Building operation, monitoring, energy management

Dynastee newsletter 2016/7

Building performance analysis, testing, modelling, is a hot issue. The Dynastee network (DYNamic Analysis, Simulation and Testing applied to the Energy and Environmental performance of buildings) disseminates information and offers training on dynamic evaluation methods, bringing people together in their search for sharing experience and knowledge.


Ground-breaking energy efficiency financing initiative creates benefits for homebuyers


On 20 September 2016, a consortium led by the European Mortgage Federation – European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC) launched the European Energy Efficiency Mortgage initiative, which  aims to create a standardised “energy efficient mortgage” based on preferential interest rates for energy efficient homes and/or additional funds for retrofitting homes at the time of purchase.


Revolution Now - Accelerating Clean Energy Deployment

This report, produced by the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, documents the accelerated deployment of five clean energy technologies thriving in the U.S. market – wind turbines, solar technologies for both utility-scale and distributed photovoltaic (PV), electric vehicles (EVs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The document builds upon previous reports and describes the decreasing cost and increasing deployment of all five technologies in the United States since 2008.

EeB-CA2 Matchmaking Event "Energy-efficient Buildings"


The Energy Efficiency Buildings Clusters Activities Coordination Action (EeB-CA2) organises a matchmaking event on 18 November 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. The event aims to gather innovative stakeholders, from the planning office and research partners of EU projects over manufacturers to municipalities and investors, from across Europe along the whole value chain of energy-efficient buildings and building technologies.





Business leaders call for an EU vision for an NZEB-level building stock by 2050

On 23 September 2016, Chief executives of 42 major building firms and 6 industry trade associations sent a letter to the European Commission requesting it to set a target for retrofitting all European existing buildings to a Nearly Zero Energy standard by 2050. This  letter states that a Nearly Zero Energy building stock would provide opportunities for jobs and economic growth in line with the climate change commitments set in the Paris Agreement.


EUREKA 2016 - Heating, Cooling, Ventilation: Sustainable technologies for a better life

 A key date for your calendar – EUREKA 2016!


The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) and the European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) are holding their inaugural conference “EUREKA 2016: Heating, Cooling, Ventilation & Refrigeration: Sustainable technologies for a better life” on 13 December at the Marriott Hotel in The Hague.