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The European Union has set out ambitions targets for energy efficiency and climate change over the coming decades. These targets have major implications for the construction sector, in terms of its overall resource efficiency and specifically the energy performance of buildings in accordance with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (2018/844/EU).  
Post date: 15 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

MOEEBIUS project faces the challenge of reducing energy consumption in the building sector, based on modelling optimization of energy efficiency in buildings for urban sustainability. Project’s ambition was to  elaborate products and services that will enable the minimization of the 'performance gap' and promote customer confidence in the attractiveness of diverse energy efficiency business models and contracts, such as Energy Performance Contracting (EPC).  
Post date: 14 Feb 2019
Type: News

The BIMzeED project focuses on the training needs for the current and future construction industry with the main purpose to encourage 1) better employability 2) low-carbon growth, 3) green and nZEB skills 4) increase in youth employment. The challenge of the BIMzeED project is to overcome skills mismatching and improve employability in the current European construction market by improving and extending the existing skills of Trainers, SMEs, site managers, craftworkers and other experienced operatives.  
Post date: 13 Feb 2019
Type: Link

In 2017, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy, in the European Union (EU), reached 17.5%, up from 17.0% in 2016 and more than double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available.   The share of renewables in gross final consumption of energy is one of the headline indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy. The EU's target is to obtain 20% of energy in gross final consumption of energy from renewable sources by 2020 and at least 32% by 2030.  
Post date: 13 Feb 2019
Type: News

E=0 project will support the development of home makeovers to net zero energy levels in FR, NL, UK and LUX.  
Post date: 13 Feb 2019
Type: Link

This month in RESTORE:    - 3rd RESTORE Training School 11-14 March 2019   - EU Sustainable Energy Awards   - RESTORE publication: "Sustainable Development Goals and Regenerative Sustainability in Higher Education" Authors: Giulia Sonetti, Martin Brown and Emanuele Naboni
Post date: 13 Feb 2019
Type: Link

In 2017, energy consumption in the European Union (EU) continued to increase for the third consecutive year, thus moving away from the energy efficiency targets. Primary energy consumption amounted to 1,561 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), while final energy consumption reached 1,222 Mtoe. Compared with last year, both levels increased by around 1%.  
Post date: 12 Feb 2019
Type: News

To successfully accelerate the transition to a low-carbon society and economy more emphasis should be on motivating people and increasing their awareness leading to an energy efficient building use.   The aim of MOBISTYLE (a 42-months European project funded under Horizon 2020) is to motivate behavioural change by raising consumer awareness through a provision of attractive personalized information on user’s energy use, indoor environment and health, through information and communication technology (ICT) based services.
Post date: 12 Feb 2019
Type: Event

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: 12 Feb 2019
Type: Event

The Modelica Buildings library is a free open-source library with dynamic simulation models for building and district energy and control systems. The library contains models for:
Post date: 11 Feb 2019
Type: Tool