"A good decision is based on knowledge." – Plato
Stay tuned and well informed via U-CERT project's discreet emailings about a possible next step for the national Energy Performance Certification schemes leveraging:
Set of EPB standards;
Smart Readiness Indicator;
Check out this 1st U-CERT newsletter for wrapping your mind around the ambitious endeavours of U-CERT team.
Post date: 15 avr 2020
Important information – OB-20 & Annex 79 to be held online
The IEA Secretariat have given notice that all face-to-face meetings before June are to be changed to an online format, due to the perceived risks of coronavirus. The University of Southampton plan to host the virtual events on the dates and times currently scheduled, and hope to allow these to take place no differently than if they were in-person (with plenaries, break-out sessions, etc.).
Post date: 16 mar 2020
Utility Business Model Transformation through human-centric behavioural interventions and ICT tools for Energy Efficiency
Post date: 11 déc 2019
Nel realizzare case che consumano meno, o che addirittura producono più energia di quanta ne consumano, sono diverse le variabili da tenere in conto. Per dirne alcune: bisogna capire le tecnologie a disposizione sul mercato, il loro costo e la loro accessibilità, l’ambiente e il clima. Ma c’è un altro aspetto che spesso viene trascurato: come si comporta chi usa l’edificio, da quale cultura proviene e quali abitudini ha?
Post date: 13 nov 2019
Towards a new generation of user-centred Energy Performance Assessment and Certification; facilitated and empowered by the EPB Center
The main aim of U-CERT is to introduce a next generation of user centred certification schemes to value buildings in a holistic and cost-effective manner. This aims to:
Post date: 6 nov 2019
The project REScoop Plus has enabled a better understanding of how consumers change their energy consumption behaviour when they join a renewable energy cooperative, a so-called REScoop. A new online toolbox features coaching tools for individuals to reduce their personal consumption and district heating tools to provide collective heat efficiently. The toolbox is free to use for all interested renewable energy cooperatives.
Post date: 4 oct 2019
While energy efficiency via retrofitting old buildings and giving more control to citizens over their energy demand are part of the Cologne project, just as they are in many other European cities, the CO2 emissions produced by urban traffic are also a major headache.
Cologne has identified four possible solutions that, when implemented, should reduce traffic emissions by a targeted 60%:
Post date: 26 aoû 2019
Less than 2% of properties sold in Ireland between January 2017 and October 2018 were A rated – the highest energy efficient rating for homes – despite many technologies available to upgrade homes. And just 11% of dishwashers and 14% of fridges sold in 2018 in Spain were of the highest A+++ energy rating for appliances. The findings come from a project called CONSEED, which investigates what encourages people to buy energy efficient appliances, houses and cars.
Post date: 31 juil 2019
As building envelopes and mechanical and electrical equipment become more efficient, the impact of occupants on building energy increases.
Meanwhile trends in teleworking, co-working, and home-sharing mean vastly different occupancy than the standard occupancy schedules.
Finally, global expectations for comfort are increasing, while a variety of new technologies may or may not succeed in meeting this demand.
Post date: 10 juil 2019
The eTeacher project is reaching the final stage of developing the ICT empower tools (What-if-Analysis and eTEACHER app).
What-if-Analysis is a software tool that aims at providing building users with tailored racommendations on how they can reduce building energy consumption and energy costs.
Post date: 5 juil 2019