INSITER is a research project within the EU research programme “Horizon 2020”. The key innovation of INSITER is the intuitive and cost-effective Augmented Reality (AR) for self-inspection. The use of AR –that connects virtual and physical buildings in their environments at real-time– will ensure that the targeted performance in the design model is realised. INSITER will thus eliminate the gaps in quality and energy-performance between design and realisation of energy-efficient buildings made of prefabricated components.
Post date: 1 Sep 2015
The POWER HOUSE Nearly-Zero Energy Challenge is working to gradually link up Europe’s 41,400 local housing providers represented by Housing Europe’s members in order to help them in their path towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings.
This page lists projects related to Information and Communication Technologies for energy performance in a social housing context.
Post date: 17 Aug 2015
BPIE just released a factsheet on article 5, Energy Efficiency Directive.As of January 2014, Member States have to renovate 3% of the total floor area of heated and/or cooled buildings owned and occupied by its central government each year in order to meet the minimum energy performance requirements.BPIE’s latest research gathers both the current status of the implementation of Art 5 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED, 2012/27/EU) as well as summary conclusions together in a factsheet.
Post date: 5 Iul 2014
A Commission review of energy efficiency measures this summer will prioritise heating measures as a way of transforming Europe’s energy performance, according to a top Commission adviser.Heat makes up nearly half of the world’s final energy consumption, but the heat industry says that it is routinely and unfairly overlooked in energy and climate debates.That could be about to change, as the Commission studies its calculators for ways of toting up savings to meet its energy efficiency objectives.
Post date: 29 Apr 2014
OpenStudio is a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) collection of software tools to support whole building energy modeling using EnergyPlus and advanced daylight analysis using Radiance. OpenStudio is an open source project to facilitate community development, extension, and private sector adoption. OpenStudio includes graphical interfaces along with a Software Development Kit (SDK). The new OpenStudio graphical applications include the updated SketchUp Plug-in, the stand alone OpenStudio application, the ParametricAnalysisTool, RunManager, and ResultsViewer.
Post date: 7 Mar 2014
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
Learn about the opportunities for funding energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in buildings under Horizon 2020.
This BUILD UP Web Seminar addressed the following:
Post date: 6 Mar 2014
Looked at as a group, buildings form one of the largest consumers of energy in the world. Environmental concerns indicate that a reduction in the energy consumption of buildings is urgently needed. However, in this push for change the importance of indoor environmental quality, particularly thermal comfort and indoor air quality, must not be forgotten.
In this BUILD UP Web Seminar, you will learn about:
Post date: 23 Dec 2013
The Ordinance establishes special regulations and procedures for the Energy Performance (EP) of buildings and in specific for:the scope, stages and activities of the energy audit;the content of the energy performance certificate;the categories of certification. This Ordinance replaced Ordinance № RD-16-1057 of 10 December 2009 on the terms and procedure for conducting energy efficiency audits and certification of buildings, the EP certifications, and the categories of certification.
Post date: 10 Dec 2013
The Ordinance establishes special regulations for the Energy Performance (EP) of buildings and regulates:
Post date: 10 Dec 2013
The REHVA Journal August issue is available online by clicking here. SPECIAL ISSUE ONThe Results of REHVA Annual Meeting and CLIMA 2013 Conference Featured articles!Effects of indoor environment on performanceExclusive interview with REHVA President and new Board Members
Post date: 21 Noi 2013