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Building energy efficient communities

18 Jun 2019 - In many EU countries multi-family dwellings represent the dominant residential solution. But structural renovations to cut emissions and save energy may be a real challenge in such contexts, if the communities are not properly involved in the processIn most EU countries, half of the residential stock was built before the introduction of thermal regulations. But building renovation is particularly challenging for multi-family dwellings, where socio-economic conditions often represent ... read more

Multifunctional renewable energy

27 May 2019 - European researchers are developing a device that stores and uses solar energy to provide both hot water and mechanical ventilation for multifamily houses. Moreover, an app linked to the machine monitors the users’ energy consumptionNowadays households wanting to switch to solar energy have to deal with variability over time. In addition, if they are part of a condominium, the ability to store solar energy in an apartment without taking up significant living space is a big ... read more

Scaling up deep energy retrofit markets towards 2030 targets @ EUSEW 2019

10 May 2019 - REGISTER HERE!Tuesday 18 June 16.00 - 17.30 Brussels, BelgiumThe EU is funding various projects on issues around energy efficiency and building renovation. Yet, while similar projects address the same challenges, there is little or no information exchange and collaboration between them. Additionally, the question remains of how much feedback these projects provide to policy makers and thus how they effectively support reaching EU 2030 targets And the long-term objective ... read more

Fourth BuildHeat Newsletter – May 2019

3 May 2019 - BuildHeat is entering in the very final phase of the project, that will end in August 2019. The coming months will be full of activities in the demo sites. The partners are working to implement all the solutions to monitor and evaluate the related impacts.The BuildHeat team is producing a final video on the results of the project, as well as an educational kit and the brochure. All these materials will be available on the BuildHeat website, so keep following us!Among other ... read more

Indoor Air Pollution: The invisible enemy

2 May 2019 - Researchers are developing low-cost technologies to tackle indoor air pollution that is a growing menace. A new generation of electrostatic filters can capture even the smallest particles of household pollutants, using a little amount of energyIndoor exposure to air pollutants has become a major problem in general, but especially in new low energy consumption houses that are very well insulated. This is because they trap contaminants that are released, for example, when you burn ... read more
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