Building operation, monitoring, energy management

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As the places where we live and work, buildings are the natural interface between citizens and energy, and the places where the energy use patterns of tomorrow are shaped, from sole energy consumption to self-consumption and demand management.  
Post date: 18 mar 2021
Type: Aktualności

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
Type: Aktualności

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
Type: Publication

Use the HARP online tool to find out where your installed heating appliance fits on the energy label.   The tool is also there to help you find a replacement! Fill in a few details about the characteristics of your dwelling and get an overview of the different suitable alternatives and their benefits as well as contact details of installers and an overview of the available subsidies.  
Post date: 16 mar 2021
Type: Tool

  Concept:   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
Type: Odnośnik

Concept and objectives:   Reinforced concrete urban infrastructure poses significant, insufficiently addressed, environmental challenges due to impacts from cement, natural aggregate and steel reinforcement production.   This proposal focuses on integrating fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) with “green” concretes produced with waste and recycled materials.  
Post date: 12 mar 2021
Type: Odnośnik

Concept:   Concrete is one of the most consumed materials on the planet. It is cost-effective and efficient for the construction of buildings and infrastructure, making it almost irreplaceable in the construction sector.   Unfortunately, cement (material used to bind concrete together) has an enormous carbon footprint, emitting large amounts of CO2 during its production.  
Post date: 10 mar 2021
Type: Odnośnik

Concept and objectives:   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
Type: Odnośnik

We are happy to share our 4th newsletter of EnDurCrete project.    In this edition you can take a look to Casting of EnDurCrete elements, Deployment of EnDurCrete elements at the demonstration sites for further testing and monitoring. Check out the photos and videos from the deployment process of the four demonstration sites   Read the newsletter HERE!  
Post date: 8 mar 2021
Type: Aktualności

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
Type: Aktualności