Thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics

A large part of the stock of Italian educational buildings have undertaken energy retrofit interventions, thanks to European funds allocated by complex technical-administrative calls. In these projects, the suggested retrofit strategies are often selected based on the common best practices (considering average energy savings) but are not supported by proper energy investigations.  
Post date: 14 Mar 2019
Type: Publication

The conference is meant as an ideal platform to discuss the recent advances and research results in the fields of Sustainable Architecture, Planning and Urban Design and all related areas such as engineering, education, interior architecture, social sciences so forth.   https://www.icconline.co.uk/events-1/sustainable-architecture-planning-and-urban-design  
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
Type: Event

Tracking progress in the delivery on the right to energy services for all is crucial for making Europe’s energy transition a just transition. The European Energy Poverty Index (EEPI) allows, for the first time, assessing progress made by Member States in alleviating both transport energy poverty, domestic energy poverty and their nexus.
Post date: 8 Mar 2019
Type: Publication

The European Commission has launched a feasibility study to clarify the need, possibilities and timeline for the potential introduction of EU provisions in relation to:   a) the inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems b) an optional building renovation passport  
Post date: 6 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

Of the current EU building stock, 80% was built before the 90's, while 40% are pre-60's and a considerable amount being even older and classified as cultural patrimony, thus requiring preservation techniques if we want to maintain this cultural heritage for our future generations. Upgrading the existing EU buildings and the cultural heritage ones is becoming increasingly important due to:  
Post date: 4 Mar 2019
Type: Publication

The EU-funded project ExcEED, standing for European Energy Efficient building district Database, collects data from new and energy efficient buildings (such as energy performance, CO2 emissions, etc.), gathered into a database. Through the data collected, the buildings´ performance will be evaluated.  
Post date: 1 Mar 2019
Type: News

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

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