News & Events

Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat finds new home at the IEA

On 15 June 2016, the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that a new, multilateral Secretariat for the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) will be established at the IEA later this year. The decision follows CEM members selecting the IEA –from a...

ICP Europe: Index of European National Renovation Standards and Best Practices now available

  On 3 June 2016, the Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe Technical Team announced that it has completed the first collection of the best practices and standards used on building energy renovation projects across Europe. The ICP Annex A: Index...

European Parliament calls for more ambitious and consumer-focused energy targets beyond 2020

  in a resolution on the EU Commission’s “renewables progress report”, voted on 23 June 2016 at the European Parliament's plenary session, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) state that although the EU's renewable energy target -20...

ASHRAE 2017 Annual Conference - Call for papers

  The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has announced a call for papers for its 2017 Annual Conference which will take place in Long Beach, California, U.S.A. on 24-28 June 2017. The...

Construction Industry and Material Producers join forces for better standardisation

On 13 June 2016, the representatives of three European construction sector associations (the Construction Products Europe - CPE, the European Builders Confederation - EBC, and the European Construction Industry Federation -  FIEC) joined...

FEDARENE announces the winner for Roger Léron Award 2016

On 15 June 2016, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment (FEDARENE) handed over the trophy of the 2nd edition of its Roger Léron Award at the ceremony that took place at the Palace of the Academies,...

Launch of the largest global coalition of cities to fight climate change

On 22 June 2016, the world’s two primary city-led climate change and energy initiatives, the EU Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors, announced the formation of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, a new, first-...

The GBCS Awards and building responsibly: an interview with a 2015 winner

Nikolaï Bersenev: "The GBCS Awards stand out by their eco-responsible approach"   Nikolaï Bersenev is a Group H architect. The Refuge du Goûter won the Users’ choice award in 2015. The project was noticed and rewarded for...

European NGOs release Energy Efficiency First guides for policy makers

  A number of European NGOs have published two guides on the Energy Efficiency First principle: one explaining what it means and the other what governance structure is needed to realise it.   “Efficiency First” (E1st) is the fundamental...

IEA-EBC approves 5-year extension period for AIVC (2017 - 2021)

On June 9, 2016 the executive committee of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Technical Collaboration Programme Buildings and Communities (EBC TCP), previously called the implementing agreement on Buildings and Communities, approved a 5...