Built in 2019, the Eisbärhaus was designed as a passive building comprising two units. Building materials were selected according to guidelines provided by the Austrian environmental association Umweltverband Vorarlberger Gemeindehaus. All exterior walls consist of wooden timbers treated with cellulose to provide thermal insulation (layer thickness: 42cm).
Post date: 5 Feb 2020
Novel building Integration Designs for increased Efficiencies in Advanced Climatically Tunable Renewable Energy Systems
Post date: 9 Jan 2020
The Government has launched a consultation on the introduction of a “Future Homes Standard” for England, to be operable from 2025. There are to be proposed interim measures applicable from 2020. The aim is to ensure that new build homes in England will be future-proofed, with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency.
Post date: 10 Dec 2019
“From our perspective it’s clear that if we want to go to a decarbonised economy by 2050, the heating sector will have to make a very important contribution,” said Robert Nuij, an official in the European Commission’s energy directorate. “One of the flagships of the new Commission will be an action on building renovation”.
Post date: 6 Dec 2019
Heating Appliances Retrofit Planning
HARP stands for Heating Appliances Retrofit Planning. It is a project funded by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 framework, focusing on 5 EU Member States: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Germany.
Post date: 6 Nov 2019
On the occasion of the 2019 CELSIUS Summit on thermal energy systems of the future, which took place on 17-18 October in ICLEI Member Brussels (Belgium), the KeepWarm project has announced the launch of an online Learning Centre on improving the performance of district heating systems.
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
The European Technology & Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC ETIP) organises the event 100% RHC for a Sustainable Future, the opportunity for RHC experts to learn, network and present their RHC innovative projects.
The RHC ETIP gathers industry representatives, researchers and policy makers to network and exchange their expertise on RHC innovative projects, challenges and opportunities to thrive in the long term.
Post date: 19 Aug 2019
The Modelica Buildings library is a free open-source library with dynamic simulation models for building and district energy and control systems. The library contains models for:
Post date: 11 Feb 2019
In the framework of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), biomass burning for heat production in households has emerged as a major issue where a better balance between “decarbonisation” benefits and negative impacts on air quality, the environment and human health is needed.
Post date: 9 Jan 2019
The generation of renewable energy (RE) is an increasingly relevant topic in many countries for a multitude of reasons, and the challenges related to its integration into existing energy systems are becoming more and more evident.
Post date: 29 Aug 2018