15 December 2017, 10:30-12:00 Brussels time (CET)
We spend 90% of our life indoors in buildings, so the quality of the indoor environment has a major impact on our health, well-being, and productivity. The health, comfort and well-being of building occupants are basic requirements and a human right, therefore both policy makers and the building industry have to take their role in ensuring healthy and comfortable living conditions for people.
Post date: 30 Nov 2017
Heat Pumps in near Zero Emission Buildings (nZEB)
- in the new issue of the HPT Magazine!
Heat pumps is an excellent choice for low energy buildings! This is evidenced by the three projects (so called annexes) - within the Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP) - that have been devoted to them, as well as the number of countries that have been participating in them. In the latest issue of HPT Magazine, we get an overview of the benefits of using heat pumps in low energy buildings.
Post date: 23 Nov 2017
Energy research for the buildings of the future
Post date: 13 Nov 2017
This is the sixth issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.
4th ZERO-PLUS progress meeting
ZERO-PLUS case studies workshop
Release of first annual ZERO-PLUS booklet
Change in the Italian case study location
Presentation on ZERO-PLUS at conferences
Please visit the project’s website to read the full document at the link provided below.
Post date: 30 Oct 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded project ProGETonE (Proactive synergy of inteGrated Efficient Technologies on buildings) develops and proves an integrated approach to tackle two important needs in existing buildings: safety upgrades to face future earthquakes in seismic zones and nearly zero energy consumption to be aligned with EU climate change reduction targets.
Post date: 27 Oct 2017
nZEB training in the Southern EU countries – Maintaining building traditions
Post date: 27 Oct 2017
The Horizon 2020 co-funded project CRAVEzero (Cost Reduction and market Acceleration for Viable nearly zero-Energy buildings) focuses on proven and new approaches to cost reduction of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs) at all stages of the life cycle. The main goal is to identify and eliminate the extra-costs for NZEBs related to processes, technologies, building operation, and to promote innovative business models taking into account the cost-effectiveness for all the stakeholders.
Post date: 24 Oct 2017
European NGOs and efficiency stakeholders applaud the 11 October 2017 vote of the Industry, Transport and Research (ITRE) Committee of the European Parliament in favour of stronger European building regulations. The final report adopted significantly improves the Commission’s proposal and counterbalances the weak General Approach of the Energy Council, according to the NGOs.
Post date: 19 Oct 2017
by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)
Post date: 18 Oct 2017
New measures to ensure that all new buildings in the EU are as energy-efficient as possible by 2050 were agreed by the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament.
Post date: 12 Oct 2017