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EeMAP: Energy Efficient Mortgages could play central role in Europe’s new sustainable finance strategy

Energy efficient mortgages could play a central role in Europe’s new strategy for sustainable finance, states a White Paper published on 26 October 2017 under the EU funded ‘Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan’ (EeMAP) Initiative -...
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Thermal Atlas (Peta4)

Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE) added major new features to its energy planning tool, the perfect basis for European governments, businesses, consultants, academics, and planners to make informed decisions about investments in energy efficiency...
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Belgium initiatives to promote Europe-wide harmonized energy efficiency standards

REHVA advocates the need for harmonised application of EPB standards across Europe, which needs active involvement of national standardisation bodies and stakeholders, to achieve a harmonized energy performance calculation framework.  ...
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EuroACE and eceee applaud European Parliament’s committee vote on buildings efficiency

European NGOs and efficiency stakeholders applaud the 11 October 2017 vote of the Industry, Transport and Research (ITRE) Committee of the European Parliament in favour of stronger European building regulations. The final report adopted...
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Daylighting Pattern Guide

The Daylighting Pattern Guide illustrates how to create successful daylighting designs and presents information in a visual manner that appeals to designers as well as those with limited background in lighting design.  Detailed case...
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Smart Finance for Smart Building initiative

Thursday 21st September 2017, 15:00 – 16:30 Brussels time (CET)   Smart Finance for Smart Buildings (SFSB) initiative is a non-legislative proposal included by the European Commission in the proposed Clean Energy for All Europeans Package...
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Innovative technologies and tools for energy-efficient shopping centres

19 September 2017, 10:00 am Brussels Time (CET)   Do you want to know how to improve the energy efficiency of retail buildings? To know more on the available technologies to achieve this? Are you interested in the role of a European...
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One Click LCA Life Cycle Assessment software

One Click LCA is the highest rated Life-Cycle Assessment software for BREEAM, with a 100% Mat 01 rating, which means our users can achieve maximal LCA credits easily. We also provide modules for Life-Cycle Costing, Infrastructure, and...
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What are the main types of procurement in the construction industry?

In the ZERO-PLUS project report “Analysis of the market potential within the EU28 for “nearly zero-energy” buildings constructed using the concepts developed in the project” the main types of procurement in the construction industry are...
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How can costs be reduced from designing for settlement level instead of building level?

The benefits of the analysis at the settlement level arise not only from the larger scale compared to single buildings, but also, importantly, from looking at a system of houses with their interactions. This means, for instance, cost...
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What are the drivers and barriers for the construction of residential NZE buildings and settlements?

In the ZERO-PLUS project report “Market analysis of trends in the construction of residential highly energy performing buildings” a significant amount of information on barriers and drivers for the construction of highly energy efficient...
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CHESS SETUP Simulator

The CHESS SETUP project is designing a solution to provide energy from renewable sources to buildings relying on:   hybrid solar panels generating heat to be stored and used for domestic hot water and/or heating in addition to ...
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EPBD must focus on reducing energy needs and avoid double-counting of renewables, says eceee

As the negotiations on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) revision proceeds, the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) has noted some worrying signs that threaten to deliver less savings, contradict the...
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EU bids on standardisation to boost building energy efficiency – notes from EUSEW 2017

In June 2017, the EUSEW 2017 Policy Conference dedicated its over 60 sessions to the several facets of the Clean Energy for All European package. Among them, the session “The role of standardisation towards higher Energy Performance of...
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EU bids on standardisation to boost building energy efficiency – notes form EUSEW 2017

In June 2017, the EUSEW 2017 Policy Conference dedicated its over 60 sessions to the several facets of the Clean Energy for All European package. Among them, the session “The role of standardisation towards higher Energy Performance of...
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Updating 2050 roadmap for carbon-neutrality should become EU goal

EU to aim for 100% emission cuts in new ‘mid-century roadmap’   By Frédéric Simon Original source: EURACTIV     The European Commission is preparing an update of its low-carbon economy roadmap for 2050, acknowledging that the bloc’s...
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Indoor Air Pollution: Natural Ways To Improve Air Quality Indoors

When people think about pollution, what often comes to mind is the poor air quality in urban areas. While breathing in polluted air outdoors can have adverse effects on our health, the air that we breathe indoors can also impact our health...
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EPB standards are important. Will they be effective?

In August 2017, after almost 7 years from the issue of mandate M/480, the EPB standards were finally published, thus becoming the national standards in force in EU Member States and in the countries within the European Free Trade...
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#H2020Buildings: showcase your best practices!

The fourth week of our #H2020Buildings promotion has just come to an end!   With the Twitter hashtag #H2020Buildings, the BUILD UP team promotes European projects funded under the Horizon 2020 framework in a thematic manner.   Five...
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What's on heating & Cooling? #H2020Buildings campaign

We are now in the third week of the #h2020Buildings campaign on Twitter, highlighting some European funded projects related to heating and cooling; namely   Cheap GSHPs  Cool Heating  CREATE Project  Hotmaps PlanHeat  progRESsHEAT...