Pan European

  The CoNZEBs team is asking for your opinion, based on your personal experiences, conversations with friends and neighbours, media or technical literature. Do you have any questions and open dilemmas regarding living in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings? The questionnaire below will take -10 minutes  and your opinion will be very helpful for developing a CONZEBs information platform for future users of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings. The deadline for your contribution is 30 April 2018.   Thank you for your cooperation.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2018
Type: News

The SCORES project is a newly launched research project supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation (Call H2020-EEB-2017, Project No. 766464) with a duration of 48 months. The project consortium consists of twelve partners from seven European countries and has a strong industrial character (three SMEs and six LEs), complemented by one university and two research and technology organizations, including TNO.   Tradability and economic benefits
Post date: 9 Mar 2018
Type: News

From the 25th of May 2018, the most important change in European data privacy regulation, in two decades, comes into force. The EU General Data Protection Regulation aims to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches. Although the key principles of data privacy still hold true, data collectors will have to abide by new rules such as: clear consent requests, timely breach notifications, the right to be forgotten, privacy by design, to just name a few.
Post date: 29 Jan 2018
Type: Publication

Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD) public stakeholder workshop   24 October 2017, Bucharest, Romania  
Post date: 26 Dec 2017
Type: News

TightVent Webinar | Ductwork airtightness: Standardisation’s on- going work and an overview of status and trends in Sweden, Japan, Spain and Portugal   Thursday 25 January 2018, 09:00-10:30 (Brussels time, CET)  
Post date: 20 Dec 2017
Type: Event

On Tuesday 19 December 2017, the Estonian presidency reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings. The outcome of the trilogue will be presented to EU ambassadors on December 20, with the final analysis and approval of the agreement expected to take place at the beginning of 2018.  
Post date: 20 Dec 2017
Type: News

By Daniel Quenard (CSTB)   Following years of research and development by EU-funded, national and international projects, Super-Insulated Materials (SIM) have achieved maturity. The industry is now rolling out market-ready solutions.  
Post date: 19 Dec 2017
Type: News

Deepening the understanding and extending and refining existing knowledge should be done via multifaceted and interdisciplinary approach that involves different agencies and various stakeholders. Moreover, opportunities for policy synergies between energy poverty-oriented policies and other urgent and persistent socio-economic challenges should be tracked and traced. Housing affordability, unemployment and social exclusion in general, as well as climate change mitigation measures and a shift towards low carbon economies should be addressed in the same framework with energy poverty.
Post date: 19 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

There are not only methodological but also conceptual complexities that underpin energy poverty. Portraying energy poverty is a challenging task for numerous reasons. In the first place, energy poverty is private and confined to the home. Secondly, it is a cross-sectional problem with numerous and heterogeneous drivers extended from energy regulations and household income levels to building energy efficiency. Moreover, it encircles a diversity of domestic energy services such as space heating and cooling, lighting and hygiene.
Post date: 19 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

By Peter Wouters, INIVE   BIM (Building Information Modelling) is in many EU countries high on the agenda. This article is focusing on the potential of BIM in relation to the energy performance of building assessment and also in relation to a better quality of the works.  
Post date: 19 Dec 2017
Type: News