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Compact REtrofit Advanced Thermal Energy storage - An economically affordable, compact and loss-free heat battery for existing buildings.”  
Post date: 28 Jul 2017
Type: News

RepliCable and InnovaTive Future Efficient Districts and cities: A replicable, systemic and integrated strategy to adapt European cities and urban ecosystems into the smart city of the future    
Post date: 27 Jul 2017
Type: Link

The works previously carried out during the HISER project have showed that electro-fragmentation technology is effective for the selective liberation of the steel fibers in reinforced concrete waste.
Post date: 21 Jul 2017
Type: News

This document presents the final report for the study for a comprehensive assessment of the macro-level and sectoral impacts of energy efficiency policies. The report is a first attempt to apply this framework to make a comprehensive quantitative assessment of such multiple benefits and their trade-offs. It shows that enhanced energy efficiency in Europe beyond a 27% target for 2030 could led to substantial social, economic and environmental effects.  
Post date: 20 Jul 2017
Type: Publication

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
Type: Link

150 candidates from 19 countries in the Green Solutions Awards 2017: 118 buildings, 11 districts and 21 infrastructures    
Post date: 18 Jul 2017
Type: News

In the Energy Performance for Buildings Directive (EPBD), “shall” is used in article 9, whereas “should” is used in article 2:   Article 9 of the EPBD states that: “Member States shall ensure that by 31 December 2020, all new buildings are nearly zero-energy buildings, and after 31 December 2018 new buildings occupied and owned by public authorities are nearly zero-energy buildings.”  
Post date: 18 Jul 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

There are many BUILD UP news items referring to infringement, e.g.: http://www.buildup.eu/en/search/infringement   According to the EU treaties, the European Commission may take legal action – an infringement procedure – against an EU Member State that fails to implement EU law. The Commission may refer the issue to the European Court of Justice, which in certain cases can impose financial penalties.  
Post date: 18 Jul 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

This website is linked to an ongoing study (ending July 2018) that will provide technical support to the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission (EC) in order to feed the negotiations and decision process regarding potentially setting up a ‘Smart Readiness Indicator for Buildings’, as mentioned in the proposal by the EC for a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive-EPBD (where it was called "smartness indicator").
Post date: 17 Jul 2017
Type: Link

On 17 July 2017, the Energy efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) Initiative announced the launch of its new website, which offers visitors an easy-to-navigate portal through which they can quickly access key information about the EeMAP Initiative.
Post date: 17 Jul 2017
Type: News