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This spring, a global community of changemakers will convene in Seattle to turn ideas into action at the 2019 Living Future unConference. This event brings together a diverse group of leaders – from the AEC Community, Manufacturers, Government + Non-profit, and Owners + Developers – collaborating in pursuit of transformative action. Featuring 50+ sessions and keynotes from Bill McKibben and other climate leaders, the unConference is a chance to come together and continue the momentum that we have built toward creating regenerative and healthy communities.
Post date: 11 Mar 2019
Type: Event

https://passivehouseplus.ie/magazine/insight/phpp-9-designph   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
Type: Tool

The Modelica Buildings library is a free open-source library with dynamic simulation models for building and district energy and control systems. The library contains models for:
Post date: 11 Feb 2019
Type: Tool

eQuest is a freeware, easy to use building energy use analysis tool which provides professional-level results with an affordable level of effort. It allows users to perform detailed analysis of today's state-of-the-art building design technologies using today's most sophisticated building energy use simulation techniques but without requiring extensive experience in the "art" of building performance modeling.  
Post date: 24 Jan 2019
Type: Tool

By providing citizens with a bigger power and control over their personal information, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents a challenge to smart cities, which use also personal data to offer intelligent services.  
Post date: 14 Nov 2018
Type: News

TripleA-reno project in a nutshell
Post date: 13 Nov 2018
Type: Link

Simply walking into other people's homes? That is exactly what everyone can do during the International Passive House Open Days. Residents of Passive House buildings will open their doors to visitors during this annual open days event. They invite them to experience the high levels of comfort and energy efficiency for themselves.   Feel the Passive House! This year the International Passive House Open Days will take place from 9th to 11th November.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2018
Type: Event

A new suite of free and publicly available online resources have been launched to facilitate academic and professional studies of thermal comfort in buildings, the result of a four-year effort led by the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley and the University of Sydney’s Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory. These tools can be used to inform questions about thermal comfort, and to encourage the design of climate-responsive and comfortable low energy (and ZNE) buildings.
Post date: 23 Aug 2018
Type: Tool

2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild – Co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA Chicago, IL | September 26–28, 2018 REGISTER NOW
Post date: 28 Jun 2018
Type: Event

Mission Innovation has launched a new recognition programme Mission Innovation Champions to celebrate and support innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution. The programme was launched at the occasion of the Third Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-3) on 22-23 May 2018 at Malmö, Sweden, and is currently accepting registrations.  
Post date: 26 Jun 2018
Type: News