Step by step commitments for energy saving
At present, energy conservation campaigns provide households with a general awareness but do not provoke large scale behavior changes.
The main goal of the STEP_BY_STEP, a Horizon 2020 project, is to maximise the number of households in a given area that significantly change their behaviour at home. Desired behaviour change includes reduced electricity consumption and the investment in energy efficient products and/or high quality renewable energy products.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
Resource efficient cities implementing advanced smart city solutions
Based on thorough integrated climate planning, READY, a project funded under the FP7 programme of the European Union, will demonstrate a Whole City Approach including:
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Highly Innovative building control Tools Tackling the energy performance Gap
The actual energy consumption of buildings in Europe often significantly exceeds the expected energy requirements. This gap in energy performance can arise from construction errors or from differences between the way a building was intended to be used and how it is actually used.
An energy management platform could help to reduce this energy gap - and this will be easier thanks to a new and innovative energy reporting platform.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Simulation Supported Real Time Energy Management in Building Blocks
Sim4Blocks is a four-year, EC-funded project that focuses on the development of innovative demand response (DR) services for residential and commercial applications. The project combines decentralised energy management technology at the blocks-of-buildings-scale to enable DR.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
If you are looking for training materials about Energy Performance Contracting basics, the Green Rating tools and financing solutions, you can now find them on a dedicated section on the Trust EPC South website.
More specifically, in this section you will find the following:
Post date: 31 Jul 2017
Integrative energy planning of urban areas: Collective learning for improved governance
URBAN LEARNING is a Horizon 2020 project that gathers cities to exchange and work on improving governance structures for integrative urban energy planning. The project aims to mainstream and institutionalise integrative urban energy planning within city administrations and is designed as project from cities for cities. The focus is on the governance processes related to the (re-) development of urban sites.
Post date: 25 Jul 2017
A decision support tool for energy efficiency policy evaluation
The Odyssee-Mure project is co-ordinated by ADEME with the technical support of Enerdata, Fraunhofer, ISINNOVA and ECN. It is supported by the H2020 programme of the European Commission and is part of the activity of the EnR Club.
Odyssee and Mure databases
The project relies on two complementary internet databases, that are regularly updated by the network of national teams (once to twice a year):
Post date: 19 Jul 2017
SHERPA (SHared knowledge for Energy Renovation in buildings by Public Administrations) is a Testing and Capitalising EU project financed by the Interreg Med Programme under Specific Objective 2.1 (“to raise capacity for better management of energy in public buildings at transnational level”).
Post date: 18 Jul 2017
As the “Tour de France” pack of cyclists just biked the first kilometres of the race, the first snapshot is presented of the 236 public and private commercial buildings that have taken the lead in the 2017 Contest for better Use and Building Efficiency CUBE 2020. At the end of April, after four months of efforts, the candidates have a cumulative 3.2% of annual energy savings (that is to say a prospect of 10% by the end of the year) and 3.3% of greenhouse gas reductions. A dozen candidates passed the 10% threshold.
Post date: 10 Jul 2017
The project concerns the construction of a settlement area for the Travelling Community. This social project will provide accommodation for six families from the Travelling Community. The aim is to propose a settlement area for people who are usually nomads.
Thus, this experimental project organizes housing modules which can be autonomous but the project does not seek to replace the caravans.
Post date: 5 Jul 2017