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Local policies and boundary conditions for PEHs

This report gives an overview of the different policies and related boundary conditions in Norway, France, Germany and Italy and shows how they influence the spread of PEB concepts. National funding schemes and policies were analysed in regard to...
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OVERVIEW | nZEB policies and the support tools in eCentral project target countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary)

Currently, buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption and around 75% of them are energy inefficient, with an annual renovating rate around 0.4-1.2%. EU has established legislative frameworks as EPBD (directive 2010/31/EU and update) and...
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OVERVIEW | Building automation as a means for efficient building operation

Thermal comfort, indoor air quality and daylight are key factors in the comfort of building occupants. Despite the interconnection of these aspects and the related requirements, the way to achieve indoor air quality and thermal comfort are...
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OVERVIEW | Energy in Buildings at the 2020 EU Sustainable Energy Week #EUSEW 2020

This year marks the 15thEuropean Sustainable Energy Week EUSEW.  Under the circumstances with Covid-19 the event was adapted to provide a dynamic, interactive and carefully organised online format. This effort has proved successful with...
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HAPPEN project flyer

HAPPEN (Holistic APproach and Platform for the deep renovation of the med residential built ENvironment) is a project that develops and rolls out the MedZEB approach: a tailored, holistic, transparent and adaptive strategy aimed to foster...
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Monitoring and continuous commissioning of new and existing buildings

Abstract: In the building industry, the quality control practices during the design stage, implementation, introduction and use varies. Also, the owner´s project requirements may vary. The instrumentation, measurements and the control...
E3S Web of Conferences 172, 22009 (2020). Open access article
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Experienced and lessons learned from P4P pilots for energy efficiency

Europe’s buildings have the potential to play a key role in our future energy systems. Making them more efficient reduces the need for expensive power plant capacity, defers the costly upgrading of network infrastructure, and enables this...
From SENSEI project
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Green box on the roof: an example of office extension in Lyon

The scope of the project was to increase the office surface through a roof extension, having a surface of around 900 m2, following sustainability and energy efficiency criteria.   One key aspect of the project was the reduced life-cycle...
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Comparison of the actual and theoretical energy use in nZEB renovations of multi-family buildings using in situ monitoring

Abstract: Often there is a significant difference between the actually measured and theoretically calculated energy use. The deviation between the two can be a result of errors in design, construction or commissioning, due to the technical...
E3SWeb of Conferences 172, 22007 (2020). Open access article.
Caso

BRIGADE - CONSTRUCTION OF A FORESTRY BRIGADE, PASSIVE PROJECT AND ECO-CONSTRUCTION, IN THE FOREST OF SOIGNES IN UCCLE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Project type: New Construction Building Type: Equipment, forestry services Construction Year : 2018 Delivery year: 2018 Climate zone : [Cfc] Marine Cool Winter & summer- Mild with no dry season. Net Floor Area: 852 m2 Other...