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The World Sustainable Energy Days 2022 brings together over 650 experts from 55 countries, over 60% of them on-site in Wels

3 months 2 weeks ago

"Energy transition: full speed ahead!" – this was the motto of the World Sustainable Energy days 2022! The conference presented the comprehensive transformation of policies, technologies and markets for achieving climate neutrality, and how to raise the pace of change. The event was held from 5-8 April 2022 in Wels/Austria as a hybrid event: over 650 experts from 55 countries participated in the conference, over 60 % of them on-site in Wels.

 

The conference programme

 

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The Role of Metal Roofs for Sustainable Green Building

3 months 3 weeks ago

The rise of green initiatives in the commercial and residential sectors has steadily grown in the last decade due to the rising adverse effects of climate change. The planet has seen an annual temperature increase of 0.18 degrees Celsius or 0.32 degrees Fahrenheit every decade.

 

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Call for best practices examples - Architecture for security by design of places of worship

3 months 3 weeks ago

Deadline: 30 April

 

What is the SOAR project?

 

As part of its endeavour to promote security by design principles, the Architects’ Council of Europe collaborates with Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI) and Network of Religious and traditional peacemakers in the SOAR programme. The project is supported by the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations.

 

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SCORES Project: Final meeting

3 months 3 weeks ago

The Final Scores Meeting took place on the 23d of March in Gleisdorf, Austria.

 

The project meeting was held at AEE INTEC and later in the day, all partners visited the Gleisdorf demo site.

 

Find more photos from the meeting here.

 

Petra Colantonio

SCORES Project: Final video released

3 months 3 weeks ago

We are delighted to announce the Final video of the project has been released.

 

Watch it to find out more about the SCORES technology and the project's achievements!

 

The video was created by FENIX TNT.

 

Petra Colantonio

[Event] Paris-Saclay Spring: 5th generation DHC: new keys to decarbonise our cities!

3 months 4 weeks ago

Since 2018, the European D2GRIDS project aims to promote 5th generation district heating and cooling (5GDHC) in Northwest Europe.  On May 12, on the occasion of the Paris-Saclay Spring event, the D2Grids team, EPA Paris Saclay and FNCCR are organising a dedicated day to this last generation of heating and cooling grids.

 

A day dedicated to 5th generation local energy loops

 

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Technical Article - Human-building interaction in Simulation-aided building design and operation: Opportunities of advanced modelling strategies

4 months ago

Abstract

 

The performance gap describes the difference between how much energy buildings actually use and how much they were expected to consume and can mislead the building design and operation decision-making process. Occupant behaviour plays an important role in reducing this gap because traditional representations i.e., standard schedules and occupant-related power densities, simplify its diversity and stochastic nature.

 

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Webinar | RenOnBill Final conference: implementing on-bill schemes for upscaling energy renovation in the EU

4 months ago

The RenOnBill final conference closes three years of achievement and results in the field of innovative financing schemes for energy renovation of residential buildings. The programme tells the story of this H2020 research and innovation project, highlighting main results and preparing the floor for the exploitation of the outputs, with external guests sharing their views and experience. 

 

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The 4 Essential Checklists to Succeed in your Energy Projects

4 months ago

DEXMA wants to support any professionals in their building management projects. After all, isn’t increasing energy efficiency the number one goal of every professional in the sector?

 

Here are 4 checklists to support facility managers, energy managers, sustainability managers and any other professionals in their quest for effective energy management in buildings: energy management in buildings: 

 

Elodie Guillard

Renewables Global Status Report 2022 Peer Review is now live!

4 months ago

REN21’s annual Renewables Global Status Report is the most referenced report on renewable energy markets, industry and policy trends and we’re interested in what you would like to see in 2022’s edition. 

 

Crowd-sourced knowledge: Peer Review of the Full GSR2022 starts now! 

 

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WorldGBC launches post-disaster toolkit for building back better through sustainable built environments

4 months ago

Together with the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), UN Habitat, and Green Building Councils in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launches the Sustainable Reconstruction & Recovery Framework — a “post-disaster toolkit” to help communities build back better across the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and beyond.

 

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The Importance of Air Barrier Systems for Energy Efficiency

4 months ago

Air barrier systems – also referred to as building wraps – are essential for any modern structure. Their primary goal is to prevent the unwanted exchange of air and moisture. Most air barrier products are made from polyethylene or polyolefin fibers. Tyvek is the best-known example. No matter the material, all air barrier systems have one thing in common: They’re vital for energy efficiency. Here’s a look at why air barriers are so important and how they impact building regulation and longevity.

 

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Act!onHeat project launches its first call for applications

4 months ago

Heating and cooling (H&C) accounts for about half of Europe’s total energy needs, with 75% still dependent on fossil fuels. Thus, rapid and significant change is needed to reach the EU 2050 goals. Due to the local nature of H&C systems, action has to be taken at the local level, involving a variety of stakeholders. However, as strategic H&C planning requires extensive know-how, resources and experience, it is still in its infancy in most countries. This is where the Act!onHeat Support Facility comes in.

 

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HBF research shows growing importance of energy efficiency

4 months ago

Research carried out by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) has revealed the growing importance of energy efficiency to people looking to move house.

 

Around three in four respondents (73%) to the HBF’s survey stated that they are worried about the energy performance of their current home, with around a quarter (24%) saying energy efficiency will be ‘crucial’ to their next home move.

 

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EUSEW Awards 2022 - Applications are still open

4 months ago

Applications are now open for this year’s European Sustainable Energy Awards, aimed to highlight individuals and initiatives that are contributing to Europe’s clean and digital energy transition.

 

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Kensington and Chelsea’s first carbon-neutral housing block to benefit from Energiesprong approach

4 months ago

Kensington and Chelsea Council has announced Treadgold House on the Lancaster West Estate will use the Energiesprong whole house retrofit approach on its first council-owned housing block to go carbon-neutral. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Energiesprong UK have worked together to secure £1.5m of funding through the Mustbe0 project, funded by the Interreg NWE Programme through the European Regional Development Fund.

 

Creating warmer, more affordable homes

 

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