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Publication

HAPPEN project flyer

HAPPEN (Holistic APproach and Platform for the deep renovation of the med residential built ENvironment) is a project that develops and rolls out the MedZEB approach: a tailored, holistic, transparent and adaptive strategy...
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Great progress with innovative components of RES4BUILD’s integrated energy system to deliver on decarbonisation objectives for Europe’s buildings

The EU-funded RES4BUILD project is developing integrated renewable energy-based solutions that are tailored to the needs and requirements of users and installers. The project aims to increase the uptake of renewable energy solutions for...
Tool

The MOBISTYLE game

The MOBISTYLE Game is a mobile application that uses “nudges”, complemented by “tips”, to change user behaviour based on the sensors available in the residence. Residential users are the key target users as they have most control of their...
Publication

Comparison of the actual and theoretical energy use in nZEB renovations of multi-family buildings using in situ monitoring

E3SWeb of Conferences 172, 22007 (2020). Open access article.

Abstract: Often there is a significant difference between the actually measured and theoretically calculated energy use. The deviation between the two can be a result of errors in design, construction or commissioning, due...
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These tools from AIA can help you assess and manage the risk of COVID-19 in offices, retail, schools and more

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced reoccupancy assessment and risk management planning tools as well as strategies and 3D models for specific types of buildings to guide building owners, facilities managers (FMs),...
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What special reopening considerations must be made for HVAC systems? See what ASHRAE says

Global sustainable building technology society ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force released guidance in recent weeks on mitigating potential health risks during reopening of buildings closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on heating,...
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COVID-19 and Climate crises – a new reality to focus on the European Green Deal

Last year the main focus was on improving the energy performance of buildings. Reducing the use of fossil fuels and the direct and indirect CO₂ emission of buildings caused by heating, cooling and ventilating and at the same time improving...
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Why national building renovation plans are key for the recovery

Renovating a country’s buildings and homes represents a massive opportunity for sustainable economic recovery, health, well-being, and CO2 reduction, writes Oliver Rapf (executive director of the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)).

The European Commission has proposed a €1.85 trillion recovery plan to help the European Union exit the economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. How some of this money will be spent will be defined in national Recovery and...