News & Events

Webcast and launch of CA EPBD 2016 book

BUILD UP looks back at a successful webcast on the Concerted Action on the Energy Performance of Buildings on 2 February 2016.   The webcast marked the launch of the new BUILD UP website and the book 2016 - Implementing the Energy...

Renovation in Kartal’s Yakaçık district: progress of R2CITIES project demo site

It’s ‘work in progress’ at the R2CITIES demo site in Kartal, Turkey   After finalizing the tender procedure for renovation, the construction work has now begun at the housing complex for the elderly (one of three demo...

New office building in Frankfurt receives Passive House certification

  In January 2016, a new office building in Frankfurt, Germany received the Passive House Standard certification.   The Central workshop and administrative building (ZWuV) is used by the Department for Road Construction and Development...

EU and Turkey strengthen energy ties

On 28 January 22016, in Istanbul, the European Commission and Turkey held a high-level dialogue on the matter of energy. Discussions focused on integrating the Turkish energy market with the EU, energy efficiency and renewables, climate...

Επικαιροποιείται η εθνική νομοθεσία για την ενεργειακή απόδοση των κτιρίων

Το Υπουργείο Περιβάλλοντος και Ενέργειας (ΥΠΕΚΑ), με την αρ. πρωτ. 170914/109/22.01.2016 Απόφαση του, προχωρεί στη συγκρότηση ενδεκαμελούς Επιτροπής Συντονισμού για την επικαιροποίηση της εθνικής νομοθεσίας για την ενεργειακή απόδοση των...

U.S cities and businesses commit to unlocking access to energy data for building owners and improving Energy Efficiency

On January 29 2016, the White House announced several actions regarding the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Initiative aimed at doubling American energy productivity by 2030 while motivating corporate and public-...

DOE’s research initiative on low-GWP refrigerants and non-vapour compression technologies

The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) organised two workshops seeking input from stakeholders for the launch of a research effort for advanced Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration HVAC...

ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conference - Call for Programmes

On 11 January 2016, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) announced a call for programmes (non-paper based presentations) for the ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conference, which will take place from 25...

Guidance on new compliance path for ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016 now available

A new document published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and IES gives users of the Standard 90.1 immediate access to an optional third path for compliance, providing more...

Launch of an energy poverty task force

The Task Force was launched at an event on January 26, 2016 in Brussels, where Audrey Dobbins (University of Stuttgart) presented the results of the INSIGHT_E study on Energy Poverty and Vulnerable Consumers in the EU: analysis of policies...

New ASHRAE App automates compliance calculations for Standard 90.1-2010

A new ASHRAE app, 90.1 ECB, automates the calculations needed to show a building project’s compliance with ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, using the Energy Cost...

Raising number of nZEBs | Experts' insight: DIRECTION project Bolzano

Stefano Prosseda - How to raise the number of nZEBs in Europe? Experts provide their insights into probing questions   DIRECTION’s second replication workshop took place in September, organised by Eurac in Bolzano, Italy...

Raising number of nZEBs | Experts' insight: DIRECTION project Bolzano

Paolo Tosolini - How to raise the number of nZEBs in Europe? Experts provide their insights into probing questions   DIRECTION’s second replication workshop took place in September, organised by Eurac in Bolzano, Italy....

Investor Days 2016 - Register now!

One year ago, the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) published its final report on recommendations on how to increase investments in energy efficiency. 12 months later, Investor Days 2016, taking place on 22-23 February...

EUSEW 2016 call for contributions open until 22 February!

Help us make 2016 unforgettable. The 2016 EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2016) call for contributions is now officially open until 22 February, 2016.   EUSEW’s annual Policy Conference brings together public authorities...

Largest wood residential building under construction in France

"Docks de Ris" is the largest residential solid wood building under construction in the Paris area of France, covering over 8,800 m² of floor space on five levels. It is almost entirely built in cross-laminated timber (CLT) wood panels or...

EC announces call for experienced professionals

On 18 January 2016, the European Commission announced a call for experienced professionals in the sustainable energy field to evaluate and recommend proposals for funding under the H2020 Energy Efficiency Call for...

REHVA Journal issue 1 / January 2016

The REHVA January 2016 issue, focusing on Ventilative Cooling, is now available online. The featured articles are:   Will the outcome of COP21 stimulate the EU member states to accelerate the building...

New website online as of 23 January!

BUILD UP, the European portal for energy efficiency in buildings, launched its new website on 23 January.   BUILD UP is a comprehensive database of information. It offers news, events, case studies, webinars, links to publications, and...

Energy efficiency plans needed for data centres in Europe

According to a report prepared by Green Grid -an organisation aiming to improve resource efficiency of data centres- out of 150 asked Information Technology (IT) organisations only 43% have plans to improve their energy efficiency despite...