Buildings and settlements are nowadays increasingly expected to meet higher and potentially more complex levels of performance. They should be sustainable, use zero-net energy, be healthy and comfortable, grid-friendly, yet economical to build and maintain. Buildings are central to the EU‘s energy efficiency policy. Improving the energy performance of Europe‘s building stock is crucial, not only to achieve the EU‘s 2020 targets but also to meet the longer term objectives of the climate strategy as laid down in the low carbon economy roadmap 2050.
Post date: 28 Feb 2017
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
This is the fourth issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.
Post date: 31 Jan 2017
New generation of intelligent efficient District Cooling systems
This newsletter gives a brief explanation of the project and the project´s recent activity:
From outcomes to impacts: The INDIGO value chain
Post date: 19 Jan 2017
With the guiding theme "Future Buildings and Districts - Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale", the international scientific conference CISBAT 2017 will take place from 6 to 8 September 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland, offering a platform for dialogue and presentations focused on energy efficient building and urban district design.
Post date: 29 Dec 2016
The aim of the 12th Advanced Building Skins Conference is to contribute to a multidisciplinary integrated planning approach by architects, engineers, scientists and manufacturers to reduce energy consumption of buildings.
Topics covered include:
Policies, Finance, Business Models
Post date: 2 Dec 2016
15 Climate Stars given to cities and regions in 7 countries
On 6 October 2016, in Lower Austria’s Grafenegg Castle, 15 municipalities, regions and associations of local authorities from seven European countries were awarded with a Climate Star for their outstanding climate action initiatives. The local projects cover a wide range of topics, from energy and mobility to food systems and sustainable procurement up to climate justice and climate change adaptation.
Post date: 20 Oct 2016
This is the second issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.
This issue includes information on the first ZERO-PLUS progress meeting that was held in March 2016 in Bergamo, Italy. In addition the newsletter includes information about a number of project research and dissemination activities:
Post date: 17 Oct 2016
This is the first issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.
The newsletter makes an introduction to the project and the four case studies, the innovative technologies considered and the project partners. This issue also includes information about the ZERO-PLUS kick-off meeting that was held in Nicosia, Cyprus on September 2015.
Post date: 17 Oct 2016
This is the third issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.
This issue includes information on the second ZERO-PLUS progress and review panel meetings held in September 2016 in Thessaloniki, Greece as well as an overview of the project outcomes, among others.
More specifically, a number of reports are briefly introduced:
Post date: 10 Oct 2016