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Solar storage tiles and paint: how to make old homes more energy efficient (in Australia)

29 Mar 2016 - Did you know more people die from the cold in Australia than they do in Sweden? According to a study published in The Lancet medical journal in 2015, around 6% of deaths in Australia are attributable to exposure to moderate cold (under 18C in Australia) compared to 4% in Sweden.Part of the problem is the state of our homes, says Dr Adrian Barnett from Queensland University of Technology. According to Barnett: “Temperatures inside a flimsy wooden Queenslander in winter are often ... read more

Façades and heating systems: first challenges for the BuildHeat Consortium

10 Mar 2016 - From 1 to 2 March, the European project BuildHeat held its second meeting in Zaragoza, Spain. The consortium also got the change to visit the demo site, in the Oliver district. Among the various activities organized during the two days, the consortium has participated in a collective initial session to have an overview on the project progress and on Dissemination & Communication activities.  Then, following parallel sessions were planned, focusing on particular ... read more

Towards a smart, efficient and sustainable heating and cooling sector

16 Feb 2016 - European Commission presents today the first strategy to optimise buildings' and industries' heating and cooling, a sector accounting for 50% of the EU's annual energy consumption.What is the first Heating and Cooling Strategy and what is its purpose?The EU Heating and Cooling Strategy is the first EU initiative addressing the energy used for heating and cooling in buildings and industry, which accounts for 50% of the EU's annual energy consumption. By making the sector ... read more

Progettazione integrata, con WikiHome un network di 400 corner specializzati in ristrutturazioni

29 Jan 2016 - Quando si decide di ristrutturare casa propria è piuttosto faticoso trovare chi riesce a dare consigli puntuali su come integrare soluzioni e tecnologia e su come scegliere tra le tante voci di capitolato rispondendo alla normativa vigente, con il miglior rapporto qualità-prezzo e con notevoli opportunità in termini di performance degli edifici. È partita da questa considerazione l'idea di una rete, WikiHome, che punta a fare squadra tra i rivenditori di materiale edilizio - 400 ... read more

The new energy paradigm for urban regeneration

5 Nov 2015 - "The real estate sector is going through a moment of crisis: public investment blocked, financial difficulties, disruption of local authorities, difficult access to credit for individuals and businesses, oppressive taxation, population aging, obsolescence and poor energy efficiency of the existing housing stock.This leads to a great opportunity to design new business models, able to free up resources that can enable the cities regeneration."Our partner Siti was interviewed ... read more
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