On 15 July 2020, the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) will co-host the online event “Building the future 2020 – boosting innovation in the construction industry”. Projects developing new construction materials to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings and fostering a circular economy will show how this industry can become more sustainable. The event also concludes the EU project INNOVIP.
Post date: 10 Jul 2020
[Report] International experiences with Efficiency First
Post date: 1 Jul 2020
Alnatura Working Environment is in the city of Darmstadt in Germany, and has been designed by Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050. This building is an example of new construction realized with a people-centric and sustainable design approach.
The building is the working place of 500 employees on three floors with a floor area of approximately 10,000 m2.
Post date: 26 Jun 2020
The H2020 Penny Project - Psychological social & financial barriers to energy efficiency - applies a behavioural science approach to better understand individual behaviour in the domain of energy efficiency. In particular, the project seeks to advance the understanding of consumer decisions in relation to both the use of energy and the adoption of energy-efficient technologies.
Post date: 23 Jun 2020
Energy-efficient buildings have the potential to play a key role in EU energy transition. In the United States, several energy utilities have recently piloted and launched buildings Pay-for-Performance (P4P) programmes making use of possibilities offered by energy metering technologies that provide greater certainty over energy savings and drive improved performance.
Post date: 16 Jun 2020
iBRoad is among the year’s 3 most innovative European energy projects recognized at the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2020!
The H2020 funded project iBRoad stands out as an award finalist in the Innovation category introducing a new era in home renovation and #energyefficiency across Europe.
Post date: 10 Jun 2020
Linked Data technologies have been developed in order to connect concepts in a structured way, enhancing machine readability and enabling many features like semantic queries. The potential of such technologies is wide in many fields, in particular in the construction sector, which could benefit in many ways by their application.
Post date: 3 Jun 2020
The renovation sector is crucial for a sustainable development of the construction market. Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumed today in EU, but annual renovation rates are limited to 0.4/1.2% in Europe. Also, a large share of buildings has more than 40 years and it is not adequately heated, bringing to a low efficiency of the building stock in terms of energy and comfort1.
Post date: 26 May 2020
Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.
IEA EBC 6th Annex Meeting
October 5-6, 2020
The EBC Research Programme
Post date: 25 May 2020
The newly published RenOnBill report provides a detailed analysis of the main data, drivers and challenges involved in the energy renovation of residential buildings in four focus countries: Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Spain.
Post date: 21 May 2020