during the COVID-19 crisis. Presenters will discuss the safe operation of buildings and strategies to maintain healthy indoor air quality (IAQ), including guidance from ASHRAE and REHVA, as well as broader issues facing the design and construction industry, such as compliance checking and leveraging opportunities for virtual assessments.
Post date: 30 avr 2020
Type: Évènement

An important function of the built environment is providing a safe place for its inhabitants.  Edward Ng (Chinese University of Hong Kong) recalls the spread of SARS in Hong Kong and reflects on the public health lessons for the built environment. A process of preparation and management is vital for reducing present and future health risks. This is becoming evident in Hong Kong’s recent codes and regulations for urban design and buildings. Other cities can learn from this process.  
Post date: 29 avr 2020
Type: Publication