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Europe’s buildings have the potential to play a key role in our future energy systems. Making them more efficient reduces the need for expensive power plant capacity, defers the costly upgrading of network infrastructure, and enables this infrastructure to be used with more flexibility. The fact that energy efficiency is not adequately compensated for these benefits (SENSEI, 2020) acts as a barrier to its deployment. It deprives it of valuable funding and means that we all pay more to ensure the adequacy, reliability and security of our energy systems.
Post date: 17 Lug 2020
Type: Publication

HybridGEOTABS project has developed an innovative and clean technology for energy efficient and healthy buildings which combines thermally activated building system (TABS), a ground heat exchanger and heat pump in between both systems (GEOTABS).  
Post date: 17 Lug 2020
Type: News

What is Facility Management?   Who manages one of your organization’s largest assets with one of the largest operating budgets? Your facility manager.   Facility management (FM) is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology.
Post date: 17 Lug 2020
Type: Link

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced reoccupancy assessment and risk management planning tools as well as strategies and 3D models for specific types of buildings to guide building owners, facilities managers (FMs), design professionals, and public officials as buildings reopen from the COVID-19 lockdowns. The practical strategies for specific types of buildings cover offices and retail, senior living communities, and schools.
Post date: 16 Lug 2020
Type: News

Global sustainable building technology society ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force released guidance in recent weeks on mitigating potential health risks during reopening of buildings closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.   ASHRAE’s recommendations for building readiness and reopening include the following:  
Post date: 16 Lug 2020
Type: News

Through energy-efficient urban planning, especially in PEB residential construction, unnecessary structural constructions can be avoided in advance. It forms the basis for sustainable, energy-optimised building planning, which is characterized by regenerative energy generation and an efficient energy supply.  
Post date: 16 Lug 2020
Type: News

Statistically, 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of emissions come from buildings. For that reason energy efficiency has become one of the EU’s top priorities and led it to acknowledge that buildings are key to achieving its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95 percent by 2050.   What is a positive energy building?  
Post date: 16 Lug 2020
Type: News

The declaration of a climate emergency means we must all look at how we can make big changes within our own communities. The current COP25 meeting in Madrid will highlight the society wide approaches which must be taken across the industrialised countries.  
Post date: 16 Lug 2020
Type: News

Following the tradition of IEA Annex 79, we organize the 6th International Symposium on Occupant Behaviour Research with Digital Technologies. Presentations include invited speeches and proposed speeches.   Submission page   Topics (not limited to):  
Post date: 15 Lug 2020
Type: News

Online breakfast debate "Green Deal: Towards a carbon-neutral economy for Europe” - held in Spanish   Clara de la Torre, Deputy Director General of DG CLIMA and Nicolás González Casares, MEP from the ITRE committee will participate in the event organised by the Spanish Official Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg in collaboration with ZABALA  
Post date: 13 Lug 2020
Type: Evento