The Technology Futures Institute (TFI) at Teesside University is an international leader in key areas of research and innovation related to sustainable energy. It held its annual research day on the 15th of May, 2012. Keynote speakers included some SEMANCO partners as:•Mr Jørgen Hvid - senior consultant at RAMBOLL, a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark•Professor Leandro Madrazo - School of Architecture La Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, a leader in the application of IT to sustainable building and urban design•Mr David Lynch - research officer from National Energy Action, which promotes energy efficiency services to tackle fuel poverty The construction crews have already moved into the Cruddas Park site on the West End of Newcastle. Very shortly, university researchers will be joining them. The high-rises built in the 1960s were part of then council leader T Dan Smith’s “city in the sky” concept. But the Riverside Dene project which replaces them will feature massively increased energy efficiency and a biomass heating system... more DownloadSEMANCO has been introduced via teleconference to the participants of the Workshop Linked Data in Architecture and Construction, organized by SmartLab and Multimedia Lab of the University of Ghent, Belgium Progress on the initial phase of the research was discussed at the meeting hosted by the Politecnico di TorinoThe SEMANCO project has been disseminated through the newsletter of the PTEC (the Spanish counterpart of the ECTP European Construction Technology Platform)... more (Spanish)Third yearly coordination meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the use case methodology design and implementation, alignments between on-going tasks and procedures to make the first year reporting; hosted by the National Energy Action (NEA)Promoted by the Cassandra project, Cassandra, Wattalyst, Nobel, SEMANCO, CITINES and E-Price European projects met at ERASMUS University, to share their experiences and discover common approaches and solutionsA poster and an oral presentation of SEMANCO were presented at this event organized by EurekaBuild2, a network of companies, research centers and universities dedicated to generating projects in the area of constructionEurekaBuild2 agendaSEMANCO will participate in the 3rd Workshop on eeBuildings Data Models which will take place within the ECPPM 2012 conference, to be celebrated in Reykjavik, IcelandWorkshop informationThe purpose of the knowledge management system developed in SEMANCO is to facilitate the interaction between the different domains involved in the application of semantic technologies to energy efficiency, in urban planning; such as, energy efficiency, planning, and semantic technologiesWikiPresentation of SEMANCO in the 5th Conference of the European Construction Technology Platform, ECTP/E2BA... moreDownloadThe kick-off meeting has taken place in Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle The second “Synergies on ICT & Energy Efficiency” meeting took place on January 16th 2013, in Valencia, Spain, at the ETRA headquarters. Representatives of the EU funded projects Wattalyst, Nobel, Skynet, Beams and SEMANCO presented the results obtained in the on-going projects and discussed possible applications of the outcomes in other projects.SEMANCO researchers take part on the Vocabulary Camp that is taking place in Brussels, 21-22 February 2013. This is the second VoCamp organized by the FP7 project Adapt4EE and it will be dedicated to enriching BIM models used during design phases for enhanced energy performance analysis and simulation. Thirty-eight participants and 16 projects took part in the two day event. For details of the workshop programme, presentations and outcomes visit the workshop blogNEA presented the SEMANCO project’s approah to tackling urban carbon emissions in the Sustainable Cities subject group of the UK’s Greenbuild Expo on the 8th May. To find out more about Greenbuild Expo, vist the website.Technology Futures Institute annual research day - Sustainable energy: a bright future.15 May 2012, United KingdomSEMANCO in the local news12 Jan 2012, United KingdomOn-line presentation in the Workshop Linked Data28 Mar 2012, BelgiumSEMANCO partners hold their second face to face meeting in Torino27-28 Jan 2012, ItalySEMANCO at the Spanish Construction Technology Platform (Plataforma Technológica Española de Construcción - PTEC) 13 Apr 2012, SpainSEMANCO partners hold their third face to face meeting in Newcastle Upon Tyne31 May and 01 Jun 2012, United KingdomPotential Synergies on ICT & Energy Efficiency 14 Jun 2012, The NetherlandsSEMANCO at the EurekaBuild2 Brokerage Event 12 Jun 2012, SpainSEMANCO participated in the 3rd Workshop on eeBuildings Data Models25-27 Jul 2012, IcelandSEMANCO Wiki08 Oct 2012SEMANCO at the ECTP conferenceSEMANCO partners meet together4-5 Oct 2011, Poland13-14 Sep 2011, SpainSecond Synergies on ICT & Energy Efficiency meeting16 Jan 2013SEMANCO researchers participate in the 2nd VoCamp on Building Information Models (BIM)21-22 Feb 2013SEMANCO host “Analysing and Visualising Energy Related Data in our Buildings, Towns and Cities” Workshop in Barcelona11-12 April 2013SEMANCO at Greenbuild Expo, UK8-9 May2013New SEMANCO reports available on our tools for Building Extraction and Classification and for Energy Analysis.Read the reports hereNew SEMANCO reportsJune 20139-11th September 2013SEMANCO at the NEA Annual ConferenceSEMANCO was presented at the NEA Annual Conference which took place in Harrogate. To find out more about the conference, visit the website.16-18th September 2013SEMANCO at the ICT for sustainable cities conferenceTwo SEMANCO papers were presented at the recent ICT for Sustainable cities conference in Nice. Leandro Madrazo and Alvaro Sicilia presented a paper about the ontology building process within SEMANCO at the workshop on EEB Data Models. This paper is available here. Tracey Crosbie presented a paper at the workshop on EEB Key Performance indicators. This paper is available here. To find out more about the conference, visit the website.