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REEEM aims to gain a clear and comprehensive understanding of the system-wide implications of energy strategies in support of transitions to a competitive low-carbon EU energy society, given the objectives and framework outlined in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan. The provisions of the energy services in this society will be defined by their sustainability, affordability, efficiency, energy security and reliability.  
Post date: 21 Feb 2019
Type: Link

In the case of regenerative processes, design can receive significant benefits from information that can be obtained by applying the life cycle assessment methodology. The LCA (life cycle assessment) approach can be implemented both for a single building material and for the whole building.  
Post date: 21 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

Construction industry stakeholders and policy makers gathered on 29 January in Brussels to discuss the potential of natural bio-based materials to help Europe meet its climate obligations.   The event was organised by the Horizon 2020 project ISOBIO, which hopes its innovations will be a game changer for bio-based construction.  
Post date: 21 Feb 2019
Type: News

Architect’s Council of Europe ACE published the 2018 Sector Study – a biennial survey that collects and analyses statistical, sociological and economic data on the European Architects, the architectural market and the architectural practices.   Responses from 30.000 Architects in 30 European countries give, among others, information on BIM use in practice.   More info on BIMcert website.
Post date: 20 Feb 2019
Type: News

Project name: Rannaliiva Location: Vöru/Estonia, Liiva 26a Owner: Apartment association “Rannaliiva” Built in: late '80s   Construction characteristics: Facade/external wall: Clay brick and light blocks; (U value [W/m2.K]): U=0,8 W/m2.K
Post date: 20 Feb 2019
Type: Case

The workshops aimed to explore the role of the Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) in meeting local or regional energy challenges: how do those working in energy at the local level feel SSH understandings could help them in their work? Workshop organisers were trained beforehand in participatory ‘storytelling’ methods, which were designed into the workshops in order to enable rich and diverse contributions from participants to help understand these challenges and draw out SSH-relevant themes.
Post date: 20 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

The Potenza pilot site is aimed at demonstrating the achievable advantages (primary energy, peak shaving, reduction of energy bills) by the Municipality in two different sites: a swimming pool, where a 165 kW CHP is able to provide about 95 % and 85 % of the required thermal energy and electricity, respectively, and also to feed, through the existing distribution network, about 70 % of the electricity consumed by an electric escalator, having an installed power of 192 kW and being used to transport people from the outskirts to the city centre.  
Post date: 19 Feb 2019
Type: Case

The Municipality of Preko is a small island community situated on Preko Island. In 2015, the municipality adopted Strategies of Sustainable Development where it is stated that one of the goals is long-term energy efficiency and promotion of renewable energy. The Preko pilot consists of microgrid using PV as RES, installed on an olive oil mill building acting as RES (Prosumer) and a „Pučko otvoreno učilište“ building that is acting as Consumer.   The Preko pilot project has 3 major goals:
Post date: 19 Feb 2019
Type: Case

The Greek pilot site is located in the Municipality of Farsala in the area of Mega Evydrio (Thessaly Region), and consists of public, commercial and private buildings and facilities.   The number and type of consumers in the area (community) of Mega Evydrio is: 295 houses, 16 shops, 4 public buildings, 471 public street lights, 2 public pumping stations for potable water circulation and 147 private pumping stations for irrigation.  
Post date: 19 Feb 2019
Type: Case

The project PEGASUS was successfully launched in February 2017 and it will last until the end of July 2019. The project brings together 10 project partners from 9 countries: Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Slovenia, France, Spain, Malta, Croatia and Belgium.  
Post date: 19 Feb 2019
Type: Link