Newsletter 01

Action in SEB-21

We are delighted to announce our 1st Conference Session as part of the 13th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, which will take place on 15-17 September 2021 in Split, Croatia (SEB-21). The Special Session is jointly organised by the IEA EBC Annex 83 and it will be dedicated to research on Positive Energy Districts (PEDs).

The call for papers is open and you are cordially invited to submit high-quality papers on topics related to PEDs. Submissions for the conference must be made as complete papers (there is no abstract submission stage). Full papers will be reviewed and if accepted and presented, they may be published in a volume of the KES Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies series by Springer.

For more information, please check out the conference website and the flyer of the Special Session. If you intend to submit a paper for the special session, please fill in the paper tracking form. When preparing the paper, please use the official template.

Deadline for submission of full papers (camera-ready) is 4 June 2021.

2nd Action MC Meeting

As announced earlier, the 2nd Management Committee Meeting of the Action will take place on the 5th May. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the meeting will be hosted online this time.

The meeting aims to update MC Members about the Action including the development of the network, progress of the Working Groups, revision of budget plan, upcoming activities, etc. All MC Members will receive an official invitation and the agenda via e-COST shortly.

Mapping Survey and PED Database

The work on the PED database is steadily progressing. To ensure that the database contain a wide range of PED projects, we would like to invite you to provide information on PED-relevant projects that you are or have been involved in. This renewed survey intends to collect information of projects, which are not included in the 1st mapping survey carried out in December 2020.

Please fill in the survey if there are new projects that you would like to add. Subsequent to this initial survey, a more detailed data collection based on the listed projects will follow in April-May 2021.

Short-Term Scientific Missions and ITC Grants

After the 1st round of proposal call, 4 Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) were selected. The missions will take place in Spring-Summer this year and their outcomes will contribute to the work of WG 1 and 2. The next round of proposal call will be launched soon.

Besides, we will also launch the call for ITC Conference Grants soon. The grant aims to support PhD students and ECI researchers from participating Inclusiveness Target countries (ITC) to attend international conferences.

Call for Experts

WG4 aims to produce high-level outcomes. Owing to the multidisciplinary nature of PEDs, we would need to form a team of experts on different topics to refer to for the various activities of WG4 (training schools, document & paper revisions, etc.). If you would like to join the Expert team, please fill in this form.

Call for Ambassadors

Alignment and coordination are very important and we are seeking Action members who are also involved in other relevant initiatives on PEDs to build the connection.

If you would like to introduce us to other relevant initiatives or networks and act as the bridge in between, please fill in this form. We will contact you for further discussion.

News from Action Members

The Special Issue “Sustainable Integrated Planning of Positive Energy Districts” in the journal Sustainability is calling for papers, please check out the journal webpage for more information.

Latest Updates

During 29-30 June 2023 in Lisbon, PED-EU-NET is pleased to host a conference on Energy in Built Environment: Climate driven solutions for next generation EU cities. This event convenes diverse actors to advance urban energy transformation.
Please consider applying to one of the 2023 STSM Hosting Proposals put forward by Action partner institution DTU. Download
COST Action CA19126 PED-EU-NET
Positive Energy Districts European Network
Training School Call for Applicants
“Implementing Positive Energy Districts (PED). Learning from Zürich”
17-21 September 2023, ZHAW Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Facility Management, Zürich, Switzerland
COST Action PED-EU-NET Conference ‘Energy in Built Environment: Climate-Driven Solutions for Next Generation EU Cities’
Lisbon, 29-30 June 2023
Title: Indicators for regenerative, positive energy district renovation Overview The performance of PED developments is measured by defining Keys Performance Indicators (KPIs). Currently several existing KPI systems are available for sustainable developments, and some exist for regenerative developments...
Title: PED task force for PED framework development Overview The goal of this STSM was setting up a framework for policy/regulatory/economic PED + data collection on national frameworks. The working plan was divided into four phases. In the...
Please consider applying to this VM Collaboration Proposal put forward by Demir and CVUT.
Virtual Mobility Grants (VMGs) are part of the new Virtual Networking Tools, which aim to develop skills and capacities through virtual collaboration between researchers across Europe. VMGs foster the establishment of existing networks through virtual collaborations by sharing knowledge, learning new skills and techniques, co-producing deliverables, and disseminating the Action results. Make use of this opportunity to apply for a VM grant now!
Please consider applying to one of the 2023 STSM Hosting Proposals put forward by Action partner institutions ABUD, CVUT and Dalarna University
This COST Action (PED-EU-NET) encourages Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs). STSMs are research visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between COST Action Participants. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives...
Read the third instalment of updates from PED-EU-NET, with a wrap-up of Action activities during 2022, overview of upcoming activities during 2023, and lots of exciting news related to Positive Energy Districts and more!
Title: Towards a sustainability assessment of Positive Energy Districts: methodologies, case studies and applications Overview An overview of relevant PEDs real cases will be provided, showing 3 different aspects with regards to environmental challenges for energy cities, and...
Title: Alignment of Parameters with Pioneer Initiatives (IEA EBC Annex 83, JPI Urban Europe) for the Comprehensive PED Database Overview WG1 (PED Mapping, Characterization and Learning) aims at mapping concepts, strategies, best practices, technological and non-technological innovations related...
Overview After a long period of the pandemic, the grantee found the chance to meet with several researchers / experts that are already collaborating for the development of the PED Database that is being generated under CA19126 PED...
Title: Process learning in energy transition: Czech Technical University – University of Manchester Overview Tomáš Vácha collaborated with professor J. Evans on the topic of process learning and innovation management in urban innovation and energy transition in the...
PED-EU-NET convened researchers, policymakers and administrators from across Europe at its PED Conference in Amsterdam in June 2022. We exchanged ideas, gained novel insights, and learned from excursions to local PED sites. An online pre-planning meeting ensured the...
3-5 October 2022, Dalarna University, Borlänge, Sweden As part of the dissemination activities coordinated by WG4 “Dissemination, Outreach, and Exploitation”, and with the financial support of the European Union, thirty-tree members of the Action CA19126 “Positive Energy Districts...
For a special issue of the Norwegian Journal of Geography Stavanger, Norway – 24 & 25 March 2022 Workshop programme Note on format: We devote 45 minutes to each paper, with three papers per 150-minute session, and 5-10 minute...
The purpose of the Virtual Mobility (VM) was to collaborate within ‘PED-EU-NET’ COST Action to acquire information, data and tools for the development of an interactive, updatable and user-friendly PED-Database. The Database was conceived as a tool that...