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European NGOs and efficiency stakeholders applaud the 11 October 2017 vote of the Industry, Transport and Research (ITRE) Committee of the European Parliament in favour of stronger European building regulations. The final report adopted significantly improves the Commission’s proposal and counterbalances the weak General Approach of the Energy Council, according to the NGOs.    
Post date: 19 Oct 2017
Type: Note

Set up by the city of Stuttgart (Germany) in 1995, Internal Contracting (Intracting) has already allowed the municipality to implement over 350 energy efficiency measures in public buildings, equipment and facilities generating financial savings of EUR 22 million. Intracting enables the municipality to finance multiple investments aimed at energy savings without being bound to an external contractor. In this process a technical department or a municipally-owned company (‘the client’) submits an energy-saving project.  
Post date: 18 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

Ireland’s Energy Projections 2017 - Progress to targets, challenges and impacts  
Post date: 16 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

New measures to ensure that all new buildings in the EU are as energy-efficient as possible by 2050 were agreed by the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament.  
Post date: 12 Oct 2017
Type: News

The recent acceleration in global energy efficiency gains risks slowing down if governments do not maintain their focus on implementing new efficiency policies, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.    
Post date: 9 Oct 2017
Type: News

Energy efficiency is central to all global energy transitions. It is the world’s most available, secure and affordable energy resource and every government around the world has the power to further exploit efficiency for widespread benefit.   Energy Efficiency 2017 by the International Energy Agency (IEA) is the global tracker examining the trends, indicators, impacts and drivers of energy efficiency progress. The questions addressed in this year’s report include:  
Post date: 9 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

This report is part of Task 5 within the California Energy Commission (CEC) EPIC project (EPIC-14- 009) Optimizing Radiant Systems for Energy Efficiency and Comfort managed through the Centre for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley. The main goal of this research was to determine the building characteristics of projects with radiant heating and cooling and assess their real world energy use compared to standard benchmarks for building energy performance.
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

  On 4 October 2017, in the context of the October infringements package, the European Commission announced that they are sending a letter of formal notice requesting Spain to ensure the correct implementation of the EU legislation on energy efficiency (Energy Efficiency Directive, Directive 2012/27/EU).  
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
Type: News

19 September 2017, 10:00 am Brussels Time (CET)   Do you want to know how to improve the energy efficiency of retail buildings? To know more on the available technologies to achieve this? Are you interested in the role of a European project in the development of these technologies, tailor-made for shopping centres? Then, you should watch this webinar!  
Post date: 3 Oct 2017
Type: News

Casa Cesti is a complete renovation of an existing traditional farmhouse in a farming complex which was built in 1942. The buildings are divided into residential use, office space and livestock facilities and are typical of the rural area of ​​the Oleggio municipality (Province of Novara) in the Italian region of Piedmont. The original house was made of brick masonry and stone courses and is oriented along an east-west axis with the main façade facing south. The two storey house opens onto the courtyard.
Post date: 3 Oct 2017
Type: Case