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IEA EBC Annex 83 Positive Energy Districts
IEA EBC Annex 83 on Positive Energy Districts is enhancing international co-operation on a positive energy district (PED) development. The website gives an overview on the PED concepts and describes the annex 83 subtasks, give newsletter and publications. a collaboration between the EBC Annex 83 and the HPT Annex 61 has been established.
IEA SHC Task 66 Solar Energy Buildings
The IEA SHC Task will focus on the development of economical energy supply concepts for high solar fractions of single-family buildings, multi-story residential buildings and building blocks or distinguished parts of a city (communities) for both, new buildings and the comprehensive refurbishment of existing buildings. A central component of the energy supply concept development is the synergetic consideration of the interaction with grid infrastructures (electricity and heat) in the sense of bidirectional flexibility.The targeted solar thermal and solar electrical fractions depend significantly on the climate zone. An exchange between the Annexes has been established.
Joint Programming Initative JPI Urban Europe
JPI Urban Europe was created in 2010 to address the global urban challenges of today with the ambition to develop a European research and innovation hub on urban matters and create European solutions by means of coordinated research.
JPI Urban Europe welcomes anyone with a drive and concern to improve 21st century urban life. Our task is to connect public authorities, civil society, scientists, innovators, business and industry to provide a new environment for research and innovation. We offer experimental zones and long-term research infrastructures in a broad sense. Our mission is to develop knowledge, tools and platforms for dialogue on urban transitions.
Driving Urban Transition DUT
The DUT Partnership steps up the game to tackle urban challenges. Through research and innovation and capacity building, we enable local authorities and municipalities, service and infrastructure providers, and citizens to translate global strategies into local action.
We develop the skills and tools to make urban change happen and boost the urgently needed urban transformations towards a sustainable future with enhanced quality of life in cities.
Positive Energy Districts European Network
The COST Action Positive Energy Districts European Network (PED-EU-NET) aims to mobilise researchers and other relevant stakeholders across different domains and sectors to drive the deployment of Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) in Europe through open sharing of knowledge, exchange of ideas, pooling of resources, experimentation of new methods and co-creation of novel solutions. among other activities the PED-EU-NET is also creating a map of PED projects.
European Heat Pump Association
The European Heat Pump Association represents the interestsof the European heat pump industry on international level. The EHPA has several working groups on heat pump relevant topics. The website provides market statistics and publishes a newsletter.
International Institute of Refrigeration
The IIR’s mission is to promote knowledge of refrigeration technology and all its applications in order to address today’s major issues, including food safety and protection of the environment (reduction of global warming, prevention of ozone depletion), and the development of the least developed countries (food, health). The IIR commits itself to improving quality of life and promotes sustainable development. Website in English and French.
REHVA is the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations representing a network of more than 100 000 engineers from 27 countries. REHVA is the professional pan-European organization dedicated to the improvement of health, comfort and energy efficiency in all buildings and communities.
A newsletter containing information and articles on HVAC technologies and nZEB is published, as well.
International Passive House Association (iPHA)
iPHA is an independent and objective network of Passive House stakeholders including architects, planners, scientists, suppliers, manufacturers, contractors and property developers. It works to promote the Passive House Standard and foster a greater public understanding of its significance. Encouraging the exchange of Passive House knowledge, iPHA communicates with the media, the general public and the entire range of construction professionals. The objective is to advance the Passive House Standard worldwide as well as the quality for which it stands.
Build up Portal
BUILD UP is a new environment for building professionals, local authorities and building occupants willing to share their experience on how to cut energy consumption in buildings. BUILD UP is to promote the exchange of all the best practices, tools and technologies available across Europe for an effective implementation of energy-saving measures in buildings.
Building Performance Institute Europe
BPIE is a not-for-profit policy research institute located in Brussels, dedicated to improving the energy performance of buildings across Europe. The focus of teh think-do-tank is knowledge creation and dissemination for evidence-based policy making and implemen-tation at national level.