OVERVIEW | Next generation buildings: IoT and smart energy efficiency

Tags: district energy, efficiency building, data, Research and Innovation
Date : 21/01/20 11:15

Author : Build Up

In general terms, the Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the allocation of unique identifiers (such as IP addresses) to physical objects. Those identifiers enable objects to connect to a network allowing the transfer of data to and from those entities. These objects can potentially be anything: people, animals, vehicles, plants, appliances, building components, etc., and they are often described as smart objects, for example, a smart meter, a smart phone, a smart home, etc.   Connected IoT devices

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ManagEnergy Expert Mission to Lyon, France

Tags: energy, ALEC, building, renovation
Date : 21/01/20 11:10

Author : FEDARENE - Energy Agencies

The ManageEnergy Expert Mission To ALEC Lyon – the local energy agency of the Lyon Municipality – was completed on the first week in January. The goal of the expert mission was to understand how the agency could best scale up Global energy renovation  of family houses to Bâtiment Basse Consommation (BBC) ~ Near-Zero Energy Building (NZEB) level in addition to developing its service in the B2B area, particularly in renewable heat. The Agency has significant experience providing information to householders

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BIMcert: Answers to the European audience

Tags: BIM, certification, construction, carbon
Date : 21/01/20 11:08

Author : Build Up

In this compendium the 7 BIMcert partners give an explanation of the BIMcert project by answering questions from  the European construction audience: What makes you think BIM is the way forward for the construction sector to meet carbon emission targets? According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) the global buildings sector is now responsible for 36% of global final energy consumption as well as accounting for nearly 40% of total direct and indirect carbon dioxide emissions.   This has

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EIT Climate-KIC’s work in Slovenia

Tags: Slovenia, low-carbon, climate change
Date : 21/01/20 11:06

Author : Catherine Ouvrard

Last November, the Slovenian parliament passed a motion to adopt an EIT Climate-KIC-led proposal called “A Deep Demonstration of a Circular, Regenerative and Low-Carbon Economy in Slovenia,” signalling that a system change approach supported by key partnerships could be the ‘new normal’ for coutries acting on the climate emergency, and delivering the European Green Deal. But a commitment to transformative change doesn’t happen overnight. The motion passing in parliament was the result of years of

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OVERVIEW | BIM: Enabling Energy Management and Control for the Construction Sector

Tags: BIM, construction, design
Date : 21/01/20 11:01

Author : Build Up

BIM is a key part of the fourth revolution (digitalisation) of the AEC industry (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) and an enabling tool for a cleaner and more sustainable build environment. This has been recognised by the European commission, and several H2020 funded projects, including BIMcert, are focusing in providing training frameworks and support in order to upskill the industry.   This article, from BIMcert, will continue to hopefully give a summarised insight on how BIM can actively

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Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date

Tags: Recycling, Skyscrapers, Cities & Policy, Tall buildings, Building design, Construction standards, construction industry
Date : 21/01/20 11:00

Author : The Conversation Global Perspectives

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you’re a bit highfalutin, deconstruction. These so-called spreadsheet towers populate every major city. They signalled modernity and provided huge profits for those who built them. But these buildings are profligate users of fuels for light, power and services. Read more: Buildings produce 25% of Australia's emissions

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2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction

Tags: Global Status, United Nation, buildings, construction
Date : 21/01/20 10:49

Author : Build Up

The buildings and construction sector accounted for 36% of final energy use and 39% of energy and process-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018, 11% of which resulted from manufacturing building materials and products such as steel, cement and glass. This year’s Global Status Report provides an update on drivers of CO2 emissions and energy demand globally since 2017, along with examples of policies, technologies and investments that support low-carbon building stocks. In 2018, global emissions

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Sustainability with top marks: highlights of 2019

Tags: DGNB
Date : 21/01/20 08:49

Author : Henny Radicke

A DGNB Certificate in Platinum means meeting the highest standards for holistic quality in all aspects of sustainability – for new buildings as well as buildings in use and urban districts. To kick off the new year, we would like to take time to look back at a few DGNB certification highlights of 2019 and use them as a source of inspiration for an ambitious 2020. Let’s get started!   Outstanding new buildings Top of the line – in many ways The new exhibition hall in Nuremberg ©Heiko Stahl/Nuremberg

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#22 Diamniado's Ecopavilion

Tags: eco-construction, biosourced materials, innovation, buildings
Date : 20/01/20 18:01

Author : Ernest DIONE

Business centre, hotels, universities, hospitals, residential areas, etc., Diamniadio is the new city imagined by the Senegalese government to relieve Dakar and its 3 million inhabitants. Considered as the city of tomorrow, it will certainly be a driving force for the economic development of the entire country. Focus on this project and in particular that of the ecopavilion, an exemplary infrastructure within this new city. Diamniadio, the city of the future Faced with difficulties of mobility and

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#21 The headquarters of the Guadeloupe National Park (REX)

Tags: Guadeloupe, renewable energy, tertiary building, energy, bioclimatic
Date : 20/01/20 17:36

Author : Périne HUGUET

Périne HUGUET, the architect for the project management team that built the headquarters of the Guadeloupe National Park. The team was also composed of : Eric Ramlall, Laurent Lavall, Frédéric Pujol architects, BIEB structural design office and VRD, A2E fluids design office, Robert Célaire HQE consultant engineer, Agence TER paysagiste and Laurent Séauve EQUINOXE photovoltaic design office and energy monitoring. The Guadeloupe National Park headquarters project was the subject of an architectural

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[D2grids] Old coal mine district heating

Tags: coal mine, district heating, buildings, D2grids
Date : 20/01/20 13:10

Author : Marlie Dix

Mijnwater B.V. is building a new network of pipes in Heerlen that will supply cooling and heating to homes, offices, stores, and industrial businesses. It is a circular energy network that stores heat or cold for a later time. What makes it unique is that such a heating and cooling network can save 65 to 90% energy consumption in any other city. Former Coal Mine District Heating Gold for Circular Energy In 2003 the municipality of Heerlen came up with the plan to conduct test drilling in the old

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#20 Synthesis of "hot climates" case studies

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Date : 17/01/20 18:01

Author : Construction21 Communication

Construction21 is committed to presenting case studies of "exemplary" buildings, infrastructures and neighbourhoods that can inspire professionals in the sector to renovate or build sustainably. An important category of our database is "Energy and hot climates", introduced on all our platforms in 2016. Since then, projects from various tropical countries have taken part in the Green Solutions Awards in this category, notably in South Asia, Sahelian Africa but also in French overseas departments and

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# 19 Anticipating climate change effects by building our cities

Tags: climate change, resilience, sustainable city
Date : 17/01/20 16:19

Author : Cécile Gracy

Having a Mediterranean climate like that of Badajoz, a city in south-eastern Spain, in Paris in 2080 may seem a cheerful prospect... and finally not as dramatic as the alerts suggest? However, Badajoz's summer climate is dangerously close to the temperatures recorded during the 2003 heat wave. This episode had caused more than 15,000 deaths in France and testified the inability of our cities to cope with such heat waves. The climate is changing, our cities are getting warmer By showing that a given

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European Energy Efficiency Conference - World Sustainable Energy Days 2020

Tags: European Energy Efficiency Conference, energy efficiency, World Sustainable Energy Days, local energy transition, policies, funding, green financing, OÖ Energiesparverband
Date : 17/01/20 08:14

Author : FEDARENE - Energy Agencies

The European Energy Efficiency Conference, held from 4-6 March 2020 in Wels/Austria in the context of the World Sustainable Energy Days, offers sessions and network events entirely focussing on how to make the local energy transition happen. From effective policies to financing local actions, come hear about what is already taking place throughout Europe and worldwide.Value for your time update on EU policies and funding programmes green financing schemes and how they can be applied in practice

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Agile Standards Management - Better BIM Management (20 Minute BIM Webinar Series)

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Date : 16/01/20 21:40

Author : Clive Jordan

Ten Episodes: Five Steps To Better BIM Management BIM Execution Planning - BEPs 101 How do you contract for the right BIM at the right time? Lean BIM Management 101 Did You Get The BIM You Paid For? Agile Standards Management Building Lean BIM Standards Protecting Against BIM Risk BIM Management Across Multiple Companies Win More Work With Practical BIM   Register for the upcoming episodes and you will also get access to the previous broadcasts you might have missed!

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Did You Get The BIM You Paid For? - Better BIM Management (20 Minute BIM Webinar Series)

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Date : 16/01/20 21:39

Author : Clive Jordan

Ten Episodes: Five Steps To Better BIM Management BIM Execution Planning - BEPs 101 How do you contract for the right BIM at the right time? Lean BIM Management 101 Did You Get The BIM You Paid For? Agile Standards Management Building Lean BIM Standards Protecting Against BIM Risk BIM Management Across Multiple Companies Win More Work With Practical BIM Register for the upcoming episodes and you will also get access to the previous broadcasts you might have missed!

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[D2Grids] Vito delivers the results of its market survey on the best technologies currently available

Tags: market survey, D2grids, Vito, renewable energy
Date : 16/01/20 14:00

Author : D2Grids Communication

The goal of D2Grids is to speed up the decarbonizing energy transition by rolling out 5th generation district heating and cooling networks (5GDHC). The first step in the strategy was to make up a status of  the existing relevant technologies. Therefore Greenflex, together with VITO and BRGM, completed a Market Survey. The sources of these thermal network can vary for every region: geothermal; sea or riverbed and lake systems; waste heat recovery; thermal solar . Besides of sources, thermal storage

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[D2Grids] A need for multiple areas of expertise to optimize heating networks managed by local "energy communities" (ESCOs).

Tags: D2Grids, EcoTransFaire, social sciences, heating networks
Date : 16/01/20 11:02

Author : D2Grids Communication

The D2Grids project, which can be seen as a technico-economic project at first glance, is designed with a multi-dimensional approach in which various perspectives from the technical sciences and the human and social sciences converge. EcoTransFaire, as a partner in the project, addresses the notion of appropriation by local actors (decision-makers, inhabitants, professionals) in the creation of an efficient heating network requiring the establishment of "energy communities". For such a project to

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The Horizon 2020 project RenOnBill gives an overview of on-bill buildings energy renovation schemes, outlining the key issues to be addressed to ensure their replicability in Europe

Tags: financing, financing schemes, on bill, residential, renovation
Date : 15/01/20 12:37

Author : Roberta D'Angiolella

The objective of the Horizon 2020 RenOnBill project is to scale up investments towards deep energy renovations of residential buildings, by promoting the development and implementation of on-bill schemes, based on the cooperation between energy utilities and financial institutions. On-bill schemes are a method of financing energy renovation investments in buildings that draws on utility bills as repayment vehicle. The new report launched by RenOnBill aims to introduce on-bill schemes as a powerful

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[D2grids] Residential-tertiary: combining high-performance renovation and decarbonated heating networks

Tags: D2Grids, construction, energy, buildings, heating, cooling
Date : 14/01/20 10:30

Author : Mathilde Henry

Rather than opposing them, high-performance renovation of buildings should be combined with the deployment of heating networks, in order to achieve the energy transition objectives that France has set out to achieve. A long way to go for the energy transition in the residential-tertiary sector There is still a long way to go to comply with the Paris Agreements and effectively fight global warming. In France, the government has translated its commitments through various objectives in the energy-climate

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