Energy policies

An English summary of the second BPIE report ¨Supporting renovation of single-family houses in Poland¨ on the renovation of the Polish building stock.   In 2016, BPIE held two workshops on the topic of improving the framework conditions for the deep renovation of the Polish building stock. These workshops explored issues ranging from the current and future funding levels and sectoral breakdown of renovation activity, to technical and legislative matters.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

From 10– 12 November 2017, the International Passive House Days, organised by the International Passive House Association (iPHA) and its international Affiliates, will take place for the 14th year in a row. Passive House building owners can share their experiences and show what Passive House is all about by participating with their own Passive House home, office, or even construction site.   
Post date: 23 Feb 2017
Type: Event

On February 14th, the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) Concerted Actions (CA) held a livestreamed workshop on ‘Smart Buildings for a greener Europe: Emerging Policy and Practices”.  
Post date: 23 Feb 2017
Type: News

  Sustainable renovation models for smarter cities     EU-GUGLE (European cities serving as Green Urban Gate towards Leadership in sustainable Energy), funded under the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Innovation, aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models in view of triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: Link

This workshop, which will be held on 26-27 June 2017 at the Technical Chamber of Corfu, on Corfu island, Greece, aims to discuss important aspects of Nearly-zero Energy Buildings: technologies, business models, policies, financing, definitions and best practice examples from South European countries' other EU supported projects.   The discussion among the event’s speakers and audience could lead to a municipal and regional policy to enhance the transition towards sustainable tourism and city development to accommodate potential visitors, through nZEB and ZEB approaches.
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: Event

On 27 April 2017, just one day before the Passive House Conference 2017, experts from at least three Smart City projects will hold a joint workshop in Vienna, Austria, to share results and experiences on smart and sustainable refurbishment solutions for apartment buildings, with a particular focus on social housing.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: Event

A reasoned opinion   The European Commission has requested Latvia to correctly transpose all the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU) into national law.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: News

Accelerating Market Transformation for High-Performance Building Enclosures - State of market, policy developments, and lessons learned from the Passive House movement  
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

  On 21 February 2017, Energy Cities announced the release of two new guidebooks aiming to provide information on how to develop and implement three innovative financing schemes that have been tested by 11 European cities and regions.    
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Type: News

Infinite Solutions Guidebook - Financing the energy renovation of public buildings through Internal Contracting    
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Type: Publication