building energy performance

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  RE-DWELL (Here) will train a new generation of professionals with the transdisciplinary skills to address the urgent need of affordable and sustainable housing, a major challenge for European societies.   Applications for 15 early-stage researcher positions are now open until December 16, 2020.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: News

For Europe to reach its carbon-neutral goal by 2050, we will need to decarbonise the building sector and with millions of buildings to be renovated, retrofit technologies are going to play a crucial role in achieving this target.   
Post date: 20 Nov 2020
Type: News

The 23rd webinar on the Low Carbon Economy   Every day, more than 22,000,000 m³ of hot water are consumed by European homes alone. It is a major source of energy consumption for new housing, and yet 80 percent of this heat ends up in sewers and is wasted.   Considering hot water is mostly used in showers, recovering waste heat from shower drains could be a simple way to save up to 70 percent wasted energy and related CO2 emissions.  
Post date: 17 Nov 2020
Type: Evento

What has been the overall trend in final energy consumption of buildings in the EU since 2010?   What are the main drivers of the energy consumption variation, and in particular energy savings, for residential and service buildings?   These are the key questions answered during this (11th) webinar in the Odyssee-Mure on Energy Efficiency Academy.
Post date: 17 Nov 2020
Type: Evento

Concept and objectives:   The Auto-DAN project aims to enable homes and small businesses across the EU to optimize their energy consumption and provide an assessment of the live energy performance of a building which takes into account the quality of appliances/systems installed, user operational habits and the smart readiness of a building.  
Post date: 6 Nov 2020
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   Existing measurements of equipment and building energy use paint a bleak image: real-life energy consumption often exceeds design predictions by more than 100%.   As a result, reducing the gap between designed and measured energy use has become central in current efforts to increase energy efficiency.  
Post date: 6 Nov 2020
Type: Link

Concept and objectives:   The Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) is a biennial global, multi-stakeholder forum with the objective of exploring developmental challenges within the realm of sustainable energy. The Forum introduces a platform for policy- and decision-makers from all sectors of society to conceive practical solutions to sustainability issues.  
Post date: 6 Nov 2020
Type: Link

European Projects have always had a big impact on society. Today, EU programmes are being implemented everywhere around Europe. And their impact on businesses and communities is bigger than ever before.   Please take a moment to fill in the questionnaire, it takes less than 5 minutes. Help us to collect your views and identify your needs, habits and preferences related to Thermal Storage systems.  
Post date: 5 Nov 2020
Type: Link

Concept:   Residential heating energy accounts for more than 30 percent of energy use in most countries of Europe and Central Asia, and even more than 40 percent in the Balkans. Previous construction and heating methods did not focus on saving energy and the environment.   As a result, a highly inefficient energy use intensifies the impact of escalating energy prices on low-income households.
Post date: 3 Nov 2020
Type: Link

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: Link