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Ritratto di Maria Kapsalaki

Maria Kapsalaki

Consultant, INIVE EEIG (Non-profit)

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Commissioning tools for improved building energy performance

This document is the project summary report of the Annex 40 of the Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The primary goal of building commissioning, from an energy perspective, was to verify...

Impact of Installation Faults on Heat Pump Performance

Numerous studies and surveys indicate that typically-installed HVAC equipment operate inefficiently and waste considerable energy due to varied installation errors (faults) such as improper refrigerant charge, incorrect airflow, oversized equipment...

Sensitivity Analysis of Installation Faults on Heat Pump Performance

NIST Technical Note 1848: Sensitivity Analysis of Installation Faults on Heat Pump Performance   In this technical note, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) analyses the impact of different faults on heat...

Effect of heat pump commissioning faults on annual energy use

This slide presentation describes the main results of a study operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the USA, to understand the impact of commissioning common faults on the energy consumption of an air-to-air heat...

OVERVIEW | Energy efficient university campus projects

By Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)   Similarly to energy efficient school projects, university complexes offer the possibility to reduce the energy...
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Where can I find information about best practices on innovative financing for energy efficiency?

Previous experience of the Member States has shown that conventional financing is not enough for meeting their energy and environmental targets and access to attractive and adequate financing products from the market is needed.   Public and...
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What kind of innovative financing mechanisms have been invented so far?

For many years now Member States have engaged in energy transition. This long experience has shown that conventional financing is not enough and financing sustainable energy measures remains a great challenge. For this reason, access to attractive...
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What is the Juncker Plan?

The Juncker Plan is also known as The Investment Plan for Europe.   It was proposed by the European Commission in November 2014, following the European Council's call in June 2014 for the low levels of investment in the EU to be addressed in order...

OVERVIEW | Increasing the real estate value of existing buildings to counterbalance an energy retrofit

by Dimitra Papadaki (NKUA)   Retrofitting the existing building stock plays a key role in the reduction of energy consumption, fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Currently, in Europe about 35% of the buildings are over 50 years old...

Leitlinien für nachhaltiges Facility Management in der Betriebs- und Nutzungsphase

Das Facility Management ist eine anspruchsvolle Managementaufgabe, die meist nicht mehr von Gebäudeeigentümerorganisation sondern von speziellen Dienstleistern ausgeübt wird. Dabei werden alle drei Dimensionen der Nachhaltigkeit berührt: Ökonomie (z...