Topic of the Month

What is Topic of the Month?

 

In Build Up we want that everyone feels involved. That is what the Topic of the Month is for, so all the community can contribute with articles, events and much more under the same topic. 

 

This month of June our topic is ‘New skills for energy efficiency in buildings’.

 

Which content is related to the topic?

  • Boundaries and obstacles
  • Using and improving energy models
  • Training and education
  • Interventions related to (a) systems and indoor climate, and (b) materials
  • Monitoring and feedback
  • Governance issues

 

Here you have the remarkable contributions of this month:

 

Overview Articles

 

Building operation: the elusive alignment of research, design and occupants. When exploring building operation and its relationship with energy efficiency, one might at times only consider building occupancy and occupant behaviour. In addition, design choices are often informed by models in which occupant behaviour is assumed to remain constant or left out of the equation.

 


Events

 

Webinar: Experiences in bridging the gap between Investors and Project Developers.The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a webinar on “Experiences in bridging the gap between Investors and Project Developers” on 27 June 2019, from 10.00 to 12.00 Central European Summer Time.

 

The 5th International Symposium on Hydrogen Energy, Renewable Energy and Materials. HEREM 2019 aims at providing unique platform for researchers, scientists, engineers and professionals from all over the world to present their latest research result and new ideas in the fields of Materials and Energy.

 

Embodied Carbon – Updated ICE Database and RICS Building Carbon Database.The purpose of the event is to showcase updated versions of two important resources, the ICE (Inventory of Carbon and Energy) Database developed by Circular Ecology’s Craig Jones, and the new-look RICS Building Carbon Database, formerly the WRAP Embodied Carbon Database.

 


Learn

 

Webinar on ExcEED project Database: from data to information to knowledge. The scope of ExcEED is to create a European database for measured and qualitative data on beyond the state-of-the-art buildings and districts. The project answers the need for transparency and comparability of energy performance calculations.

 


News

 

One step closer to the mutual recognition of upskilled professionals in the construction sector. To support the professional execution of nearly zero-energy buildings new pilot “Train the Trainer” courses are being implemented in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovakia. The nearly zero-energy building standard will very shortly become mandatory for new buildings.

 

Smart 3D modelling for buildings. It is one of the most famous museums in the world, with more than one million visitors every year: the Guggenheim. This architectural masterpiece, designed by Frank Gehry in the ninety’s, was a pioneering piece of construction that tested the building information modelling (BIM) method.

 


Publications

 

resalta.jpgOpportunities for heating and cooling - Study. In the context of meeting the energy savings targets of the European Union and improving the energy efficiency of its buildings, this Joint Research Centre Technical Report looks at the technologies, opportunities and challenges presented by digitalisation for heating and cooling.

 

resalta.jpgLiving Trends 2035: Digitalization is revolutionizing the living of the future. The German housing association (GdW Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs) has published a report. This report explores the housing requirements of the future. In this study, it has been proposed that the new (future) housing requirements can be classified into eight overarching trends.

 

 


Cases

 

theodore.jpgThermomodernization of Nursery in Chmielnik. This full energy renovation of a public building is certainly beneficial in the local context, and in Poland where coal is still widely used for heating, it is an important good practice with a lighthouse effect. The main beneficiaries of the project are children with their parents.

 

theodore.jpgWorld's tallest Passive House: high-rise Bolueta (Bilbao-Spain). The developers and architects of this project have set very high goals. With the Bolueta building, they wanted to set a new Passive House record and at the same time ensure the quality of the building through certification. Bolueta is now the tallest Passive House building in the world.

 


Explore

 

theodore.jpgWomen Can Build Project. Equal opportunities for women is one of the main aspects that must be improved in society. The evolution of the sector towards greater mechanization makes it possible for men and women to access and execute the same professional tasks in equal rights and opportunities.

 

 

theodore.jpgTraining of skills for 21st century - materials from C4EForum2018. C4E Forums are biannual events on energy efficiency with focus on Central and Eastern Europe context.

 

 

theodore.jpgBIMplement training program in France: current status and follow-up One of the objectives of BIMplement’s project is to create a new generation of professionals and craftsmen, qualified to deliver high quality nZEB-projects by using technical, cross-trade and BIM skills and competences. To this end, training sessions will be carried out in 50 construction sites located in France, Spain... 

 


Get ready for July and August 's Topic of the Month 'Financing energy efficiency of buildings' and prepare your next publications.

 

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