Energy-efficient buildings have the potential to play a key role in EU energy transition. In the United States, several energy utilities have recently piloted and launched buildings Pay-for-Performance (P4P) programmes making use of possibilities offered by energy metering technologies that provide greater certainty over energy savings and drive improved performance.
Post date: 16 jun 2020
Interoperability in the construction sector is a key issue and researchers, developers and designers have tackled since the introduction of CAD systems. Traditionally, engineers, architects and site operators interact and track their information exchange through paper or digitalized drawings and e-mails. With the introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques and tools, operators are using new solutions and methods to keep track and exploit these data.
Post date: 8 mei 2020
The Passive House standard, as promoted by the Passive House Institute (PHI) achieves highly energy efficient buildings whose demand for heating and cooling energy can be reduced by as much as 90% compared to conventional builds. This is achieved using an envelope-first approach and considers the five principles of Passive House: airtightness, high-quality windows, climate-applicable insulation, avoidance of thermal bridges and sufficient ventilation.
Post date: 30 mrt 2020
In 2018, primary energy intensity – an important indicator of how much energy is used by the global economy – improved by 1.2%, the slowest rate since 2010. This was slower than the 1.7% improvement in 2017 and marked the third year in a row the rate has declined. It was also well below the average 3% improvement consistent with the IEA Efficient World Strategy.
Post date: 23 mrt 2020
Euroscicon invites you in the CME Accredited “10th Edition of International Conference on Environmental Science & Technology" conference scheduled to be held in May 11-12, 2020 at Vienna, Austria.
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Post date: 6 mrt 2020
We would like to invite you to the final public workshop of the Create project with the title: "Save energy today and tomorrow". The event is hosted within the Energy Storage Europe Expo 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany. If you are going to attend the Energy Storage Europe International Trade Fair and you are interested in the topic of thermal energy storage, don´t miss this event!
Post date: 14 feb 2020
CREATE project is in its end and this video shows the main results achieved over the last four years. CREATE developed and demonstrated a heat battery, i.e. an advanced thermal storage system based on Thermo-Chemical Materials (TCMs), that enables economically affordable, compact and loss-free storage of heat in existing buildings.
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Post date: 14 feb 2020
This report is part of the World Economic Forum’s System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy. The report summarizes insights from the “Energy Transition Index”, which builds upon the previous series of “Global Energy Architecture Performance Index” by adding a forward looking element of country readiness for energy transition.
Post date: 4 feb 2020
Only a drastic reduction in global energy demand will allow an affordable manageable transition to a global energy system based on renewables and ambitious energy efficiency measures are key to meet sustainability goals. Global growth in energy use is largely outpacing decarbonisation and in 2018, primary energy intensity – an important indicator of how much energy is used by the global economy – improved by just 1.2%, the slowest rate since 2010.
Post date: 29 jan 2020
Today there is an urgent need to scale up progress towards energy efficiency in buildings. Energy efficiency is also one of the pillars of a climate mitigation strategy and a critical element to meeting the Global Sustainable Development Goals. It is acknowledged how energy consumption in buildings is an important contributor to global emissions of greenhouse gases and harmful pollutants. Indeed, in 2017 buildings and appliances accounted for around 30% of global final energy use.
Post date: 28 jan 2020