July and August 2020 will be remembered as one of the hottest months ever recorded, bringing heat waves, droughts, wildfires and floods across the globe.
While European cities have been sweltering in the heat, we all have been looking for cooling: in the countryside or at the coast, or inside our buildings.
Post date: 7 Oct 2020
Lakes and rivers offer an interesing potential for providing heating and cooling energy to buildings, in particular also in combination with energy efficiency measures on the building envelopes. In this webinar, related strategies and experiences are presented and discussed.
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
The new Central Building of Leuphana University represents an exemplary sustainable campus. It is part of the "Climate-neutral campus" project, which was nominated for the German sustainability award. The building concept and design started from an idea elaborated from a group of students within a university seminar with the architect Daniel Libeskind.
Post date: 30 Jul 2020
As facility managers consider their reopening strategies, of course cleaning, PPE, and social distancing policies must be top of mind. But the role of the HVAC system cannot be ignored either. Can improved air filtration and better ventilation actually help reduce the spread of coronavirus? Or does recirculated air — as from air conditioning systems — help spread the virus? Those have been the million dollar questions really since the start of pandemic.
Post date: 29 Jul 2020
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.
Post date: 21 Jul 2020
Main goal, scope and ambition
The overall goal of the platform is to increase communication, networking and awareness raising to mobilize the untapped energy savings potential.
The scope of venticool covers as well natural, mechanical and mixed-mode ventilation.
Its ambition is to be THE international meeting point for ventilative cooling related activities.
Post date: 2 Jul 2020
Decarb City Pipes 2050 - Transition roadmaps to energy efficient, zero-carbon urban heating and cooling
Climate urgency calls on all political levels to act more stringent and faster. This proposal is the first to unite cities across Europe to work out actionable, spatially differentiated transition roadmaps to decarbonise heating and cooling for buildings in 2050, taking up the challenge to phase out natural gas in heating.
Post date: 29 Jun 2020
REHVA is The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations founded in 1963. We are an umbrella organization that represent over 120,000 HVAC designers, building services engineers, technicians and experts across 27 European Countries.
Post date: 29 Apr 2020
Cooling accounts for 10% of global electricity consumption and demand is expected to triple by 2050. Given this context, innovative technical and financial solutions are required to ensure that cleaner and more efficient cooling solutions are adopted. Cooling as a Service (CaaS) is an innovative financial instrument to overcome key market barriers to clean and efficient cooling, without upfront investment, with integrated financial tools to recapitalise technology providers.
Post date: 7 Apr 2020
This extension to a School of Design & Environment building at the National University of Singapore is an outstanding example of a net zero-energy building (NZEB) in the tropics. The five-storey building is home to labs, design studios and workshops used by the departments of architecture and design. Construction of the building was optimised to facilitate lateral ventilation and comfortable natural light. An integral aspect of net zero-energy consumption is that conventional approaches to air conditioning have to be challenged.
Post date: 19 Mar 2020