District heating (DH) systems are one of the most energy efficient heating systems to deliver heat in urban environments, with proven reliability within many decades already. DHs are also identified as key systems to achieve the de-carbonization of heating energy in European Cities. Renewable and waste heat sources are foreseen at the same time as de-carbonized heat sources and the way to guarantee competitive energy costs with limited influence of fossil fuel supply price volatility.
Post date: 19 Sep 2019
The project (planned for completion in 2019) is part of a study that compares the practical comparisons of different energy concepts for highly efficient, ecological and economically operated multi-family dwellings. One goal here is to achieve the lowest possible energy and heating demand in the operation of the building. For this purpose, different variants were already planned and selected for the construction, such as heating system and building shell according to the latest research findings.
Post date: 17 Sep 2019
Call for Abstracts
We invite you to submit abstracts (in English) according to the format defined below on the following topics:
Climate, energy and sustainable building facades
Heritage buildings and facades
Advanced facade design, technology and materials
Facade market and innovation
Economic and social aspects
Post date: 11 Sep 2019
The 3-storey detached house was completed in 2019 and was built as a mixed construction (solid / wood).
The basis for the planning is an energy-efficient and ecological construction, which ensures a sustainable lifestyle with low energy consumption and associated minimum energy costs.
The heating of the object takes place via an air heat pump. The installation of a comfort ventilation ensures fresh, healthy air.
Post date: 10 Sep 2019
In the EU, air pollution is responsible for around 400,000 premature deaths every year. Poor air quality can lead to lung cancer, strokes, heart attacks and acute respiratory diseases in children.
Poland’s Małopolska region, along with parts of Czechia and Slovakia, is one of Europe’s most polluted areas. Pollution is particularly heavy in winter when, to keep their homes warm, people burn coal and sometimes waste, releasing smog into the air that threatens people’s health.
Post date: 9 Sep 2019
Since the start of All Saints' Day 2017, students in Secondary 5 and 6 of the College "Notre-Dame de bon secours" in Binche are the first in Belgium to take classes in a building isolated with straw and wooden frame.
A spacious, bright, and healthy pavilion has replaced a prefabricated sheet metal energy wastage. This pavilion is the first prefabricated school building made of wood, compressed straw and clay plaster in French-speaking Belgium.
Post date: 8 Sep 2019
We spend up to 90 percent of our time in buildings. This should already be a sufficient argument to make sure that buildings are not only understood as functional places to reside, but also as an environment, with people as the central focus. Buildings have a massive impact on our health, ability to recuperate and our productivity.
Post date: 7 Sep 2019
EURACTIV invites you to this Stakeholder Workshop to discuss the path towards the integration of the EU’s energy sectors. Questions will include:
- How can sector coupling help achieve the EU climate goals?
- How can renewables be used most efficiently to integrate energy systems?
Post date: 6 Sep 2019
Une habitation saine qui se veut également confortable doit respecter un certain nombre d’exigences et de règles minimales dans le cadre de la réglementation PEB.
Ces règles concernent l’isolation et l’étanchéité à l’air, l’acoustique, la ventilation, la protection solaire et la lumière naturelle.
Post date: 5 Sep 2019
Due to multiple requests, the deadline for PLEA 2020's call for abstracts has now been extended.
The new deadline for extended abstracts is the 30th of September 2019.
Please check PLEA2020 website at www.plea2020.org for further submission details.
Post date: 5 Sep 2019