Pan European

The overarching ambition of the ALDREN initiative is to consolidate, promote and implement an extended harmonized procedure, based on the European Common Voluntary Certification Scheme for non-residential buildings (EVCS) and a set of relevant instruments, in order to support building deep renovation operations, all along the process, tackling its organizational, financial and technical components issues. In line with the development of the EVCS, the primary scope is focused on non-residential buildings (especially offices and hotels).  
Post date: 26 Mar 2019
Type: Link

The aim of the NOVICE project – over its 3-year duration – is the development and demonstration of an innovative business model for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) that will provide energy savings to buildings and demand response (DR) services to the grid after renovating buildings or blocks of buildings.
Post date: 26 Mar 2019
Type: Link

Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) construction and renovation need an enhanced systematic approach for the quality control of the entire process. This is the first prerequisite to reduce the gap between designed (predicted) and actual performances of buildings, both in terms of energy efficiency and in indoor environmental quality. The most important part of this enhanced quality control approach is a fully qualified and equipped workforce, capable to implement, execute and perform all the necessary labor actions with a full understanding of the responsibility of
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
Type: Link

The European Commission has launched a feasibility study to clarify the need, possibilities and timeline for the potential introduction of EU provisions in relation to:   a) the inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems b) an optional building renovation passport  
Post date: 6 Mar 2019
Type: News

Renovating a building can be complex and time consuming. For building owners, the lack of knowledge about what to do, and in which order to implement renovation measures, is one of the main obstacles to improving the energy performance of their building.
Post date: 5 Mar 2019
Type: News

The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started!
Post date: 1 Mar 2019
Type: News

This webinar organised by the H2020 project EPATEE will present lessons learnt from studies using large databases of metered energy consumption to analyse energy savings from renovation programmes:   Case 1: Energy savings from renovations in the Dutch non-profit housing sector, with a statistical analysis of the differences between results based on the Energy Performance Certificates, and results based on metered energy consumption.
Post date: 1 Mar 2019
Type: Event

https://passivehouseplus.ie/magazine/insight/phpp-9-designph   The energy balance and planning tool for efficient buildings and refurbishments The PHPP is an easy to use planning tool for energy efficiency for the use of architects and planning experts. The reliability of the calculation results and ease of use of this planning tool has already been experienced by several thousand users.  
Post date: 27 Feb 2019
Type: Tool

The project EFFECT4buildings develops in collaboration with public building managers a comprehensive decision-making support toolbox with a set of financial instruments to unlock the investments and lower the risks of implementing energy efficiency measures (retrofitting, upgrading and deep renovation) in buildings owned by public stakeholders.   About the project
Post date: 21 Feb 2019
Type: Link

REEEM aims to gain a clear and comprehensive understanding of the system-wide implications of energy strategies in support of transitions to a competitive low-carbon EU energy society, given the objectives and framework outlined in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan. The provisions of the energy services in this society will be defined by their sustainability, affordability, efficiency, energy security and reliability.  
Post date: 21 Feb 2019
Type: Link