Thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics

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In view of the ambitious 2050 full decarbonisation target and the need to reduce the initial and operational costs of buildings, the revival of the ‘neighbourhood’ concept is greatly endorsed in recent years.   The ZERO-PLUS project has developed a method and accompanying tools to provide an overarching solution to the barriers for the successful construction of new residential Net Zero Energy Settlements (NZES).
Post date: 11 Feb 2021
Type: Evento

How to make an existing home energy efficient, gas-free, or energy neutral?   This 90' minutes webinar will offer housing providers ways to make an existing home energy efficient, gas-free, or energy neutral!   The goal of the TripleA-reno Board Game is to become more knowledgeable about the energy transition and to gain new insights into measures and concepts that play a role in the energy transition.  
Post date: 11 Feb 2021
Type: Evento

Join the team from the International Passive House Association for their series: iPHA Q&A with PHI!   Once a month, iPHA sits down with experts from different departments at the Passive House Institute to hear about the work they do, what they offer and how you can make the most of those offerings!  
Post date: 10 Feb 2021
Type: Evento

The BREEAM Awards go online for 2021   The BREEAM Awards is an annual celebration that proudly recognises the people, projects and organisations that are leading the way with significant achievements in sustainable building design, development and management.  
Post date: 2 Feb 2021
Type: Evento

Buildings account for around 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the European Union.   Curtains walls, associated with modern architecture and large office building stock, are often criticized for their limited insulation properties. Existing buildings, including historical ones, are responsible for up to 60% energy losses through the envelope.  
Post date: 28 Gen 2021
Type: Evento

This is EFFECT4buildings magazine   EFFECT4buildings project is providing building owners and managers with a set of financial tools and instruments to support the implementation of more energy efficiency measures, developed, and improved in real cases.   The main target group is building managers in charge of public or privately owned building portfolio.  
Post date: 20 Gen 2021
Type: Publication

Multi service contracts is a method used for energy efficiency contracting to add other co-benefits such as lighting, indoor air quality, temperature, noise, esthetical values and well-being issues in the investments.   These co-benefits are included somehow in agreements (in 57% of the answers), but not in a systematical way.  
Post date: 20 Gen 2021
Type: Tool

Taking care of many measures simultaneously in energy investments is difficult, but bundling can make it easier. It enables one to combine many small measures into one package, which can increase the profitability of an investment and make it look more attractive to potential investors.   One of various ways of approaching bundling is combining Total Concept Method (TCM) and Total Tool, which can help illustrate the economic profitability of individual measures.
Post date: 19 Gen 2021
Type: Tool

The Turkish city of Izmir has inaugurated an Ecological Corridor and a natural area that implements Nature Based Solutions   In early October this year, Izmir (Turkey), opened the Mavisehir Peynircioglu Stream Ecological Corridor, a green belt stretching over an area of 41,000 m2.  
Post date: 13 Gen 2021
Type: News

To predict the profitability of an investment, financial calculation methods are used. Since the traditional approach, based on pay-back time, is inefficient, the project propose tools (in web and Excel versions) that enables one to employ several methods, either independently or in combination.   In particular, Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return prove efficient and helpful for building managers, energy auditors, and other investors.  
Post date: 13 Gen 2021
Type: Tool