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When will energy standards for buildings meet all expectations?

9 December 2019 eric morel 0

Until now, the building energy standards that have prevailed in Europe have been technical specifications recommending the implementation of technologies and solutions to achieve a partial technical performance. For example, this is the case in Switzerland with the Minergie standard, in Germany with the Passivhaus […]

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The battle to control the buildings energy systems

12 November 2018 eric morel 0

Our minds have been influenced for years by a world that was a priori based on simple concepts: the buildings energy systems were controlled by the electrician (and therefore by the electrical equipment manufacturers) and by the heating contractor (and therefore by the suppliers of […]

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The “Smart Grid Ready” building: a step forward?

15 May 2017 eric morel 0

For decades, or even more, the building has naturally been a clearly identifiable unit, from its construction to its eventual destruction. How does the building adapt or resist to the sharing of some systems such as heating and cooling? How should it prepare for its […]

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NZEB: a step forward or backward for energy efficiency?

27 February 2017 eric morel 0

Building thermal regulations have evolved over the last few decades in different European countries by tightening the thermal performance requirements of buildings to asymptotic levels of performance that will now be expensive to exceed. The main challenge now lies in the effective and radical improvement […]

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Is NZEB a promising concept for Smart Cities?

8 February 2016 eric morel 0

In Europe, the NZEB (Nearly Zero-Energy Building) stands as the future standard for buildings meeting the requirements of the Directive 2010/31 / EU that defines the energy performance to be achieved by the construction sector in particular after 2020. A similar evolution of the legislation […]