On 22 and 23 May 2017, CARTIF, one of the thirteen LowUP project partners will host the First General Technical Meeting which will take place in Boecillo, Valladolid (Spain). This meeting which will span over the period of two days will assess the progress of the project so far and strategise on how to meet the project’s objectives for the
Original article published on 28 March 2017 on BUILDUp (The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings) website 5 factors are holding back the energy transition to a zero emissions Europe by 2050, writes Thomas Nowak. The way we use energy in our society needs to change if we want to keep global warming well below 2°C, as stipulated at
The European Commision has a series of infographics which highlight key facts about the energy sector. Last month, they released an infographic entitled 10 things you didn’t know about European Energy.
Original article published on 3 March 2017 on BUILDUp (The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings) website An analysis by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) on the readiness of EU countries to transition to smart buildings concludes that no Member State is fully prepared to take advantage of the benefits that smart building technologies will entail. BPIE assesses aspects
Original article published on 17 February 2017 on BUILDUp (The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings) website Smart Buildings: Using Smart Technology to Save Energy in Existing Buildings Smart buildings use information and communication technologies (ICT) to enable automated building operations and control. They enhance occupants’ comfort and productivity while consuming less energy than conventional buildings. This report, released
Focused on energy efficiency and the use of solar energy in the built environment, CISBAT offers a dynamic international platform for scientific exchange in fields ranging from nanostructured materials for renewable energy applications to urban energy systems. CISBAT is organised for the 14th time by the Solar Energy and Building Physics Lab (LESO-PB) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
The next Euroheat & Power Congress will be held in Glasgow, UK from 14-17 May 2017. With political support and visibility increasing rapidly at the EU level and in many national markets, there has never been a more exciting time to be in the DHC business. With this in mind, they have set the challenge of delivering a Congress like
With heating and cooling being responsible for 51% of Europe’s total final energy, residential heating covering 50% of this and industrial heating another 25%, decarbonising heating and cooling as well as energy demand in industry is essential for the energy system to move to zero carbon. A decarbonisation of Europe’s energy system without a decarbonisation of the heating sector is
Original article published on 21 February 2017 on BUILDUp (The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings) website On 14 February 2017, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) Concerted Action (CA) organised the workshop “Smart Buildings for a greener Europe: Emerging Policy and Practice”. Around 120 participants attended the event held in Malta, and several more joined it through a
We want to reduce the heat being wasted in the #EU – #EnergyUnion #EUEnergySecurity The European Commission published a video on heating and cooling on the Vine network.