Germany

The iBRoad project aims to design, develop and demonstrate Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps for single-family houses. This tool looks at the building as a whole, and provides a customised renovation plan over a long-term horizon.  
Post date: 10 May 2018
Type: News

The quality assurance in the photovoltaic industry is yet in its infancy, requiring both underpinning science and trained personnel to reduce costs of energy. An unmet industrial requirement is an accelerated, and operating environment specific service life time and energy yield assessment. SOLAR-TRAIN qualified selected early stage researchers in the field of PV durability as part of a highly innovative, multi-disciplinary project meeting industry requirements.
Post date: 27 Apr 2018
Type: Link

The quality assurance in the photovoltaic industry is yet in its infancy, requiring both underpinning science and trained personnel to reduce costs of energy. An unmet industrial requirement is an accelerated, and operating environment specific service life time and energy yield assessment. SOLAR-TRAIN qualified selected early stage researchers in the field of PV durability as part of a highly innovative, multi-disciplinary project meeting industry requirements.
Post date: 27 Apr 2018
Type: Link

Are you planning to renovate a building? Would you like to combine energy efficiency improvements with architectural additions? The EU-funded ABRACADABRA project has developed 3 decision support tools for this purpose which you can test for free. Case study buildings should either have planned energy renovations or have already undergone renovations. Tools and analytical methods developed by the project team will be applied to each case study building, providing valuable technical, financial and regulatory outcomes to aid the decision-making process.
Post date: 26 Apr 2018
Type: News

The new Compete4SECAP project, or C4S, is building on resources developed in previous projects such as 50000&1 SEAPs working on the topics of energy management and action plan standards and the Save@Work project that organised municipal energy-saving competitions.
Post date: 11 Apr 2018
Type: News

Industry represents about one third of global final energy consumption and will be a key determinant of whether emission reductions targets both in Europe and globally can be achieved. Improving energy efficiency presents the means for European industry to not only reduce energy use and emissions, but also improve productivity, competitiveness and profitability.
Post date: 21 Mar 2018
Type: Event

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) introduced Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) with the aim to create more transparency about the energy performance of individual buildings. To date, the implementation of this instrument varies significantly across Europe in terms of scope, information, comparability and user-friendliness, limiting its acceptance by users as well as its market penetration.
Post date: 30 Jan 2018
Type: Publication

There is enough waste energy produced in the EU to heat the EU’s entire building stock.    Waste heat recovery from energy-intensive industry and cogeneration is slowly picking up in the EU. But did you know that even the excess heat produced in a metro system could heat houses? And did you know that supermarkets, data centres and sewage systems also produce excess heat that can be used?  
Post date: 9 Jan 2018
Type: News

CITyFiED City members and consortium experts discovered energy efficiency’s ‘best kept secret’ Ludwigshafen and neighbouring Mannheim 30 November – 1 December 2017  
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Type: News

In the end of July 2017, the German law on the promotion of tenant electricity (Gesetz zur Förderung von Mieterstrom) entered into force. With this law, tenants shall benefit from the energy transition. In fact, the law promotes landlords or system operators.
Post date: 14 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts