English

The 5th edition of the Roger Léron Award was concluded on the 9th October 2019 with the Ceremony at the House of the Brussels region (BIP) with the announcement of the winner and celebration of nominees’ achievements. Søren Hermansen was acknowledged as the winner of this 5th edition, while finalists Maria del Rosario Heras Celemín and Josep Puig i Boix shared the second place.  
Post date: 10 Ott 2019
Type: News

EU rules on energy taxation no longer deliver the same positive contribution as when they first came into force in 2003, according to a new report published by Commission services on 12 September 2019.   While the evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD) does not make any policy recommendations, it explores how more environmentally friendly policies could better support the EU’s wider climate change commitments.  
Post date: 10 Ott 2019
Type: Publication

In close interaction with various stakeholders, the study team has developed a provisional Smart Readiness Indicator assessment method and calculation scheme. We kindly invite all interested stakeholders to engage in the public bèta testing of this approach.  
Post date: 10 Ott 2019
Type: News

During the European Week of Regions and Cities, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, hosted the session “From dream to reality: sharing experiences from leading European Smart Cities” at which more than 150 parti
Post date: 9 Ott 2019
Type: News

In June 2017, Burghauptmannschaft Oesterreich had submitted a project proposal for Horizon 2020, which landed on the waiting list with more than 90% points achieved. Hardly anyone remembered it at the end of 2018...  
Post date: 8 Ott 2019
Type: News

8th European Congress on the Use, Management and Conservation of Buildings of Historical Value: “Born in the Past – Used Today – Preserved for the Future“ Burghauptmannschaft Österreich invites you to the 7th European Congress on the Use, Management and Conservation of Buildings of Historical Value: “Born in the Past – Used Today – Preserved for the Future“ at Imperial Palace Vienna on 16 and 17 October 2018. Topic: Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings - Contradiction or Reality?
Post date: 8 Ott 2019
Type: Evento

Join our first INDUSTRY DAY WEBINAR on the 24th October at 10am   Registration is free. Just log in and learn from BIM-SPEED experts. On the day we will talk about best practices of using BIM in residential renovation projects with the focus on high performance buildings, and provide guidance and advice.   Get involved!  https://www.bim-speed.eu/en#   Agenda for the day:
Post date: 8 Ott 2019
Type: Evento

An understanding of human thermal comfort has proven to be one of the key components of energy efficiency in buildings. Human comfort is more to comfort than just temperature and humidity. For instance, the radiative energy that is emitted from walls, the air speed and also physiological factors such a as the people’s metabolic rate, the skin wettedness, and skin emissivity all have an effect.
Post date: 8 Ott 2019
Type: Tool

Architectural design can no longer be only concerned with developing artefacts that produce reduced environmental impacts within a certain threshold of emissions. Conversely, buildings today must be developed to reverse the effects of climate change, enhance natural systems, the built environment and inhabitants’ life.  
Post date: 8 Ott 2019
Type: Publication

Improving the energy efficiency of heritage buildings is one of the priorities of the European Commission. Historical buildings play an important role for their cultural value and social identity within the vast real estate heritage. Only by carefully planning the energy refurbishment of these buildings is it possible to improve users’ comfort while preserving the architectural features for which they are protected.  
Post date: 7 Ott 2019
Type: Link