Sweden

The Swedish national government translated into English, for information purposes only, the Planning and Building Act (2010:900) including amendments up to SFS 2016:537, and the Planning and Building Ordinance (2011:338) including amendments up to SFS 2016:773.   The links also provide a useful glossary including the translation (from Swedish to English) of some expressions from the legislation.  
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Type: Link

Ni får härmed tillfälle att yttra er över föreslagna ändringar i Boverkets byggregler m.m. med tillhörande konsekvensutredningar. Boverket önskar synpunkter på förslagen med tillhörande konsekvensutredningar senast fredagen den 24 februari 2017.   Regeringen beslutade den 8 december om en ändring i plan- och byggförordningen, PBF. Ändringen medför att det övergripande ramverket för nära-nollenergibyggnader är definierat.  
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Type: News

The purpose of Buildsmart, a EU FP7 project, is to demonstrate and mainstream cost-effective technologies and methods in the design of buildings with very low energy consumption in different European climates. The project also has a strong focus on energy-related behavioural issues, recognising the role end-users play on energy use in buildings. A large scale deployment of the used methods should be possible to practice 2020 in order to facilitate the implementation of the recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: Link

38,5% of energy savings in CUBE 2020? It's possible.   The building Quai Vendeuvre won the grand prize of the energy savings contest CUBE 2020 in 2016. While the 3rd edition of the contest just started, let’s ask the IFPEB’s director Cedric Borel about the score of the second edition’s winner, who made 38,5% of energy savings within a year!  You said 38,5%, really? How is that possible?   Marguerite Dornier: You said 38,5%, right? It’s huge, isn’t it?  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: News

Welcome to Cold Climate HVAC Conference 2018, 12-15 March, in Kiruna, Sweden, the most northern Cold Climate Conference ever. This is an international scientific conference on key technologies and processes to achieve sustainable and optimal buildings and districts with a good indoor environmental quality and a minimum use of resources and energy!   The conference covers technical, economic and social aspects of buildings and HVAC systems in new and renovated buildings.   The conference program will include:
Post date: 2 Feb 2017
Type: Event

BUILD UPON is the world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation, bringing together over 1,000 organisations across 13 countries, at over 80 events in 2016-17.    
Post date: 21 Dec 2016
Type: Link

This benchmarking tool developed in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe – IEE STEP2SPORT project, allows sport owners and sport facility managers to assess the energy performance and determine the energy improvement potential of their sport buildings.   The tool:  
Post date: 14 Dec 2016
Type: Tool

In the beginning of September 2016, the STORM consortium was present at the 15th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling (DHC2016) in Seoul, South Korea. Dirk Vanhoudt (VITO) gave a general presentation of the STORM project and the latest status.
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
Type: News

The STORM project tackles energy efficiency at district level by developing an innovative district heating & cooling (DHC) network controller. The project partners have developed a controller based on self-learning algorithms, which is currently experimented in the two STORM demo sites.   The developed controller will enable to maximise the use of waste heat and renewable energy sources in DHC networks.   The STORM project is funded by the European Union’s H2020 Programme.   
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
Type: Link

Some examples in Europe show that cities running their own energy company can lower the energy bill for citizens   Across Europe, town and city councils are becoming increasingly interested in energy decentralisation, i.e. in producing power closer to where it is consumed.   Those municipalities that have already experienced this say the model is one of the best ways of fighting pollution and reducing energy costs for citizens. Heidelberg is one such city in Germany, with its long-running energy company.  
Post date: 28 Nov 2016
Type: News