Practices

Fall

Passivhaus Retrofit Admiral's Hard in Plymouth, Devon, UK

Situated on the Stonehouse peninsula, by the banks of the River Tamar, Number 3 Admirals Hard was built in the 1960s and comprises a shop on the ground floor and WARM's office, originally a flat, on the first floor. The extensive retrofit...
Conversion of a first floor flat into an EnerPHit office, and extensive retrofit of the whole building, which includes  a ground floor shop. 
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UK Green Building Council presents industry framework for net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has unveiled a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to become net zero carbon by 2050, in line with the ambitions of the Paris Climate...
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New USGBC research explores green building industry’s role in highlighting the importance of buildings as a global solution

As part of its Living Standard initiative, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released a new U.S. public research report titled Standard Issue that sets out to better gauge how the public feels about issues at the core of the...
Fall

Case study with integration of BIPV: Akademie Mont-Cenis (Herne, Germany)

A more than 12,000 m² glass envelope covers all of the buildings in this further training academy. PV systems were integrated into the roof surfaces and the south-west surfaces of the glass envelope on the sides. The almost 3200 PV modules...
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Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) in Trentino Alto Adige - book

The book present exemplary selected projects carried out in the Trentino-Alto Adige region (Italy) exploring building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) systems (i.e. modules, construction system, energy systems). 18 case studies are...
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OVERVIEW | Building operation: the elusive alignment of research, design and occupants

From January 2021 all new construction in the EU must achieve the nearly-zero energy buildings standard, and existing buildings will have to be renovated at a faster rate. While the carbon emissions from buildings in operation should be...
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Linking indoor environmental quality and energy performance in building regulation

People spending 60-90% of their life in indoor environments (homes, offices, schools, etc.), indoor air quality is essential in ensuring health, quality of life and performance of buildings’ occupants.   Building policies are increasingly...
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Indoor air quality, thermal comfort and daylight

This report about indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements in selected Member States addresses a range of topics of increasing importance for European buildings and their inhabitants. The aim of the report is to...
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Energy Flexibility as a key asset in a smart building future - Position paper Annex 67

Position paper Annex 67 Annex 67 “Energy Flexible Buildings”, is a collaborative project supported by the Energy in Buildings and Communities program of the International Energy Agency. It aims to find a common definition, assessment...
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Quantifying the benefits of energy renovation in non-residential –infographic

In a recent study, the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has sought to answer the following question:   What are the quantified benefits of people-centric renovation of offices, schools and hospitals?   The research, which...
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Mapping the benefits of energy renovation in non-residential

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has undertaken a piece of research that can be considered a first step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor air quality, thermal comfort, acoustics,...
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Benefits of energy renovation in non-residential – focusing on the market

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has developed a set of publications based on more than 400 academic articles, dozens of case studies and expert interviews focusing on health, wellbeing and productivity in buildings.  ...
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Policy review of energy renovation in non-residential

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has developed a set of publications based on more than 400 academic articles, dozens of case studies and expert interviews focusing on health, wellbeing and productivity in buildings.  ...
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Methodology to quantify the benefits of energy renovation in non-residential

A set of publications, developed by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) and commissioned by Buildings 2030, takes an important step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor environmental...
Fall

Energy Efficient Retrofitting - Technology and Maritime Museum in Malmo, Sweden (Continental Climatic Area)

The A2PBEER research project focused on “energy efficient retrofitting” methodology for public buildings. Within the context of this project it has been developed an initial systemic energy efficient buildings’ retrofitting methodology for...
Fall

Energy Efficient Retrofitting - University Campus in Bilbao-Spain (Oceanic Climatic Area)

The A2PBEER research project focused on “energy efficient retrofitting” methodology for public buildings. Within the context of this project it has been developed an initial systemic energy efficient buildings’ retrofitting methodology for...
Fall

Energy Efficient Retrofitting - Aflivadem Vocational School at Ankara, Turkey (Mediterranean Climatic Area)

The A2PBEER research project focused on “energy efficient retrofitting” methodology for public buildings. Within the context of this project it has been developed an initial systemic energy efficient buildings’ retrofitting methodology for...
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When Smart Means Dim

An urban district in western Turkey is trialling a smart lighting system in a bid to cut energy bills and be more ecological.   The Yaşamköyü District in Tepebaşı, north-west Turkey has deployed a new intelligent lighting system along four...
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Comparative analysis of standardized indicators for smart sustainable cities: what indicators and standards to use and when?

The choice of the most suitable indicator framework is crucial, but difficult, as it requires expert knowledge. To help cities in their choice, this paper compares seven recently published indicator standards for Smart sustainable cities...
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New guidance for public officers on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: Navigating new requirements for renovation strategies

The Clean Energy for all Europeans policy package led to the revision of several key pieces of legislation related to the renovation of buildings. Most notable was the revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)...