Indoor environment (thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics)

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2020 Getting to Zero Buildings List

NBI's 2020 list of pioneering zero energy (ZE) projects represents the latest growth in a rapidly expanding market. ZE buildings are extremely energy efficient, with a median site EUI of only 23 kBtu/sf/yr*, and consume only as much energy as is...

AIVC November 2020 Newsletter Special Issue on COVID-19

The AIVC board decided in their last (online) meeting of September 2020 to start a project to collect, discuss and disseminate information about COVID-19 in relation to ventilation and airtightness.   A working group was created to define and carry...

2020 Getting to Zero Buildings List

NBI's 2020 list of pioneering zero energy (ZE) projects represents the latest growth in a rapidly expanding market. ZE buildings are extremely energy efficient, with a median site EUI of only 23 kBtu/sf/yr*, and consume only as much energy...

AIVC November 2020 Newsletter Special Issue on COVID-19

The AIVC board decided in their last (online) meeting of September 2020 to start a project to collect, discuss and disseminate information about COVID-19 in relation to ventilation and airtightness.   A working group was created to define...

StepUP project - Making decarbonisation of existing buildings a reliable and attractive investment

Deep renovation is a key action to drastically reduce energy demand and achieve the EU vision of a decarbonised building stock by 2050. However, only 1% of European buildings are being renovated yearly and shallow retrofits persist with...

RESULTS OF THE X-TENDO SURVEY FOR NEW ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES

Understanding end-user perspectives is crucial for the development and roll-out of new features for energy performance certificates (EPCs).   Without a full insight into what end- users want and need for the next generation of EPCs it will...

A review of EU Member States’ 2020 Long-term Renovation Strategies

This report assesses the compliance of the 14 available LTRS (as published on the website of the European Commission on 8 September 2020) against the provisions in Article 2a of the amended 2018 EnergyPerformance of Buildings Directive1 (...

Doctor's orders - The complex relationship between energy retrofits and human health

In July, the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee released a report which was highly critical of the current lack of progress in building energy efficiency work, particularly in England. The report urged a...

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...

Healthy Buildings for All: Putting people’s health and well-being at the center of the EU built environment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors in residential and non-residential buildings and that 26 million European children are living in unhealthy homes. With the objective of...