The A2PBEER research project focused on “energy efficient retrofitting” methodology for public buildings. Within the context of this project it has been developed an initial systemic energy efficient buildings’ retrofitting methodology for the three demonstration sites with the intention to provide a retrofitting methodology to be replicated into Public Buildings in Europe. This will take advantage of synergies derived from interventions at the district levels.
Post date: 11 Apr 2019
An urban district in western Turkey is trialling a smart lighting system in a bid to cut energy bills and be more ecological.
Post date: 11 Apr 2019
What do we want our cities to be? What does Smart mean? Which services and innovations do citizens and stakeholders really need?
Key questions for the MAtchUP project that aims at transforming cities through innovative solutions and technologies at the service of local communities.
Post date: 4 Apr 2019
Join us on Thursday, 28th March 2019, 16.00h (UTC+3) / 14.00h (UTC+1) to find out how high-performance district goal can be achieved in Turkey. The webinar will be held in Turkish.
Post date: 14 Mar 2019
In the EU, the main use of energy by households is for heating their homes, and is therefore highly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. District heating has proven to be a convenient and sustainable way to recover energy
Post date: 9 Mar 2019
The energy balance and planning tool for efficient buildings and refurbishments
The PHPP is an easy to use planning tool for energy efficiency for the use of architects and planning experts. The reliability of the calculation results and ease of use of this planning tool has already been experienced by several thousand users.
Post date: 27 Feb 2019
Smart city expert Ali Vasallo Belver shares the lesson learnt from an innovative integrated retrofitting strategy across Europe
Post date: 12 Feb 2019
Bringing nature back into cities can help fight global warming.
Fighting climate change is the challenge of the century. The last UN Environment Emissions Gap Report warned that, in order to ensure global warming stays below 2°C, efforts should be tripled, and if we want to stay below 1.5°C, they should be increased around five times.
Post date: 1 Feb 2019
Energy-saving devices and ‘smart speakers’ are selling in record-breaking numbers, and driving hi-tech market development. However, obstacles remain due to a lack of digital skills among consumers and inconsistent service levels
Door locks that open with fingerprints, networked security cameras, smart light bulbs, smart washing machines: technology is transforming our homes, turning the tech dreams of yesterday into the reality of today.
Post date: 30 Jan 2019
District heating systems that use industrial waste are increasingly common, which helps the transition to a circular economy.
There is no such thing as a perfect energy efficient process. The second law of thermodynamics states that all energy generating processes produce heat as a by-product. This so-called waste heat is often released into the atmosphere as hot air or water.
Post date: 18 Jan 2019