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Researchers are developing low-cost technologies to tackle indoor air pollution that is a growing menace. A new generation of electrostatic filters can capture even the smallest particles of household pollutants, using a little amount of energy  
Post date: 10 May 2019
Type: News

Building information modelling (BIM) has disrupted the construction industry. The digital technology represents and processes all the characteristics of a building in its whole life-cycle, allowing architects, engineers and construction professionals to design and manage it in a more efficient way  
Post date: 10 May 2019
Type: News

Green Finance is an important and developing trend that is increasing investments into environmentally and socially responsible projects while reducing financial risk to those lending for those projects. This concept creates a tremendous opportunity to positively transform the health and environmental performance, quality, comfort and financial viability of Europe's new and existing housing stock.  
Post date: 10 May 2019
Type: Event

The H2020 ExcEED project takes the pulse of the actual energy consumed by last generation of buildings.  
Post date: 9 May 2019
Type: News

Building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) technology has the potential to significantly contribute to the achievement of the demanding energy efficiency targets set by the EU, however, its market uptake has been hindered in the past years by the difficulties of the industry in providing holistic solutions complying with key demands from decision makers and end-users.
Post date: 9 May 2019
Type: Link

The INSTITUTE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY conducts applied research on ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS, based on or including SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOURCES.  
Post date: 9 May 2019
Type: Link

The objective of the project is to provide communities with the technology and support to help reduce energy consumption in their homes and to investigate ways in which communities can work towards more sustainable life styles. It is an ongoing three year project with pilot studies in Brussels (Belgium), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Bergen (Norway).   Aim: “Reduce electricity consumption in households through community participation and technological solutions”:
Post date: 9 May 2019
Type: Link

This report analyses the definition of a Zero Carbon building in the UK and compares national Building Regulations in Zero Carbon building with a Passivhaus Classic and renewables. The report highlights problems such as the performance gap, seasonal energy storage, and limits to deploying renewable energy. It sproposes Passivhaus as a feasible way to achieve Zero Carbon without massive renewable energy expansion coupled with a significant investment in grid capacity.   
Post date: 9 May 2019
Type: Publication

OBJECTIVES   Global Boosting energy efficiency at district level through the use of waste heat, renewable energy sources and storage systems.   Research Building on state of the art technical developments and advanced business models: -Starting from control algorithms suited for both existing and new 4th generation DHC networks
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: Link

Situated on the Stonehouse peninsula, by the banks of the River Tamar, Number 3 Admirals Hard was built in the 1960s and comprises a shop on the ground floor and WARM's office, originally a flat, on the first floor. The extensive retrofit works included external wall insulation, cavity wall fill, floor insulation (between the office and the shop), roof insulation at rafter level, high levels of air tightness and high-performance triple-glazed windows, as well as a self-balancing MVHR system.  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: Case