building energy performance

CLIMA 2019 deadline is approaching: one more week to go! The deadline to submit you abstract  for CLIMA 2019 Congress is 1 September 2018. Check out for more information on abstract and paper submissions and deadlines: http://www.clima2019.org/paper-submission/.
Post date: 24 Aug 2018
Type: News

The seismic and energy retrofitting of existing European buildings with innovative materials is addressed in this report. The need for retrofitting of old buildings emanates from their substandard design in terms of both earthquake resistance and thermal insulation. This is revealed during strong earthquakes that result in collapses and damages of old buildings and consequently in economic losses, severe injuries and loss of human lives.
Post date: 21 Aug 2018
Type: Publication

ENEA, jointly with the Construction Technologies Institute of the CNR, has made available the new version of DOCET, a simplified software tool for the certification of existing residential buildings, targeted at technicians and operators of the building sector. The software, to be used for buildings up to 200 m2 without major renovations, can draft the energy performance certificate (APE), which assesses the energy efficiency and energy class of a building and includes recommendations on how to best improve the energy efficiency of the property.  
Post date: 8 Aug 2018
Type: Tool

The connection of a solar thermal (ST) façade system to a district heating system allows for the direct use of ST heat in the building while taking profit from the network for delivery/selling of excess heat and purchase of heat during periods of underproduction. The use of unglazed collectors for low-intrusive architectural interaction in façades is discussed.
Post date: 1 Aug 2018
Type: Publication

On the one hand, historic buildings stand for a considerable part of societal energy use and the pressure to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions is increasing. On the other hand, the historic building stock is an important cultural and material resource that we need to manage carefully for the benefit of present and future generations. Thus, we must find ways to balance the needs of building conservation and energy conservation.
Post date: 31 Jul 2018
Type: Ereignis

To keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, accelerating a radical shift to smarter energy use is crucial. Within the private sector the transition has already begun, yet it is not happening fast enough – and millions of dollars in energy savings remain untapped. Buildings are crucial targets for lowering emissions. They are what make up our rapidly expanding urban landscapes, their construction and architectural shape in turn shaping everyday human lives. Yet they also represent 32% of global energy consumption and a quarter of global human induced CO2 emissions.
Post date: 10 Jul 2018
Type: Link

The United Nations Global Compact, DNV GL and Sustainia have released the Global Opportunity Report, which turns some of the world’s biggest challenges into sustainable business opportunities.
Post date: 29 Jun 2018
Type: Publication

The 13th REHVA World Congress, CLIMA 2019, will be held from 26th till 29th of May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania.  The congress theme is "Built environment facing climate change" featuring discussions about the capacity of new and refurbished buildings, and technical building systems to mitigate climate change in an energy efficient manner while respecting comfort and security requirements.  The conference covers 4 main topics : •    Modern HVAC&R&S Technology and Indoor Environment Quality •    High Energy Performance and Sustainable Buildings
Post date: 22 Jun 2018
Type: Ereignis

ENERHAT (Energy Housing Assessment Tool) is an application that enables tenants, owners and real estate agents to obtain information on energy labels and the state of conservation of residential buildings, to compare the energy efficiency of the dwellings with similar buildings, to assess the investment needed to carry out improvements and finally to apply for subsidies to undertake the reform.
Post date: 22 Jun 2018
Type: Tool

ENERPAT (Energy Planning Assessment Tool), is an application that enables professionals in the building sector (architects, urban planners, builders, technicians and municipal managers) to assess the state of the residential building stock and define rehabilitation strategies to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings.
Post date: 22 Jun 2018
Type: Tool