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The growth of Europe’s solar photovoltaic (PV) sector has been robust thanks to dramatic reductions in the generation costs of electricity. It is important to extend the lifetime and improve the reliability, performance and profitability of PV generation, and allow utility-friendly high-penetration of the PV.
Post date: 29 Apr 2021
Type: Link

Positive energy districts and neighbourhoods (PEDs) are a promising approach to rapidly achieve decarbonisation goals while creating more resilient and liveable cities. However, PEDs are challenging to implement because they require fundamental changes in the ways that cities are planned, designed, and operated in the long term.  
Post date: 29 Apr 2021
Type: Link

May 20, 2021 - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM (CET)   According to a recent study, cogeneration or, as it is also called, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in district heating, is thought to be an efficient enabler for reaching carbon neutrality by 2050.  
Post date: 29 Apr 2021
Type: Evento

The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) is a key stepping-stone to boost the transition towards a climate neutral energy system through the development of low-carbon technologies in a fast and cost-competitive way.   By improving new technologies and bringing down costs through coordinated national research efforts, the SET Plan helps promote cooperation among EU countries, companies and research institutions, and in so doing also deliver on the key objectives of the energy union.  
Post date: 29 Apr 2021
Type: Link

ISH China & CIHE – China’s leading international trade fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Sanitation & Home Comfort Systems has confirmed the dates and venue for its 2021 edition as 12 – 14 May at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. The show will once again present fairgoers with trend setting HVAC, plumbing, smart heating and home comfort technologies and products in the Chinese and wider Asian markets.  
Post date: 29 Apr 2021
Type: Evento

The 2018 revision of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) aims to further promote smart building technologies, in particular through the establishment of a Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings.  A first technical study to support the establishment of the SRI concluded in August 2018 and aimed at investigating the possible scope and characteristics of such an indicator. End of December 2018, a second technical support study was launched with the aim to provide further technical input to feed the establishment of the SRI scheme.
Post date: 29 Apr 2021
Type: Link

Possibilities to develope benchmark values for LCA buildings ​Whole life carbon assessment of 60 buildings - Possibilities to develop benchmark values for LCA of buildings assesses the hitherto largest number of building cases collected in Denmark with regard to GWP.   As part of the objective to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, in recent years there has been great focus in the building and construction sector on reducing the climate footprint of buildings.  
Post date: 29 Apr 2021
Type: Publication

Which specific policies are needed to achieve the goals set by the Renovation Wave and the Long-Term Renovation Strategies?  
Post date: 28 Apr 2021
Type: Evento

The first in a series of webinars entitled “Future-proof EPBD: let’s deliver beyond the Renovation Wave!”  
Post date: 28 Apr 2021
Type: Evento

Energy efficiency and improved indoor air quality are major aspects that need to be addressed in the building construction sector. The role of materials is vital, affecting HVAC systems and indoor conditions.     
Post date: 27 Apr 2021
Type: Link