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European Commission boosts energy innovation with €3.25 million in cash prizes

  On 5 July 2016, the European Commission launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy.   Worth a total of €3.25 million and funded under Horizon 2020 -the EU's research and...

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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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Commercial Buildings

A central convening point for discussions and work specifically on energy efficiency and sustainability in commercial buildings/facilities in order to complement on the considerable and growing body of work available on residential buildings.

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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...

El perfil urbano condiciona el consumo energético en ciudades

Cómo el perfil urbano condiciona el consumo energético de las ciudadesEl concepto de perfil urbano o del diseño del espacio urbano en el urbanismo está siendo cada vez más conocido...

Request2Action Project

Request2Action is a project across nine European countries co-funded by the European Commission. Its focus is on how data from Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), alongside other data, can be...