The SCOoPE Project objective is to reduce energy consumption, by implementing cost-effective energy solutions, at a short term in a range between 10% and 15% directly in 81 businesses in the sectors of crop drying, meat and poultry, dairy, and fruit and vegetables transformation.
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
The call for a new edition of the twinning programme of the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is now open. The Covenant twinning programme offers cities, regions and provinces across Europe the opportunity to take part in twinning exchanges that aim to increase local authorities’ capacity and knowledge to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
The programme is open to:
Post date: 27 Jul 2018
Treet or "The Tree" in Norwegian proves that sustainable solutions for buildings in an urban context can indeed be achieved by working across different sectors to create a cost-efficient, modular high-rise building using a prefabrication process. Finding inspiration in the long history of wood construction in Norway and, in particular timber bridge building, the decision to build a tall wood high-rise in Bergen was definitely appropriate. Along the way, Treet has also set a new record for being one of the tallest timber buildings to date.
Post date: 4 Jan 2017
This report has been developed with two independent investigations:
a survey market analysis among real estate agents
an assessment of a regression study on EPC price surpluses
Therefore, conclusions have been made in these two areas.
First area: the results of the real estate agent`s survey provides significant recommendations on how to increase the impact of EPCs on property values and how to overcome obstacles in the wider use of EPCs across the EU.
Post date: 28 Oct 2016
The impact of energy performance certificates on property values and nearly zero-energy buildings – an analysis for professionals and users
This report, released within the framework of the EU funded project ZEBRA2020, is the result of two independent investigations: a survey among real estate agents and an assessment of energy performance certificates (EPCs) price surpluses.
Post date: 27 Oct 2016
The calculation tool ASCOT - Assessment tool for additional construction cost in sustainable building renovation – was originally developed for dwellings. The purpose of the ASCOT tool is to assist the user in evaluating and thereby optimise the economical costs of a building renovation project in relation to sustainable development issues.
Post date: 13 Oct 2015
This guide from the European Commission is a useful tool for manufacturers of construction products planning to CE mark their products in the European Union, or seeking advice on a “to-do list”. The guide explains the necessary steps to follow in the following cases:
Post date: 14 Sep 2015
The project “Clean Energy Cooperation with India (CECI)” aims to enhance India's capacity to deploy low carbon energy production and improve energy efficiency, thereby contributing to the mitigation of global climate change. Project activities will support India's efforts to secure the supply of energy and thus contribute to global energy security. Among others, European businesses in the energy technologies sector (renewables, energy efficiency, electrical network equipment) are to be involved.
Post date: 10 Jun 2015
The strategy described in this document builds on a number of strengths and lessons learnt from the application of current policies, as well as from the effectiveness of the European Union's response to previous energy supply crises. According to the report, Europe has made significant progress towards completion of the energy internal market with increased interconnections; it has one of the best records worldwide in terms of energy intensity and a more balanced energy mix than its major partners.
Post date: 26 May 2015
The European Commission has presented a framework for climate and energy policies in the period 2020 to 2030. This framework proposes ambitious targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction and renewable energy as part of the European Union's (EU) transition to a competitive low carbon economy. It also promotes reduced energy dependency and more affordable energy for business and consumers via a well-functioning internal market.
Post date: 18 May 2015