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  • Thermie and European Building Information System (THEBIS); A New Tool for the Dissemination and Proper Management of Building Demonstration Projects


THEBIS is a computer database containing information on demonstration projects in the buildings sector. These projects have yielded a wealth of information, but so far the disappointingly low. Purpose of the work is 1) to describe demonstration of innovative technologies in a homogenous way and 2) to allow easy retrieval and comparison of various efficient energy technologies. One important lesson learned from the development of a database of this kind is that the lack of consistent and standard reporting formats reduces the dissemination and replication potential. The most interesting and technically successful projects have low chances of replication without adequate dissemination tools and removal of hard non-technical barriers.

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Authors: CONTI F, EI, JRC-Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Rebuild - Rebuilding the City of Tommorow, Barcelona (ES), 4-6th October (1999)
Availability: Available free of charge from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199911688 / Last updated on: 1999-12-24
Original language: en
Available languages: en