Campaigning and awareness raising

What do we want our cities to be? What does Smart mean? Which services and innovations do citizens and stakeholders really need? Key questions for the MAtchUP project that aims at transforming cities through innovative solutions and technologies at the service of local communities.  
Post date: 4 Apr 2019
Type: Link

KES International is pleased to invite contributions for SEB-19 taking place in Budapest, Hungary. SEB-19 invites participation and paper submissions across a broad range of sustainability and energy related topics relevant to the main theme of Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.   Applicable areas include:
Post date: 3 Apr 2019
Type: News

Last year, European Ministers of Culture, along with other institutions and NGOs, highlighted in the Davos Declaration “a trend towards a loss of quality in … the built environment …  all over Europe”, characterised by “the trivialisation of construction, the lack of design values, … the growth of faceless urban sprawl and irresponsible land use, the deterioration of historic fabric, and the loss of regional traditions and identities”.
Post date: 3 Apr 2019
Type: Evento

https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/262080/   The metabolism of the world's economy visualised. Click on the link to have a look how much we extracted, added to our stocks (buildings, infrastructures, etc.) and got rid of, in the form of emissions and waste, over the 20th century.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: News

New standardization projects relevant to ventilative cooling applications have officially been initiated under Technical Committees (TC) in the European Committee for Standardization (CEN/TC 156) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC 205) since 2017. These projects aim to make technical documents focusing on design aspects and setting criteria for ventilative cooling, and natural & hybrid ventilation systems in residential and non-residential buildings.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

This issue of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre’s (AIVC) newsletter provides an overview of the centre’s latest achievements and initiatives i.e. information on past and future events, new publications, feedback on on-going AIVC projects and many more.   Contents include: -Foreword
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

Various studies have shown that ductwork leakage has a major impact on energy use (i.e. increased fan energy use, heating & cooling losses etc.). However, in most European countries, it is not common to perform ductwork airtightness tests, which is probably due to the lack of awareness on the consequences of ductwork leakage. As follows, ductwork airtightness is not properly taken into account in most Energy Performance Regulations and Calculations.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: Evento

The “Achieve Bet­ter Build­ings!” Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce will take place in ad­di­tion to this year’s In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in China.
Post date: 29 Mar 2019
Type: Evento

The annual rate of home and commercial building renovation is well under the 3% required to achieve European climate and energy goals. There is a need to accelerate investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to boost cost-effective building renovation benefiting all Europeans.  
Post date: 28 Mar 2019
Type: News

5G networks no doubt have the technological specs necessary to power smart cities, but without careful design and planning the complexity of integrating everything from traffic to health care could prove overwhelming   Long-touted advances of smart cities may finally become reality with the increases to wireless network speeds and bandwidths promised by the switch to 5G. Seamless integration of our homes, cities and utilities can change the way we interact with everything from grocery stores to doctors.  
Post date: 28 Mar 2019
Type: News