Controls, energy management systems

Energy use in European buildings is still around 40 % of the total final energy use. Decarbonisation of power and heat are high on the agenda of EU Member States. Present initiatives by governments for a proper energy transition are based on reducing energy use, increased use of renewable energy resources and making the energy infrastructure more intelligent (SRI as mentioned in the EPBD).  
Post date: 6 Mar 2019
Type: Event

Are IoT, BIM, robotics and smart buildings a foreign language for your building professionals? Join us at one of Europe’s biggest building industry events to discover and share how the buildings sector could become fluent in digital technologies for smart, energy-efficient buildings.  
Post date: 6 Mar 2019
Type: News

The consumer’s behaviour regarding their own energy needs will change in the future. Energy users won’t just be simple electricity, gas or heat consumers anymore but prosumers who produce energy through, for example, photovoltaic panels (a.k.a: solar panels) installed on or around their houses and using innovative equipment such as heat pumps, energy storage devices (i.e: batteries) and electric vehicles that will interact with the energy market through different pricing mechanisms such as time variable tariffs.
Post date: 5 Mar 2019
Type: News

The Oxygen Office Building project, ideally located in the city of Brussels between the Royal Park and the Squares District, and between the Arts-Loi and Maelbeek metro stations, aimed the construction of a new low footprint office building replacing one that had become obsolete.   Thanks to a staggering of the roofs, the new building joins the different reference heights of neighboring buildings. The roof also serves of support for a green roof as well as for a high yield photovoltaic production (112m² - 22.5 kWp).
Post date: 5 Mar 2019
Type: Case

Bolzano Training School is oriented to European professionals, researchers, PhD and master students from the construction and Facilities Management sector with the goal of providing them with the tools to include restorative concepts in their daily work. The aim is to bridge the gap between current common construction practice and the new sustainable construction process.  
Post date: 5 Mar 2019
Type: Event

 
Post date: 26 Feb 2019
Type: Link

Energy consumption in new buildings can be reduced at the design stage.  
Post date: 26 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

Smarter grids are enabling electricity producers and consumers to effectively change their electricity generation and usage in ways that can contribute to the system optimisation while also benefiting themselves and helping to reduce carbon emissions.
Post date: 26 Feb 2019
Type: Link

Key topics examined include: edge computing, IoT connectivity solutions, industry 4.0 & 5.0, facilities management and buildings automation, smart meter & smart grids, building the connected supply chain, process automation, connected fleet, smart city infrastructure, asset monitoring and management, cloud, IoT data management and more.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2019
Type: Event

Renewable Energy forms one of the pillars for delivering global sustainable environment and the commitment to climate change targets. The renewable energy industry has matured, with huge investments being ploughed into it globally. Global new investment in renewable energy (excluding large hydro-electric projects) was around US$241.6 billion in 2016, with over 138.5GW of added renewable power capacity worldwide. This capacity is equivalent to 55% of all the generating capacity and was approximately double that in fossil fuel generation in 2016.
Post date: 22 Feb 2019
Type: Event