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A renovation strategy for Europe?

A renovation strategy for Europe?

It was in 1970 when the Beatles released The Long and Winding Road. With the onslaught of the first major oil crisis only four years later, it could be the anthem for energy policy ever since. The beginning of the road was a push to start with more insulation in our buildings in order to … Continue reading

Coping with heatwaves through better design

Coping with heatwaves through better design

This has been a particularly hot summer in Australia. This means that people turn to air conditioning to improve comfort and reduce heat-related stress. With the impact of changes in climate, the problem is going to get worse, not only in Australia but in many other regions of the globe. Lydia Hales writes in The … Continue reading

Home automation and achieving energy efficiency

Home automation and achieving energy efficiency

With the increased use of automation controls, Sam Edwards writes on the Phys.org website about how home automation can play a role in improving energy efficiency.   Smart buildings: energy efficiency at what price? Automating heating and other environmental controls can bring huge savings to commercial buildings. To what extent is it possible to achieve … Continue reading

New report by BPIE assesses readiness of EU countries in their transition to smart buildings

New report by BPIE assesses readiness of EU countries in their transition to smart buildings

Europe is gripped in the trend towards improving our buildings and infrastructure through “smart” techniques. The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has recently published a report assessing how prepared EU member states are for this transition.   European countries are missing smart buildings opportunities Analysis by the on the readiness of EU countries to transition … Continue reading