Smart Cities & Buildings
Innovators: €7.68 million Research and Development funding to dramatically change renovations
The Horizon-project procuRE has released the Research and Development services tender (TED) calling for the development of breakthrough solutions to renovate existing buildings to be supplied with 100% renewable supply. The deadline for submission is 22.2.22. Six cities offer suppliers €7.68 million to design, develop, and test an innovative Renovation Approach capable of generating Renovation Packages. It is expected that suppliers will follow an active approach, optimising heavy loads in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, adding intelligent (remote) control, energy production and storage while responding to specific usage requirements. The initial delivery of the Renovation Package is to be turnkey-ready. A suppliers Renovation approach is expected to constitute a complete set of methods, technologies, services and devices integrated in a well-documented toolkit which includes at least: building assessment framework, system design and control approach, data management, financing and contracting models.Read Full article
Facade greening - "Good for the environment and the feel-good factor".
Planted facades and roofs are not only visually eye-catching, they also improve the urban climate. Intense sunlight, high temperatures and a high degree of density in cities promote the so-called heat island effect. Green roofs largely manage without irrigation.Read Full article
Is the future of flight smaller, local and more decentralised?
Before Covid19 the aviation sector was pegged for year on year growth. The energy transition and digitalisation change the way we need to think about aviation. Hydrogen and Batteries come with energy density challenges. Airports are frustrating places causing.Read Full article
How data can increase the re-use of waste energy
EnergyLab Nordhavn sits on the edge of Copenhagen, overlooking the Øresund Strait. The large-scale research and demonstration project has been a hive of activity for the last five years. It is based on Copenhagens power.Read Full article
Eurovision – how energy efficiency became a showstopper
The Eurovision Song Contest website lists German based Osram as a partner. Last year the show was cancelled because of Covid-19. It turns out that Osram uses its Bergamo-based subsidiary, Claypaky, developer of professional lighting.Read Full article
Pre-commercial procurement for 100% renewable retrofits
The EU Horizon 2020 project procuRE is offering €7.68 million for RandD services in building technology and renewables. It is financed by the cities of Nuremberg (Germany), Istanbul (Turkey), Velenje (Slovenia),.Read Full article
35 million time bomb: what’s up with the EU Renovation Wave?
The EU's Renovation Wave aims to renovate 35 million buildings between now and 2030. That means about 3.5 million buildings annually. Adrian Joyce says there is an annual green investment gap of up to €275 billion. But he says.Read Full article
Contribution of startups to the energy transition in the building sector
An energy turnaround in the heating market requires greater efficiency and the greatest possible reduction in the use of fossil fuels. The energy supply of buildings accounts for around 30 percent of Germanys greenhouse gas emissions. About a quarter of companies can be assigned to .Read Full article
How do we get the renovation wave rolling in Germany?
The European Union announced a major renovation wave last fall. It wants to double the rate of renovation in existing buildings over the next ten years. Efficient new buildings are important, but they contribute little to achieving climate protection targets. If no additional measures.Read Full article
New report from JRC: Enabling Positive Energy Districts across Europe: energy efficiency couples renewable energy
New report by European Commissions Joint Research Centre. It aims to understand how to handle energy performance targets. This is a relatively new endeavour in both scientific research and realised projects. There are several ‘zero energy and ‘energy community concepts that.Read Full article