The EU’s old residential building stock requires retrofitting to become energy efficient. In turn, this will reduce energy consumption and costs. However, retrofitting is an expensive procedure and new innovative financial solutions are needed to accelerate the transformation of homes into energy-efficient structures. The EU-funded FITHOME project will propose a new financial instrument and new advanced digital methods for retrofitting processes, including flow management and quality assurance.
Post date: 27 Apr 2021
May 11, 2021
Join us on May 11, 2021 from 2:00 to 5:00pm CET for a virtual event to multiply the benefits of energy efficiency!
The event will highlight how companies realise competitive advantages through energy efficiency, new evidence and tools to make a compelling business case for energy-saving projects, and how multiple benefits can bolster policy and green recovery efforts.
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Post date: 15 Apr 2021
The occupant density in buildings is one of the major and overlooked parameters affecting the energy consumption and virus transmission risk in buildings. HVAC systems energy consumption is highly dependent on the number of occupants. Studies on the transmission of COVID-19 virus have indicated a direct relationship between occupant density and COVID-19 infection risk. This study aims to seek the optimum occupant distribution patterns that account for the lowest number of infected people and minimum energy consumption.
Post date: 3 Apr 2021
ZERO-PLUS is a comprehensive, cost-effective approach for the design, construction and monitoring of Net Zero Energy Settlements (NZESs). The proposed approach was applied in four case studies in different climatic settings, France, UK, Italy and Cyprus.
ZERO-PLUS settlements exceed the state of art by setting performance objectives requiring improvement relative to other energy-efficient buildings.
Post date: 17 Mar 2021
The purpose of the report is to present an overview of the underlying programs and procedures that have been created and integrated in order to provide functionality to the ZERO-PLUS monitoring schema.
For the monitoring purposes of the ZERO-PLUS case studies data were collected from many monitoring devices and aggregated in the Web-GIS platform.
Post date: 17 Mar 2021
The Institute for Renewable Energy of Eurac Research invites you to the SBE21 Heritage Conference, which will take place online from the 14th to the 16th of April 2021.
Universally recognised as emblems of many cities, historic buildings account for a quarter of Europe’s existing construction.
Post date: 16 Mar 2021
Construction and demolition waste (CDW) constitutes the largest volume of all solid wastes. As such, it poses not only an economic burden but also a threat to the environment.
Made up of a mix of materials generated during the construction and demolition of buildings or structures, the recycling of CDW remains a challenge.
Post date: 12 Mar 2021
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Thermal insulation of construction and building elements has become the most important measure to enhance energy savings in new and existing building stock. Stricter regulations (such as 2019/2021 EU Buildings Directive) have led to the use of huge thicknesses of standard insulation, almost always EPS and XPS.
An efficient use of a porous cementitious system as a thermal insulation material depends mainly on its air content.
Post date: 10 Mar 2021
Smartness of buildings: a key enabler towards a climate-neutral EU
The European Green Deal, is a decisive step towards the ambitious target of achieving Europe’s climate neutrality by 2050.
Post date: 8 Mar 2021
Five Days of Networking, Learning, & Business Growth
ATTEND FROM ANYWHERE!
Post date: 5 Mar 2021