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The 2nd newsletter from Cultural-E project is out!   Check the project´s first year results:   Climate and cultural differences in energy use in domestic buildings Local policies and boundary conditions for PEHs How to support the design of Plus Energy Buildings: survey results   Latest updates on the channel:  
Post date: 23 Sep 2020
Type: Știri

Supporting designers in the early stages of designing Plus Energy Buildings is strategic to ensure load reduction while still considering the household practices and enhancing the indoor environmental quality. To achieve this target, it is necessary to make use of effective building energy modeling with a clear view of the simulation results, thus allowing effective communication between the design team and the involved disciplines/stakeholders.  
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: Știri

In this booklet, the results of the ZERO-PLUS are described emphasizing on the four case studies (UK, Italy, France, Cyprus), which all have now been constructed, commissioned and occupied. The case studies are in the monitoring phase where data about their energy environmental performance are being collected. These data will be used for the verification of the settlements’ performance.
Post date: 31 Iul 2020
Type: Publication

The settlements are located in Cyprus, France, Italy and the UK and consist of different typologies of residential buildings. They are now occupied and a monitoring phase is ongoing to collect data on their energy and environmental performances and verify the ZERO-PLUS solutions.  
Post date: 31 Iul 2020
Type: Știri

Called Sport'Co, the Beaucouzé sports complex (49) opened its doors in early March 2019. In many ways, this positive-energy public school illustrates the right balance between fundamental values and innovative ideas. While meeting the functional requirements of a structure dedicated to team sports, it is characterized by exemplary technical and economic performances:
Post date: 28 Iul 2020
Type: Caz

Through energy-efficient urban planning, especially in PEB residential construction, unnecessary structural constructions can be avoided in advance. It forms the basis for sustainable, energy-optimised building planning, which is characterized by regenerative energy generation and an efficient energy supply.  
Post date: 16 Iul 2020
Type: Știri

Statistically, 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of emissions come from buildings. For that reason energy efficiency has become one of the EU’s top priorities and led it to acknowledge that buildings are key to achieving its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95 percent by 2050.   What is a positive energy building?  
Post date: 16 Iul 2020
Type: Știri

Europeans have become used to seeing solar panels on the roofs of buildings. But there are plenty of other man-made surfaces in our cities and towns that could be used to harvest energy, including building surfaces.  
Post date: 8 Iul 2020
Type: Știri

Within the CULTURAL-E project cultural and climatic considerations are incorporated into the Plus Energy Building (PEB) designs, which are being implemented in residential demo buildings located in four European climatic areas. As a means of contributing to enhancing the buildings’ pre and post occupancy developments, a study has been conducted, which aims at upgrading PEB’s energy performance predictions which are guided by users' everyday practices.  
Post date: 25 Iun 2020
Type: Publication

This report gives an overview of the different policies and related boundary conditions in Norway, France, Germany and Italy and shows how they influence the spread of PEB concepts. National funding schemes and policies were analysed in regard to support renewable energy generation in buildings, the connection with the electric grid and neighbour buildings as well as the local energy market and environmental aspects.  
Post date: 18 Iun 2020
Type: Publication