USEF was founded in 2014 by seven key players, active across the smart energy industry. It grew out of the Smart Energy Collective (SEC), a Dutch multi-partner collaboration, developing smart energy technologies and services and bringing them together into five large-scale smart energy pilot projects. This work demonstrated an urgent need for a common standard for smart energy development to ensure interconnectivity in a future integrated market.
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
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Post date: 25 Sep 2019
While we enter a transition in the European framework for energy efficiency, ex-post impact evaluations can bring facts and figures about current achievements towards the 2020 targets, and useful feedback to improve policies in view of the 2030 targets.
Post date: 24 Sep 2019
The EU Commission has been developing Level(s) - a framework of macro-objectives and indicators aiming to help building professionals to report on the environmental performance of buildings. As well as energy and material impacts, Level(s) provides a framework for reporting the quality of the indoor environment achieved with these resources, including air quality, thermal comfort, climate change resilience and life cycle cost/value.
Post date: 19 Sep 2019
Une habitation saine qui se veut également confortable doit respecter un certain nombre d’exigences et de règles minimales dans le cadre de la réglementation PEB.
Ces règles concernent l’isolation et l’étanchéité à l’air, l’acoustique, la ventilation, la protection solaire et la lumière naturelle.
Post date: 5 Sep 2019
The goal of the Perlita Project is to show a new path for low energy consumption buildings in Los Angeles and in Southern California through realistic, affordable and reproducible solutions.
The main focus was the energy efficiency. We followed the PassiveHouse standard path, which is the leading international low energy building standard with more than 85,000 buildingsaround the globe in all climate zones, to deliver ahigh level of comfort with very low energy consumption.
Post date: 29 Aug 2019
Opengela is a project which looks to spread urban regeneration in the Basque Country using a novel new instrument: the creation of neighbourhood offices which will act as one-stop-shops to provide advice and support to the neighbourhood community.
Post date: 27 Aug 2019
Most of the existing building stock has reached the age for renovation: 90% of the total stock was built before 1990 and over 75% of the total floor area of the existing stock can be attributed to residential buildings.
Post date: 26 Aug 2019
Overall environmental impacts of nZEBs are substantially lower than conventional buildings. This is the conclusion of a new AZEB study in which the environmental performance of 3 AZEB case studies was evaluated using life cycle assessment (LCA).
The combination of LCA with optimization methods facilitates decisions to minimize environmental impacts of nZEBs, while keeping the costs as low as possible.
Post date: 23 Aug 2019
The EU-funded project ExcEED publishes a new factsheet on its geoclustering tool, one of the central tool of the project platform.
Post date: 23 Aug 2019