The international market for green construction projects has grown significantly in the last 10 years and demand for green building activity is poised to grow in the next three years, according to a new report and industry survey published by Dodge Data & Analytics. The World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report indicates an increase in the percentage of industry respondents who expect to do the majority (more than 60%) of their projects green – jumping from 27% in 2018 to almost half (47%) by 2021.
Post date: 4 Dec 2018
Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, the QualitEE project aims to increase investment in energy efficiency services in the building sector within the EU and improve trust in service providers. This will be achieved by developing quality assessment criteria and implementing quality assurance schemes. QualitEE builds upon the Transparense project, which established the European Code of Conduct for Energy Performance Contracting in 2014.
Post date: 14 Nov 2018
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
The 2018 edition of the Solar District Heating (SDH) Conference will focus on sharing market development and policy making experience, recent projects as well as latest trends in technology and system concepts.
Key topics of the conference are:
Supporting SDH in your region
availability of areas;
frameworks and projects in new markets;
innovative business models.
SDH in urban context
Post date: 27 Oct 2017
The Horizon 2020 co-funded project CRAVEzero (Cost Reduction and market Acceleration for Viable nearly zero-Energy buildings) focuses on proven and new approaches to cost reduction of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs) at all stages of the life cycle. The main goal is to identify and eliminate the extra-costs for NZEBs related to processes, technologies, building operation, and to promote innovative business models taking into account the cost-effectiveness for all the stakeholders.
Post date: 24 Oct 2017
by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)
Post date: 18 Oct 2017
The two day event, which will take place on 25-26 October 2017 in London, United Kingdom, will bring together key industry stakeholders from the energy industry, IT, telecoms operators, utilities, insurance & property management companies, governments, consultants, solution and technology providers. The key discussions will involve monetisation, customer approach, partnership and interoperability.
Post date: 6 Oct 2017
In the ZERO-PLUS project report “Market analysis of trends in the construction of residential highly energy performing buildings” a significant amount of information on barriers and drivers for the construction of highly energy efficient buildings, and for renovation programmes at the district or settlement level that improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings has been collected and reported.
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: Ask the Experts
The innovation and power of business models helps in enlisting large number of utilities and governments to participate in energy saving projects. This helps in aggregation of demand. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) then procures equipment or services in bulk enabling reduction in costs due to ensuing economies to scale. For instance, in the UJALA programme, the bulk cost of LEDs have reduced from Rs. 310 ($ 5) to Rs. 40 ($ 0. 65) as a result of procurement of 300 million LEDs over a 2 year period.
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
ZERO-PLUS project - Analysis of the market potential within the EU28 for “nearly zero-energy” buildings constructed using the concepts developed in the project
Post date: 30 Aug 2017