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OVERVIEW | Building automation as a means for efficient building operation

Thermal comfort, indoor air quality and daylight are key factors in the comfort of building occupants. Despite the interconnection of these aspects and the related requirements, the way to achieve indoor air quality and thermal comfort are not clear...
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OVERVIEW | Energy in Buildings at the 2020 EU Sustainable Energy Week #EUSEW 2020

This year marks the 15thEuropean Sustainable Energy Week EUSEW.  Under the circumstances with Covid-19 the event was adapted to provide a dynamic, interactive and carefully organised online format. This effort has proved successful with more than...
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OVERVIEW | Architecture 4.0

This overview explores the concept of Architecture 4.0 and its relation to digital information and communication technologies. It is important to emphasise that the digital transformation, as described by the European Commission, is...
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Renovating Historic Buildings Towards Zero Energy

This promotional brochure of Task 59 IEA-SHC highlights the project structure, the organizational details and the project´s objectives, which are the following: Develop a knowledge base on how to renovate historic buildings towards their...
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European energy labels: rescaling and transition periods

As a result of the development of more and more energy efficient products, and because the difference between A++ and A+++ is less obvious to the consumer, the EU energy labels categories will be gradually adjusted to reintroduce the...
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Assessment Model of End-of-Life Costs and Waste Quantification in Selective Demolitions: Case Studies of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

Abstract: Innovative designs, such as those taking place in nearly zero-energy buildings, need to tackle Life Cycle Cost, because reducing the impact of use can carry other collateral and unexpected costs. For example, it is interesting to...
Open access article in Sustainability journal  
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Residential complex in Mühlbachl

In the district of Statz in Mühlbachl, the local social housing agency implemented a residential project with three energy efficient buildings with 26 apartments and an overall surface of around 1270 m2, that reached the level klimaaktiv...
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Energy services and the renovation wave: Opportunities for a green economic recovery in Europe

Given that new EU resources must ensure EU economic recovery while aligning investment with the objectives of the European Green Deal, now is the time to ensure short-term measures are put in place to facilitate immediate action, as well...
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Zero carbon buildings 2050

A net-zero economy by 2050 in the EU requires bold action across all sectors, and in none more than buildings. The building sector is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the EU.   In its long-term strategy for...
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X-tendo responds to the EPC harmonisation challenge by exploring indicators for its innovative features – first developments are presented in a new report

European Member States have different legislation in place and systems to run Energy performance certificate (EPC) schemes. X-tendo proposes conceptual approaches for features combining new ideas with existing methods to work towards...