The video interview about results from MOOVIDA project

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The 6th Meeting of the MOVIDA project in Graz Austria, the 16th and 17st of September

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5th MOVIDA project-meeting, 30th and 31st of May in Varna, Bulgaria

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Updated the information related to the energy efficiency in buildings including the new legislation in Spain (published last 13th April 2013) with the partial transposition of EPBD 2002/91/CE concerning to the energy certification and labeling of existing buildings.

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First inspection campaign was on Wednesday the 22nd of February 2012 at the Cyprus University of Technology

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Within the frameworks of the MOVIDA project many events are planned, both at national and international level. Below you may find information about the events that already took place:

Project kick-off meeting: Bologna (IT)/ 27 May 2011, AGRITURISMO DULCAMARA

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2nd Project partners meeting: Ljubljana (Slovenia)/ 25-26 November 2011, M-hotel

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Welcome to the website of the European project MOVIDA

The main objective of MOVIDA was to improve the energy efficiency of HVAC systems for both the domestic sector and the tertiary sector. The project aimed to change the mode of carrying out inspections adapting or to the new European regulations on energy efficiency in buildings*, complementing the tasks of operating and maintaining with a study of energy efficiency.

*The European Performance of Building Directive, Directive 2010/31/EU “Recast”, requires that Member States organize inspections of Boilers and of Air Conditioning systems, to reduce energy consumption and limiting carbon dioxide emissions, and that these inspections be carried out in an independent manner by qualified and/or accredited experts, whether operating as sole traders or employed by public or private enterprise bodies.
The EPBD) Directive requires that the inspection report contains also a comparison of the energy performance of the system inspected with that of the best available system feasible and a system of similar type for which all relevant components achieve the level of energy performance required by the applicable legislation, and recommendations for the cost-effective improvement of the energy performance of the system of the building or parts thereof.

MOVIDA, short for “MOVing from Inspection to Domestic Advice by service companies”, was co-funded by the European Union under the Intelligent Energy – Europe programme and run from May 2011 until November 2013.

During the course of the project, MOVIDA tested a new approach based on service staff already operating commercially on systems, performing O&M, or environmental controls (chimney sweepers) or energy auditing. This approach provides an added value to existing services by supplying recommendations and advice to their clients while minimising disturbance.

The project elaborated and tested this new approach for inspection of heating, cooling ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) by developing a series of inspections campaigns. The project produced all the necessary elements for providing good quality inspections, including:

· An on-line inspection tool

· Inspection reports for each participant country

· Evaluation analysis for the inspection campaigns in each participant country

· Training material in 7 languages (publicly and freely available)

During the project, a total of 4 740 inspections were carried out in 7 EU countries. The results for each country can be found on

Overall the inspection campaigns were very successful. Most inspections identified several low-cost possibilities to improve the energy efficiency of HVAC systems (between 5-15% energy reduction at no cost). The inspections were also well received and valued by the owners and tenants.

The main conclusion of MOVIDA is that regular inspections have an important role to play in increasing and maintaining energy efficiency. This is supported by new and existing technologies that offer different approaches and possibilities to reduce energy consumption in cost-effective ways.


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