Smart elements for sustainable building envelopes
SESBE project, funder under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Union (FP7), aimed to provide new solutions for lightweight, energy efficient and safe façade elements.
Post date: 25 Aug 2017
CELSIUS Summit 2017 - The Power of Networks will be held from 27 to 28 of November in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference will showcase the latest research and technological developments in addition to addressing key challenges faced by cities in the planning, development and optimisation of their district energy systems.
Post date: 18 Aug 2017
The project H-House (Healthier Life with Eco-innovative Components for Housing Constructions), funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, aims to develop a number of new building systems suited to a society where environmental awareness and a high degree of living comfort are both required. The concept of the project is to develop new building components for external and internal walls for new buildings and for renovation.
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
The Interreg Europe REBUS project (Renovation for Energy efficient BUildingS) aims to improve the capacity of public authorities in European regions to undertake efficient renovation works of their public building stock, thus saving energy and public resources. The huge potential for energy savings in the public building stock is hampered in each phase of the local authority energy renovation process: planning, implementing and monitoring. These problems all stem from a basic need in public authorities: to raise awareness and build skills on energy related issues among civil servants...
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Growing interest in CITyFiED’s methodology for district-scale energy efficient retrofitting
A more confident approach to mass-market deployment and replicability of district-scale energy efficient retrofitting is gaining traction across Europe.
Post date: 9 Aug 2017
Resource efficient cities implementing advanced smart city solutions
Based on thorough integrated climate planning, READY, a project funded under the FP7 programme of the European Union, will demonstrate a Whole City Approach including:
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Robust Internal Thermal Insulation of Historic Buildings
RIBuild is a Horizon 2020 research project that develops guidelines on how to install internal thermal insulation in historic buildings while maintaining their architectural and cultural heritage.
The project's purpose is to reduce energy consumption in historic buildings in order to meet the EU 2020 climate and energy targets.
Significant potential for energy savings in historic buildings
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Integrative energy planning of urban areas: Collective learning for improved governance
URBAN LEARNING is a Horizon 2020 project that gathers cities to exchange and work on improving governance structures for integrative urban energy planning. The project aims to mainstream and institutionalise integrative urban energy planning within city administrations and is designed as project from cities for cities. The focus is on the governance processes related to the (re-) development of urban sites.
Post date: 25 Jul 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded DREEAM project (Demonstrating an integrated Renovation approach for Energy Efficiency At the Multi-building scale) aims to show that renovating at a larger scale opens the opportunity for a better integration of renewable energy and is generally more cost effective. The project demonstrates a multi-building and single owner renovation approach that can achieve a 75% reduction of total energy demand.
Post date: 14 Jul 2017
iBROAD, the new Horizon 2020 project aiming to explore, design, develop and demonstrate the concept of individual Building Renovation ROADmaps, kicked off on 3-4 July 2017 in Athens, Greece.
These building renovation roadmaps will serve as a tool outlining deep step-by-step renovation plans with customised recommendations for individual buildings (iBROAD-Plan), combined with a repository of building-related information (logbook, iBROAD- Log).
Post date: 4 Jul 2017