Building operation, monitoring, energy management

European Commission boosts energy innovation with €3.25 million in cash prizes

 

On 5 July 2016, the European Commission launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy.

 

Worth a total of €3.25 million and funded under Horizon 2020 -the EU's research and innovation programme- the prizes will reward three innovative approaches:

 

Common EU indicators for environmental performance of buildings — Public Consultation

In 2014, the need for a common European approach to assess the environmental performance of buildings throughout their lifecycle was identified and highlighted by the Communication on Resource Efficiency Opportunities in the Building Sector - COM(2014)445. In response to the need highlighted, a study to identify an EU common framework of indicators to assess the environmental performance of buildings is being carried out by the EC Joint Research Centre (JRC), during 2015-2017.