Building operation, monitoring, energy management

Limiting the rise in global mean temperature to well below 2°C would require an energy transition of exceptional scope, depth and speed, according to an analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), including a doubling of annual average energy-related investments from current levels.    
Post date: 27 Mar 2017
Type: News

Although many cities and regions have engaged in an energy transition, financing sustainable energy measures remains a great challenge. Project investment costs are high and it seems difficult to cover them using the municipal budget and traditional financing methods only. Local and regional authorities have to be resourceful and open-minded to invent and test new financing mechanisms, business models, organisational structures and partnerships to make their sustainable energy projects happen.
Post date: 27 Mar 2017
Type: Event

The CommONEnergy project aims at identifying this potential through deep retrofitting, developing a systemic approach made of innovative technologies and solution sets as well as methods and tools to support their implementation and to assess their environmental and social impact in a life-cycle approach.  
Post date: 24 Mar 2017
Type: News

The Integrated Design Process library (IDP) library is publicly distributed on the CommONEnergy website as a free excel-based online repository available to help shopping centre owners and managers in planning mall retrofitting, providing a quick overview of the best solution-sets matching the building features and context. The structure allows:
Post date: 24 Mar 2017
Type: Tool

On 16 March 2017, RENOVATE EUROPE released a briefing note on energy poverty in the European Union: its causes, impacts and possible solutions.  The briefing highlights the following:    
Post date: 24 Mar 2017
Type: Note

The main objective of the DYNASTEE platform (DYNamic Analysis, Simulation and Testing applied to the Energy and Environmental performance of buildings) is to exchange information and knowledge on building energy performance analysis through dynamic testing and modelling. The eighth issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter deals with the new IEA EBC Annex 71: “Building energy performance assessment based on in-situ measurements” among others. More specifically, contents include:  
Post date: 24 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

The EU-funded project CommONEnergy aims to re-conceptualize shopping malls through deep retrofitting, developing a systemic approach made of innovative technologies and solution sets as well as methods and tools to support their implementation and to assess their environmental and social impact in a life-cycle approach.   This is the closing year of the project and there are already many positive results to look back on:
Post date: 22 Mar 2017
Type: Event

 [WEBINAR]: Dr. Steve Fawkes on Energy Efficiency for SMEs   Even after they start generating profits, small and medium-sized businesses need to keep an eye on their energy consumption. It's too far too easy for energy costs to spiral out of control, especially when it comes to using electricity. What's more, many SMEs have specific power usage requirements that cannot always be decreased by using facilities less.    
Post date: 21 Mar 2017
Type: Event

The MLEI PDA project PSEE Alsace has produced a number of short videos on the integrated home renovation service Oktave, to help homeowners get acquainted with this service.   
Post date: 21 Mar 2017
Type: Link

The 2016 Clean Energy for all Europeans package of the EU Commission has reinforced the position of energy efficiency policies in the EU’s political agenda. One of the three key objectives of these proposals is to “put energy efficiency first” in the EU’s energy and climate legislations. European policymakers consider energy efficiency to be crucial in reaching the EU’s long-term energy and climate targets.  
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
Type: News