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Level(s): towards an holistic approach to sustainable architecture and construction

With resource consumption in the EU reaching ever more unsustainable levels, DG Environment, together with DG Grow and DG Energy, developed a reporting scheme to help the construction sector quantify and mitigate its impact. The resulting...

On 25 June, in collaboration with BUILD UP, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) organised a webinar to invite architects to engage with piloting the Level(s) scheme. The event was moderated by Dr. Judit Kimpian, Chair of the ACE...
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European project leads to new standard for photovoltaic classification

European researchers developed a new classification system for photovoltaic (PV) devices, which can be used to reliably estimate their efficiency under real operating conditions.

The findings of the EURAMET ENG55 PhotoClass Project, which involved a consortium of six European National Metrology Institutes (NMIs), the Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland), TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH...
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The Future of Cooling: Opportunities for energy efficient air conditioning

Cooling down is catching on. As incomes rise and populations grow, especially in the world’s hotter regions, the use of air conditioners is becoming increasingly common. In fact, the use of air conditioners and electric fans already...
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Development of a framework for reliability-centered maintenance of NZE settlements

ZERO-PLUS project - Development of a framework for reliability-centered maintenance of NZE settlements   The monitoring and evaluation of the settlements’ performance is an essential part of the ZERO-PLUS project. The...
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Development of intelligent models for realtime performance assessment of NZE settlements

ZERO-PLUS project - Development of intelligent models for realtime performance assessment of NZE settlements   The monitoring and evaluation of the settlements’ performance is an essential part of the ZERO-PLUS project. ...
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35th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition

The 35th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition will be held in Brussels, Belgium in September 24-28, 2018 in the SQUARE – Brussels Meeting Centre.
The EU PVSEC is the largest international Conference for Photovoltaic research, technologies and applications, and at the same time a top international PV Industry Exhibitions. It gathers the global PV community to conduct business, to...
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PLEA 2018 Conference in Hong Kong

PLEA stands for “Passive and Low Energy Architecture”, a commitment to the development, documentation and diffusion of the principles of bioclimatic design and the application of natural and innovative techniques for sustainable architecture and...

Since 1982, PLEA has organised conferences and events across the globe. The annual conference of PLEA is highly regarded, attracting academics and practicing architects in equal numbers. It is the first time that the PLEA conference comes...
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Smart grid projects outlook 2017

The 2017 Outlook offers a snapshot of the state of play and of the latest developments in the field of smart grids in Europe. The analysis is based on a database of 950 R & D and demonstration projects, totaling around EUR 5 billion of...

The power system and market are at the centre stage of the European Union's energy policies. The recent measures proposed by the European Commission with the ‘Clean energy for all Europeans’ package rely on smart technologies, solutions...