Structural thermal energy storage in heavy weight buildings

  Client:  CEMBUREAU – The European Cement Association Period:  2016 Work To overcome the growing unbalance between energy demand and renewable energy generation, an increased flexibility is required from the demand side (i.e. the consumer). Orchestrated in a new energy infra- and market structure, e.g. so-called smart grids, buildings can play a significant role in[…]

Energy landscapes: What a Flemish energy landscape could look like

  Client:  A consortium of VLM, VITO, VEA, Team Vlaams Bouwmeester and Ruimte Vlaanderen Period:  2013 – 2014 Team:  Posad, 3E, Geografie UGent en Resourcedesign Work Just like any other region in Europe, Flanders faces the challenge of a full transition from a fossil energy system to a renewable and sustainable energy system. This means[…]

COZEB I, II & III – Cost-optimal energy performance levels for Wallonia

  Period:  2012 – 2013 (COZEB I), 2013 – 2015 (COZEB II), 2016 – present (COZEB III) Client:  SPW-DGO4 Work Following a comprehensive study performed by 3E (in collaboration with ULg and UMons), the consortium recently analysed cost-effective energy renovation strategies for Walloon real estate (houses, apartment buildings, offices…) (COZEB II). The aim was to[…]

New EPB requirements and methodology for non-residential buildings as of 2017

  Client:  Flemish Energy Agency (VEA) Period:  January – September 2016 Team:  3E, Thomas More, Bauphi, WTCB Work When considering today’s building permit applications for non-residential buildings in Belgium, only offices and schools are currently subject to primary energy requirements. Other specific non-residential building types (the so called ASB) are not covered by primary energy[…]

A Guide for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

  Client:  Vlaams EnergieAgentschap (VEA) Period:  2014 Team: 3E, Visuality Work Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) have a very high energy performance and use a very limited amount of primary energy for heating, cooling, sanitary hot water (in housing sector), lighting (in office buildings) and ventilation. The nearly zero or very low amount of energy required[…]

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District heating tariffs based on the next-alternative technology

  Client:  Infrax Period:  2015 Team:  3E, Ingenium Work The heat tariff at the cost of the next-alternative technology is the upper boundary for which the willingness to pay by the end user (the client of the heat network) is considered equal to the reference situation (considering a gas condensation boiler). This methodology defines the[…]

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How to become an NZEB expert?

  Period:  2015 – present Team:  DMI Vastgoed, Louis De Waele, CORES Development, Willemen Real Estate Work In order to stay ahead of the new strict energetic regulations towards 2020, real estate developers need to consolidate their business model and make the difference on the market. With that in mind and by focusing on the[…]

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Future EPB requirements for residential buildings

  Client:  Vlaams Energieagentschap (VEA) Period:  2014 – 2015 Team:  3E, Ugent, Th!nk E and TriZone Work 3E (in collaboration with Ugent, Th!nk E and Tri.zone) made a proposal for a new building envelope indicator and a new normalisation of the primary energy-indicator. The study was commissioned by the Flemish Energy Agency (VEA) in close[…]