The digitisation of the EU’s construction industry is an oft-overlooked area of technological development, both politically and socially. EURACTIV.com has interviewed Milena Feustel to shine a light on the sector and explore the direction the digital construction is going in across Europe.
As co-chair of the EU BIM Task Group, Milena Feustel gave her views, among other issues, on:
Post date: 15 Μάιος 2019
The 4th call for proposals of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE is devoted to the exploitation of outputs and results being delivered by projects funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme within the first two calls.
Post date: 15 Μάιος 2019
The European Commission has launched the first Horizon Impact Award. This prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful projects under Horizon 2020 or FP7. Can you demonstrate that you have valorized your results and created a societal impact?
Post date: 7 Μάιος 2019
This database tool aims to boost the BIPV penetration in the building sector, overcoming existing barriers as well as encouraging designers with inspiring examples of BIPV buildings and a quick glance at the current BIPV market.
As part of this initiative, a database collecting products is worked in parallel. These products are categorised in (a) modules, (b) mounting systems and (c) energy systems and can then be filtered by colour, size, transparency, technology type, storage, power conversion, etc.
Post date: 6 Μάιος 2019
This atlas is part of the ESPON project Alps 2050 that develops spatial visions and perspectives for the Alpine region towards the year 2050. The spatial perimeter goes beyond the Alps in the morphological sense (which is mostly congruent with the Alpine Convention perimeter) but also considers the Territorial Cooperation Programme Alpine Space and the Macro-regional strategy EUSALP.
Post date: 12 Μαρ 2019
It is assumed that 330 households will take part in the program annually. The state will approve financing to these households to replace old refrigerators, built in 1989-2000, with fridges with an energy efficiency standard of A+, as well as to replace old washers, manufactured in 1970-1975, with new washing machines meeting the A+++ standard, Novi list wrote, adding that the measures will be in effect until the end of 2026.
Post date: 28 Φεβ 2019
The energy balance and planning tool for efficient buildings and refurbishments
The PHPP is an easy to use planning tool for energy efficiency for the use of architects and planning experts. The reliability of the calculation results and ease of use of this planning tool has already been experienced by several thousand users.
Post date: 27 Φεβ 2019
Within the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum, the Berliner Energieagentur together with the European Commission award the prizes, in three different categories, to outstanding European projects and institutions in the field of energy services. Winners were municipalities, institutions and companies from Croatia, Germany, Italy, Romania and Slovenia.
Post date: 21 Φεβ 2019
The Municipality of Preko is a small island community situated on Preko Island. In 2015, the municipality adopted Strategies of Sustainable Development where it is stated that one of the goals is long-term energy efficiency and promotion of renewable energy. The Preko pilot consists of microgrid using PV as RES, installed on an olive oil mill building acting as RES (Prosumer) and a „Pučko otvoreno učilište“ building that is acting as Consumer.
The Preko pilot project has 3 major goals:
Post date: 19 Φεβ 2019
The project is part of the 2014-2015 Programme of Energy Renovation of Public Sector Buildings, adopted by the Croatian Government in 2013. This Programme has generated 57 public procurement procedures for the provision of EPC, 21 signed contracts for 68 buildings (total floor area: 225.000 m2 ), and € 125 million of total investment, for 70 million kWh of expected energy savings.
Post date: 11 Φεβ 2019