Building operation, monitoring, energy management

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Abstract: In the building industry, the quality control practices during the design stage, implementation, introduction and use varies. Also, the owner´s project requirements may vary. The instrumentation, measurements and the control options are different. The final product of the building process is the indoor environment. When evaluating the need of renovation of existing buildings and to control the performance of a new building, certain procedures are needed.  
Post date: 27 Iul 2020
Type: Publication

Europe’s buildings have the potential to play a key role in our future energy systems. Making them more efficient reduces the need for expensive power plant capacity, defers the costly upgrading of network infrastructure, and enables this infrastructure to be used with more flexibility. The fact that energy efficiency is not adequately compensated for these benefits (SENSEI, 2020) acts as a barrier to its deployment. It deprives it of valuable funding and means that we all pay more to ensure the adequacy, reliability and security of our energy systems.
Post date: 17 Iul 2020
Type: Publication

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 environment.  
Post date: 17 Iul 2020
Type: Tool

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 to the technical performance of building components and installations that don’t meet the design requirements. But equally, incorrect assumptions in the calculation can largely affect the results, for example the user influence that is simulated in a different way.  
Post date: 17 Iul 2020
Type: Publication

Considering the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   Croatia 4.0 is a conference on new technologies, robotization and automatization in industry, buildings, power and energy business.  
Post date: 17 Iul 2020
Type: Event

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), design professionals, and public officials as buildings reopen from the COVID-19 lockdowns. The practical strategies for specific types of buildings cover offices and retail, senior living communities, and schools.
Post date: 16 Iul 2020
Type: Știri

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, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.   ASHRAE’s recommendations for building readiness and reopening include the following:  
Post date: 16 Iul 2020
Type: Știri

COVID-19: SDU is closely keeping updated on the potential effects that COVID-19 (Corona virus) has on OB-20 and Annex 79. SDU reserves all rights to move the events completely online in case it is not possible to conduct them in Odense, Denmark.   Dates of the events: 23rd - 25th September 2020  
Post date: 16 Iul 2020
Type: Event

Durante los días 24 y 25 de septiembre se celebrará la 12ª Conferencia Española Passivhaus en el Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos El Batel, ubicado en Cartagena, Región de Murcia.   - Online format -   Programa  
Post date: 16 Iul 2020
Type: Event

World Green Building Week (21 – 25 September 2020) is World Green Building Council’s annual campaign that empowers us all to deliver greener buildings.   This year, we’re asking you to #ActOnClimate.  
Post date: 16 Iul 2020
Type: Event