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Clean Energy EU: European Commission sets energy targets for the next decade

The European Commission has released the long-awaited Energy package, gathering legal proposals on energy policies.   Towards an Energy Union based on former 2030 targets and Paris Agreement The package intends to create an...

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Exemplary role of public buildings under the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

Obligations under Article 5 of the EED   Article 5 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED, Directive 2012/27/EU) complements the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD,...

Data tools supporting improved energy performance of buildings - Evolution and perspectives | Part 2 - Integrated Hardware and Software

The evolution of data tools that support improved energy performance of buildings follows the broader development of data management and processing, a field which has expanded rapidly in recent...

Selected international Examples of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

Directive 2010/31/EU (EPBD) indicates that EU Member States must ensure that by 2021 all new buildings, and already by 2019 all new public buildings, are nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEBs). Article...

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School of the Future Information Tool

The School of the Future Information Tool was created within the EU FP7 project School of the Future (ENER/FP7/260102,) and completed in January 2016.   The internet-based tool provides decision makers and technical staff of public...

10 things to know on Energy Efficiency Review in 2016

The Europe 2020 Strategy involves a number of policies to help Member States towards their 2020 targets. Realising the EU’s long-established intention to ‘turn the European Union into the most energy efficient economy in the world’ will...

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Certification schemes

In the Community Certification we share knowledge, initiate discussions, raise questions and search for new solutions for the certification of buildings

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Support Services for Exploitation of Research Results (SSERR)

Support Services for Exploitation of Research Results (SSERR) for completed and ongoing research projects in the field of energy   Support Services for Exploitation of Research...

Energy Efficiency Incentive Programme for household boilers - Germany

Through the new Energy Efficiency Incentive programme, a total of €165 million in the form of low-interest loans and interest subsidies will be available each year for a period of 3...

The urban profile conditions energy consumption in cities

How the urban profile conditions the energy consumption of cities The concept of urban profile or the design of urban space in urbanism is becoming increasingly known as new...