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EU Parliament ITRE Committee votes for new binding targets in energy efficiency and renewables

A binding target to reduce energy consumption by 40% by 2030 at EU level was agreed by the European Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) on Tuesday 28 November 2017. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) wanted to be more...

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Alleviating Urban Heat Island in the Context of Climate Change

by Vasileios Ntouros (NKUA)   Urban Heat Island (UHI) is known to have significant impacts on the environment, giving rise to ambient temperatures in and around rural areas. At the...

Energy efficient university campus projects

By Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)   Similarly to energy efficient school projects, university...

EU support for (deep) energy renovation of buildings

  by Marianna Papaglastra (Sympraxis Team)     As reported by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), deep renovation has the potential to reduce the energy consumption of...

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What are the keys to decarbonising Europe’s heating and cooling ?

5 factors are holding back the energy transition to a zero emissions Europe by 2050, writes Thomas Nowak.   The way we use energy in our society needs to change if we want to keep global warming well below 2°C, as stipulated at COP21 in...

EASME Energy Efficiency Data Hub

The Energy Efficiency Data Hub is a new online tool developed by the European Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). With interactive maps, key data and statistics, this application features the energy efficiency projects...

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Ventilated Claddings

A wide variety of cladding systems are available for installation as a buildings exterior wall cladding. Each system must be specially adapted to its intended building use. Panels are usually fabricated of different kind of materials.

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TRUST EPC SOUTH – Financing Energy Efficiency Contracting in the tertiary sector

  The Trust EPC South project, co-funded by the European Commission, aims to raise awareness of and scale up investments in energy efficiency (EE) and sustainable energy (SE) technologies in the...

Solutions Gateway

Low Carbon Solutions for Urban Development Challenges     The Solutions Gateway is an online resource platform for Local Governments where they will be able to find possible Low...

Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA)

The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) is a public-private collaboration that turns global expertise into action to accelerate local government implementation of building...