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What role does HVAC play in reducing Coronavirus risks in buildings?

As facility managers consider their reopening strategies, of course cleaning, PPE, and social distancing policies must be top of mind. But the role of the HVAC system cannot be ignored either. Can improved air filtration and better ventilation...
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Gas boilers deserve an ‘F’, not an ‘A’

Europe’s heating and cooling is a climate time bomb, with the sector responsible for almost half of the EU’s energy consumption and a third of its CO2 emissions. Ageing buildings bear much of the blame, with a large part of the energy used to heat...
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Getting the most out of your heat pump

Your cold-climate heat pump can save a lot on heating and cooling costs. Whether your heat pump is ductless or centrally ducted, this new technology is different than the conventional heating and air conditioning systems that you’re probably used...
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4 Questions to Ask to Help Select Smart Building Technologies

It seems that every week brings the release of a new smart device or system for buildings. Often, the benefit of the new technology is related to energy in order to reduce consumption, trim demand, or cut carbon emissions. Since HVAC and lighting...
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Pandemic Response: Microbes, Buildings, and Occupant Health

The coronavirus pandemic is changing nearly everything about life, and institutional and commercial facilities are no exception. In fact, given the amount of time many people spend working in and visiting indoor environments, buildings are under...
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Reopening buildings safely, with LEED guidance, and tools and analytics from Arc

USGBC released four new Safety First LEED Pilot Credits in response to COVID-19 to support environmental and occupant health. The credits outline sustainable best practices that align with public health and industry guidelines related to cleaning...
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Renovate Europe: online source map

The website of the Renovate Europe Campaign presents a huge number of building renovation best practices across Europe. The scope is to provide a set of exemplary case studies to be further replicated in order to boost the building renovation rates...
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Smart City project SINFONIA: the renovation of the housing complex of Bolzano – via Passeggiata dei Castani

The renovation of the residential complex of Via Passeggiata dei Castani is one of the interventions developed within the FP7 Smart City project SINFONIA and has been concluded at the beginning of 2019.   The area is located in the east side of...
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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...
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Preparing an EU strategy for offshore renewables – Have your say

As part of the European Green Deal, the Commission identified the importance of agreeing a new approach for exploiting Europe’s offshore renewable energy potential in a sustainable and inclusive way. The revised Commission Work Programme confirmed...