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Superior energy efficiency in buildings
Post date: 30 Mar 2020
Type: Poveznica

The Passive House standard, as promoted by the Passive House Institute (PHI) achieves highly energy efficient buildings whose demand for heating and cooling energy can be reduced by as much as 90% compared to conventional builds. This is achieved using an envelope-first approach and considers the five principles of Passive House: airtightness, high-quality windows, climate-applicable insulation, avoidance of thermal bridges and sufficient ventilation.
Post date: 30 Mar 2020
Type: Vijesti

Our living environments have a tremendous impact on our health and wellbeing. Ensuring their suitability and adaptability to people’s needs and preferences – including when these needs and preferences evolve over time – is one of the most effective approaches to respond to challenges brought to us by Europe’s ageing demographics. However, a huge share of the building stock is not adapted to permit older persons to age in place. Even today’s new constructions are often not prepared to support health and wellbeing over the life course.  
Post date: 27 Mar 2020
Type: Vijesti

Municipalities and local authorities are at the frontline of Europe’s energy transition, but often struggle to mobilise the financial resources required for sustainable energy investments.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2020
Type: Vijesti

Putting EU Green Deal in Action: Upscaling sustainable home renovation with innovative financing tools Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of Europeans are spending nearly 100% of their time indoors. It is time to take a closer look at the energy efficiency, comfort and health of our homes and apartment buildings.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2020
Type: Događanje

OVERVIEW   Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) has existed for a number of years, but in many European Countries it is still not commonly used. What kind of business model innovations will drive uptake of service and performance based contracts? How can the EPC business model be made more attractive to all the parties involved?  
Post date: 25 Mar 2020
Type: Događanje

Check the link to watch the full interview!   Back in January 2020, during Klimahouse 2020 in Bolzano (Italy), we had the opportunity to interview Carlo Battisti, European Executive Director at International Living Future Institute and Chair of COST Action Restore. The interview, held at NOI Techpark, focused on COST Restore and the role of the International Living Future Institute.  
Post date: 24 Mar 2020
Type: Poveznica

The Green Deal was a big deal at the European Energy Efficiency Conference in Wels/Austria from 4 - 6 March 2020. The event was a great success with 400 experts from 50 countries taking part. The conference focused on and how to make the energy transition happen and achieve climate neutrality in Europe and globally.   
Post date: 24 Mar 2020
Type: Vijesti

Every month, Build Up works to offer informative webinars on cutting-edge topics to bring international experts closer to the public. In line with the Topic of the month, we look for current, relevant and innovative topics for users always related to efficient energy in buildings.   Next BUILD UP webinars are:  
Post date: 23 Mar 2020
Type: Vijesti

Transparent Solar Panel Technology for Energy Autonomous Greenhouses and Glass Buildings The Technology   PanePowerSW is a uniquely transparent (up to 70%) solar panel glass that generates clean energy through PV technology lowering the energy costs, and, more importantly allowing the light to shine through greenhouses and commercial buildings windows.  
Post date: 23 Mar 2020
Type: Poveznica