Is it time to start working for low energy buildings in South-East Europe?

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Is it time to start working for low energy buildings in South-East Europe?


The answer is yes as it will help the Region to develop the nearly zero-energy standard for reducing at a high extend the energy consumption. According to the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) this could be done by combining policy with support measures. The governments should make buildings part of their total energy strategy. The key for implementing the nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB) is the political will in every country. In February, the Bulgarian Parliament accepted amendments to the Energy Efficiency Act, which foresee working out of a national plan for the increase of the number of nZEB and introduction of certificates for energy performance.

It is important to start implementing the newest technologies that will bring considerable energy and CO2 savings and thus to reduce the energy bills. In order Zero-Energy Buildings to become a reality we need substantial supporting measures as attractive financial or fiscal incentives. This step will create numerous jobs in the construction sector and in the supply chain industry and will improve the living conditions.

Smart Buildings Conference & Exhibition will be held as a part of the 9th South-East European Forum on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Some of the speakers who will participate in the Zero Energy Buildings session are Oliver Rapf (Buildings Performance Institute Europe, Belgium); Rafael Bointner (Energy Economics Group, Austria) and Adrian M Joyce (EuroACE, Belgium).  

The European Patent Office, Techem and Smart Home are among the exhibitors od Smart Buildings, which will span across the following branches: building automation systems /BAS/, building management systems /BMS/, fire & security systems, HVAC management systems, management of audio and video systems, lighting, consultancy & projects development, etc.

We are presenting below some of our partners and we hope that you find interesting facts and news on their websites.  

Have an enjoyable reading!
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Energy Efficient Buildings Association (E2BA)


A European Innovation Development Strategy towards Energy-efficient Buildings Luc Bourdeau, Stefano Carosio (E2BA), Belgium

A Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Industry and the European Commission

The key objective of the Energy Efficient Buildings Association (E2BA), representing a large set of stakeholders of the construction sector and associated technology sectors, is to promote the creation of an active industry for the production, supply/distribution of advanced systems, solutions and added value services with a view to satisfy the needs on energy efficiency for the built environment.

The Association is engaged since 2009 in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP EeB) with the European Commission (EC) to develop and deploy a full Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) program at EU level. As a matter of fact, buildings provide a large untapped cost effective potential for energy savings, but in order to speed up the deployment of key technologies at least cost, it is crucial to increase innovation in the fields of energy efficient construction processes, products and services. /?? ???/

The running PPP EeB

The PPP EeB was launched as part of the economic recovery plan in 2008. The EeB PPP uses existing FP7 mechanisms whilst providing a midterm approach to R&D activities. It brings together various Directorates Generals (DGs): DG Research and Innovation (Nano, Materials & Processes, and Environment priorities), DG Energy, and DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, in close dialogue with industry.  

An overall vision till 2030

The E2BA ambition is to drive the creation of an innovative high-tech energy efficiency industry extending the scope of the running EeB PPP beyond 2013. Connecting construction industry to other built environment system suppliers will be the decisive step for Europe to reach its economic, social and environmental goals, contributing to the objectives of the Innovation Union. By creating and fostering this paradigm shift, EU companies will become competitive on a global level in the design, construction and operation of the built environment while sustaining local economies across EU-27 through job creation and skills enhancement, driven by the vast majority of SMEs active in the value chain.

In line with the ambitious 2050 targets, it is expected that already in 2030 the entire value chain will produce advanced systems, solutions and high value services for intelligent and sustainable buildings and districts.

A Research and Innovation Strategy

The innovation rationale proposed by industry is to develop and validate a set of innovative integrated to novel tools, technology and process components covering the whole value chain.

A systemic approach will reinforce the value chain optimization approach initiated in the PPP EeB. It will require more dedicated R&D and innovation activities covering each of the following components of the value chain:

  •     design and commissioning with novel approaches to narrow down the gaps existing between performance by design and performance when built,
  •     structural parts where material processing innovations will allow further reducing the CO2 embodied footprint of the structural components over the life cycle of new buildings,
  •     building envelopes, which protect the build environment from external aggressions while reducing space heating/cooling demands by a smart use of renewable energies with the help of thermal storage,
  •     energy equipment (heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation) and their control systems which have to be sized down since energy demand is lowered, but must also be user centric to optimize in real time energy demand and supply,
  •     construction processes where combining pre-manufacturing of critical components and self-inspection/automation of construction tasks increases quality and productivity of construction workers,
  •     building energy management systems able to optimize supply and demand according to price signals sent to consumers, but also energy cooperation between buildings at district level,
  •     end of life optimisation in view of recycling/reusing demolition wastes.


www.e2b-ei.eu

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LonMark International

Mark International is a global membership organization created to promote and advance the business of efficient and effective integration of open, multi-vendor control systems utilizing ISO/IEC 14908-1 and related standards.

ISO/IEC have approved the LonWorks platform to the highest level of international standards recognition.

This ratification will enhance the adoption and usage of this technology within the worldwide controls market and specifically in the buildings vertical. While the LonWorks platform is also used in many other markets, such as outdoor lighting, transportation, utility, process control, and home automation, the majority of the millions of installed devices have been installed in or around buildings projects.

www.lonmark.org

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Inteligentny Budynek

The Inteligentny Budynek magazine’s mission is to provide up-to-date information on building technologies and solutions. The target readership includes professionals who take part in planning, designing, contracting and managing modern buildings.

The Inteligentny Budynek bimonthly covers such issues as intelligent building functions, smart grid, HVAC and automation systems, computer-based building supervision and management systems, and integrating software solutions with building automation. We will keep track of the global trends relating to smart building solutions.

www.inteligentnybudynek.eu

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ReteIngegneri.it, ReteArchitetti.it and CercaGeometra.it  

The network of three websites, offers a range of services to professionals (engineers, architects and surveyors) and companies operating in similar sectors. The professional activity of our users presents some common aspects in terms of problems, needs or simply issues of interest. The main objective of the network is to identify and focus on these aspects, and work out solutions that best meet the needs resulting therefrom. This process is carried out through a continuous interaction with our subscribers (currently about 11,000). The portals also benefit of high internet visibility and a large number of qualified visitors interested in the topics addressed. Our services include: internet visibility, information services, training opportunities, media partnerships with events, development and maintenance of websites and conventions for members.

www.reteingegneri.it   www.retearchitetti.it   www.cercageometra.it

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