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Call for SP2017 proposals (CfP) deadline extension – 1st MAY

For those who think it’s too late to present Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) and smart grid solutions at Sustainable Places 2017, good news! The CfP has been extended until 1st May. Please click the below button and return the application for abstract consideration of posters, workshops, presentations, and conference papers that are eligible for publication in the conference proceedings or the Buildings journal special issue. [ddownload…

Invitations extended to selected authors for consideration in the BUILDINGS journal SP2017 special issue

The following conference papers are invited to extend their work for potential inclusion into the SP2017 Buildings Journal special issue (MPDI): “Multimodel-based exploration of the building design space and its uncertainty” Hervé Pruvost, Peter Katranuschkov, Raimar Scherer, Technical University of Dresden (BuildingSMART) “EU support for innovation and market uptake in smart buildings under the Horizon 2020 framework programme” Philippe Moseley, European Commission, Executive Agency for SME’s (EASME) “Identifying the…

OptEEmAL: publication highlights “A comprehensive ontologies-based framework to support retrofitting design of energy-efficient districts”

“A comprehensive ontologies-based framework to support retrofitting design of energy-efficient districts” Authored by: G. Costa & Á. Sicilia – ARC, La Salle Engineering and Architecture, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain G.N. Lilis & D.V. Rovas – Department of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece J. Izkara – Construction unit, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Bizkaia, Spain Abstract As part of the Europe 2020 strategy, one…

OptEEmAL: Background info on the SP2017 workshop hosting project

What is the OptEEmAL Platform? The project aims to provide stakeholders with a web-based Platform for District Energy-Efficient Retrofitting Design, which will support integrated design methodologies for the systemic delivery of optimised designs, based on an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach for building and district retrofitting projects and can help reduce uncertainties and the time during this process, resulting in significantly improved solutions when compared…

HOLISTEEC papers and public deliverable reports available for open download

In this figure the AS-IS and TO-BE processes of HOLISTEEC are shown. The use of simulation tools in traditional processes (i.e. AS-IS process) is mainly related to the design phases, while in the TO-BE process a widespread use of simulation tools is foreseen along the whole process implementation. Moreover, as shown, the BIM-based platform will include an evaluation framework common to all project phases so…

HOLISTEEC announces their 4th collaboration with the Sustainable Places Community members for SP2017

HOLISTEEC has confirmed their collaboration with SP2017, and is reaching out to fellow SP contributors (Design4Energy, eeEmbedded, and STREAMER) to plan the works. HOLISTEEC has participated with previous SP events as follows: 2014: Within the framework of Sustainable Places 2014 (1-3 October 2014, http://sustainableplaces.eu/past-events/sp2014/), a paper has been submitted and during the workshop dedicated to eeBuilding KPI, a presentation has been prepared by D’Appolonia 2015: presentation…

HOLISTEEC: New video introduces the project and the concept of the KPI tool developed by VTT

In the framework of the project, the first step towards the optimization of the overall building design process has corresponded to the definition of a “full life-cycle aware” novel design methodology. The developed methodology is based on: Collaborative and integrated approach in order to involve in the decision-making process all the strategic stakeholders, increasing the harmonization among the design of the different building design components…

HOLISTEEC project is demonstrated in four European pilots

Validation process is a strategic step to guide the implementation and evaluation of a new methodology. The usefulness of a methodology could be assessed referring both to its effectiveness and efficiency by means respectively of a qualitative evaluation of the methodology structure and of a quantitative analysis of its performance. Theoretical validation phase through an ad hoc meeting, all the relevant stakeholders will analyze methodology…

SP2017 WS N° 3: PERFORMER Deployment activities at pilot sites

Over the last 18 months PERFORMER partners have been working steadily on configuration, installation and testing of the monitoring system in the project’s four Pilot Site buildings in France, Poland, Spain and the UK. The monitoring systems at each site consist of both existing equipment already used for the normal control of the sites and additional hardware needed to fill gaps in existing sensor systems.…

SP2017 WS N°1: STREAMER Implementers Community

The Implementers Community of the STREAMER project in conjunction with the real demonstration projects will serve as examples of energy-efficient healthcare districts, addressing both new developments and retrofitting cases. Several demonstrator workshops are planned for 2017, if you would like to know how to make use of STREAMER tools and to collaborate with researchers, practitioners and policy-makers during activities that are planned in workshops, you…

SP2017 WS N°2: MAS2TERING organizes DCAI’17 session

as part of the 14th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence (DCAI’17) a smart grid clustering workshop is being co-organized by participants of Fuse-it and MAS2TERING projects.  This special session is motivated by the need for Europe to transition its energy markets into smart energy systems that support bi-directional flows of revenue, energy and information, the increased penetration of distributed energy resources (DER), and…

SP2017 becomes an official Energy Day of the EU Sustainable Energy Week

Organised by local public and private organisations, Energy Days are activities and events that raise awareness of energy efficiency and renewables. Any activity can be an Energy Day – from a workshop, to a competition, to a tour of a power station – all engage citizens and energy stakeholders in building the Energy Union. WHEN? Energy Days take place throughout the month of June. They…

SP2017 WS N°4: OptEEmAL using a multi-stakeholder approach

A specialty of the OptEEmAL project is the direct involvement of the end-users in the development process of the platform: Three of the consortium members are directly in charge of designing retrofitting projects at district level. They play a central role in the design of the platform and an even more crucial one for its validation procedure. The partners Habitech, Fomento San Sebastián and the…