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OVERVIEW| Modular and industrialised solutions for building renovation

The building sector, when including both construction and operation, is responsible for a significant share of resources and energy consumption and CO2 emissions worldwide. The 2020 Building Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction speaks about...

OVERVIEW| BIPV Technologies and market overview

Renewable Energy Sources are becoming increasingly important in the power markets; it is calculated that almost 70 % of the global capacity additions to 2040 will be attributed to renewables. Among these, solar energy is considered to be the most promising...

OVERVIEW | An Introduction to Energy Communities: the interplay with the building sector and the role of technology

Transforming our energy systems and increasing the share of renewable energy requires, amongst other things, an increasing engagement of citizens. People will play a key role in the management of energy flows, combining their traditional...

OVERVIEW| Modular and industrialised solutions for building renovation

The building sector, when including both construction and operation, is responsible for a significant share of resources and energy consumption and CO2 emissions worldwide. The 2020 Building Global Status Report for Buildings and...

EENSULATE Project: New publication alert!

We are excited to announce that the last EENSULATE article was published in the Project Repository Journal by EDMA (European Dissemination Media Agency).   Read the full article HERE!

7 Essential Tasks an Energy Manager will perform for your company

Having professionals who are experts in their field is one of the secrets to obtaining the best results in any of your company’s strategies. In the case of efficient energy consumption management, the same happens, and to achieve the...

OVERVIEW| Smart building co-benefits and key performance indicators

Introduction   As reported in the final report on Smart Readiness Indicators (SRI) a smart building is a building which can sense, interpret, communicate and actively respond to occupants needs and external conditions. A wider...

OVERVIEW| BIPV Technologies and market overview

Renewable Energy Sources are becoming increasingly important in the power markets; it is calculated that almost 70 % of the global capacity additions to 2040 will be attributed to renewables. Among these, solar energy is considered to be...

Floating PV for Desalination

Spanish water-treatment specialist Emalsa has teamed up with Instituto Tecnologico de Canarias ITC and Universidad Europea de Canarias to study the feasibility of a 1.53 MW floating solar plant that could potentially power the Piedra Santa...

ZERO-PLUS: Final results of the Four Pilot Settlements

ZERO-PLUS is a comprehensive, cost-effective approach for the design, construction and monitoring of Net Zero Energy Settlements (NZESs). The proposed approach was applied in four case studies in different climatic settings, France, UK,...