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The “One-stop-shops for energy renovations of buildings” report is the exploratory review of case studies of past and current one-stop-shops (OSS) with a primary focus on the EU Member States. One-stop-shops are transparent and accessible advisory tools from the client perspective and new, innovative business models from the supplier perspective.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2019
Type: Publication

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

The 10th and 11th PROGRAMME includes KEYNOTE SPEAKERS in Plenary Sessions and specialist paper sessions in Pioneering WORKSHOPS.   We invite ABSTRACTS and REGISTRATIONS from researchers, civic and governments bodies, construction organisations and industries affected by extreme temperatures to share, compare and build on experiences and explore emerging solutions and opportunities.  
Post date: 15 Feb 2019
Type: Event

Reports from professional associations, background information on ISO 9972 with its specific national annexes, and lectures on measurement in practice, on ventilation, sealing and bonding as well as on leakages in the building envelope, presented by experts plus discussion rounds and a trade fair held in parallel with the conference - these are key attractions that mark the 11th International Buildair
Post date: 13 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

"The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate disruptions lies between your ears", says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stokes. He's spent years studying the defenses we use to avoid thinking about the demise of our planet -- and figuring out a new way of talking about global warming that keeps us from shutting down. Step away from the doomsday narratives and learn how to make caring for the earth feel personable, do-able and empowering with this fun, informative talk.  
Post date: 12 Feb 2019
Type: Event

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