Energy efficiency technologies and materials

Since these last years, the application of the European Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD) has led to a higher interest in summer comfort issue. In this context, the design of glazing complexes (glazing and solar shading) is a key issue since it directly influences the thermal and visual perception of interior spaces.  
Post date: 14 Dec 2018
Type: Tool

Sulgrave Gardens comprises 30 family homes in four blocks with a mix of typologies (houses, apartments and maisonettes) and tenures (9 homes for affordable rent, 13 for shared ownership and 8 private houses) in a conservation area in West London. At the time of certification, Sulgrave Gardens was the largest Passivhaus development in London. The scheme is arranged in four blocks. Two are Passivhaus certified and two designed to Passivhaus principles.  
Post date: 14 Dec 2018
Type: Case

PROMOTING ENERGY EFFICIENT PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN CENTRAL EU
Post date: 13 Dec 2018
Type: Link

With 80% of European citizens living in urban areas, cities have a crucial role to play in the transition towards a low-carbon economy. Faced with the challenge of ensuring the quality of life of their citizens while becoming more energy efficient, cities must look at the system level and develop integrated urban development strategies that will make them both sustainable and better places to live.    
Post date: 13 Dec 2018
Type: Link

CommONEnergy focuses on existing shopping malls to be refurbished and buildings with a different original function, redesigned to become shopping malls. Wholesales and Retail buildings represent 28% of the total non-residential ones (BPIE, 2010). Considering typical shopping malls high impact on modern society (ICSC, 2008), the project addresses their transformation as lighthouses of energy efficient architectures and systems as well as assessment transparency.    OBJECTIVES
Post date: 13 Dec 2018
Type: Link

Aeropolis is an urban UFO. Its compact form sits square on street alignment south just to show it does belong there, discretely steps back west liberating a sunny plaza like a breather off the busy boulevard, and humbly aligns its cornice levels with the massive KINETIX next door. The resulting built form wraps itself around a federating patio ensuring optimal daylight entry for all occupants. So it is a respectful UFO.  
Post date: 13 Dec 2018
Type: Case

The growth of global urban population drives unprecedented construction, resulting in embodied carbon emissions from new buildings alone to excess of 100 gigatons by 2060. If all construction activity, including infrastructure and renovations, are included, the global construction activity carbon until 2060 is set to exceed 230 gigatons, unless carbon intensity is drastically cut.  
Post date: 12 Dec 2018
Type: Publication

This prestigious Summit will showcase the latest trends, researches, innovations, developments in the various fields of Power and Energy Engineering. The three-day gathering will explore the disruptions and innovations that are likely to occur in the industries and business processes through keynotes, interactive panel discussions, poster presentations, highly enriched workshops, B2B meetings, world-class exhibitions and solution-based presentations with an aim of equipping the guests to embrace the revolution in all the areas of Power and Energy Engineering.
Post date: 12 Dec 2018
Type: Event

The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started!  
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
Type: News

The concept of EuroPACE is inspired by the success of an on-tax financing model called PACE, launched in California in 2008. In the US, in the past four years, the PACE market reached over $4.7 billion in funded projects, including the retrofit of over 200,000 homes, which resulted in more than 42,000 new local jobs and the creation of hundreds new companies.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
Type: Link