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
Within the framework of the achievement of both 2030 energy efficiency targets and the 2050 EU building stock decarbonisation goal, the pressure put on the shoulders of the actors involved in the energy renovation value chain is undeniably high.
And while many EU funded projects aim at the same goal, namely bridging the gap between the supply and demand in the energy retrofit market, how market-responsive are they?
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
As examples of this month's BUILD UP topic "New skills for energy efficiency in buildings" you can view the presentations and key findings from a C4EForum 2018 panel session Training of skills for 21st century.
C4E Forums are biannual events on energy efficiency with focus on Central and Eastern Europe context.
Post date: 10 Jun 2019
This session will bring together experiences from four Horizon 2020 projects ( BIMplement , BIMCert , BIMeet , NetUBIEP ) working with BIM as a training tool and developing qualification frameworks in order to deliver a high quality performing built result.
Post date: 5 Jun 2019
The EC3 Industry Day will kick off the 2019 European Conference on Computing in Construction, taking place from 10 to 12 July in Crete, Greece.
Post date: 21 May 2019
This yearly publication presents the progress of a portfolio of 174 European research projects aiming at developing new technologies for energy efficient buildings. 110 projects have been co-funded within the EeB PPP under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) from 2010 to 2013 and 64 projects under the Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020) between 2014 and 2018.
Post date: 20 May 2019
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 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 2019