European Building Stock Observatory launched

European Building Stock Observatory launched

The European Commission has launched a new database on the EU’s building stock to monitor the energy performance of buildings across Europe. The database – called the EU Building Stock Observatory – provides information on buildings’ characteristics including their construction period, energy use, onsite renewable energy and renovation rates. The Observatory tracks energy performance levels […]

InnDEA Valencia examines the city’s needs for the Public Procurement of Innovation

InnDEA Valencia examines the city’s needs for the Public Procurement of Innovation

The procedure of Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI), seen as an important instrument of innovation policy, allows public authorities to encourage R+D+I processes and also the research of innovative solutions responding to the needs of the citizens.  InnDEA Valencia has examined the city’s needs to seek solutions by the Public Procurement of Innovation: energy efficiency and […]

Join CITYGML Energy Group Workshop in Ferrara on November 24

Join CITYGML Energy Group Workshop in Ferrara on November 24

Ferrara, one of ACCENT pilot cities in Italy,  will host a joint workshop regarding the development of a CityGML Application Domain Extension (ADE). This extension, named Energy ADE, extends the existing CityGML information model and aims at defining standardised energy-related features and attributes needed, for example, for building energy simulation purposes at city scale. The […]

The latest pilot city testing the ACCENT tool is Valencia

The latest pilot city testing the ACCENT tool is Valencia

During the last months the ACCENT team has been working on the implementation of ACCENT tool for the pilot city of Valencia. The Spanish partners, IVE and InnDEA, together with Valencia City provided complementary data necessary to adapt the tool to the Spanish context and more especially to Valencia. Data supplied was based mainly on […]

ACCENT co-designes its services with end users

ACCENT co-designes its services with end users

Since its very first phase, ACCENT project has involved future users to co-design an energy planning tool that matches users needs. During the second quarter of 2016, demo sessions of ACCENT with service providers were run in Paris and Bologna. In the demo sessions, the tool current services and planned developments were presented and participants […]

ACCENT contributed to “The Sustainable City XI” book

ACCENT contributed to “The Sustainable City XI” book

IVE, ACCENT partner in Spain, contributed to the 11th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (The Sustainable City 2016) in the Urban Strategies section presenting ACCENT tool. The paper “ACCENT: A pan-European co-created tool to take refurbishment decisions at city scale based on buildings energy performance” is available for free via the following link as included in the book “The […]

European Energy Efficiency Platform launched

European Energy Efficiency Platform launched

On April 5th, the European Joint Research Center presented the interactive and collaborative online European Energy Efficiency Platform. This beta platform is conceived to fill the gap opened by scattered data and fragmented knowledge resulting from a rapidly growing energy efficiency market. It is expected to be both a one-stop shop for information retrieval and […]

Social housing: how to cover costs for refurbishment?

Social housing: how to cover costs for refurbishment?

The LEMON project (Less Energy More Opportunities) gives an innovative answer to this question by combining new types of financing and lease contracts targettting social housing. Lemon will test new types of EPC (Energy Performance Contract) and EPTA (Energy Performance Tenancy Agreement) contracts, to support the refurbishment of 622 social housing homes in Parma and Reggio Emilia, […]

Highlights from Sunshine final conference in Bologna: building energy data at the core of the energy debate

Highlights from Sunshine final conference in Bologna: building energy data at the core of the energy debate

Unlocking the potential of building energy data availability in Europe has been the fil rouge of the Sunshine final conference and roundtable held on January 14th in the Auditorium Biagi of Bologna’s Sala Borsa with the collaboration of the city’s Urban Center. The European project Sunshine – Smart UrbaNServIces for Higher eNergy Efficiency– delivered innovative […]

Video about ACCENT event in Valencia

Video about ACCENT event in Valencia

Learn more about urban planning tools and strategies! Experts met in Valencia to discuss the latest trends in urban regeneration in the dedicated event organized by ACCENT partner IVE. Watch the video from the dedicated event “Thinking the city”  in Valencia where ACCENT was presented