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The ISH 2017 trade fair will take place from 14 to 18 March 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany, focusing on energy efficiency and comfort in buildings.  
Post date: 8 Dec 2016
Type: Event

The REHVA Journal December 2016 issue on EPB Standards Published for Formal Vote & Energy Efficient Renovations is now available online on http://www.rehva.eu/   EDITORIAL   05 Commission sets up EU’s next energy efficiency battle Jaap Hogeling     ARTICLES  
Post date: 8 Dec 2016
Type: Publication

Renewable electricity, cleaner heating and cooling, decarbonised transport, empowered consumers and at least 27% renewables in the EU will bring clean energy for all Europeans.    
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
Type: Publication

The Commission’s Communication “Clean Energy for all Europeans” (also called the winter package) refers to the proposed amendment of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Here it is suggested that the Member States shall set up a long-term building renovation strategy with a specific milestone for 2030 on the way to decarbonise their national building stock by 2050.
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
Type: Ask the Experts

The European Commission has just released its “Clean Energy For All Europeans” package, which includes key Energy Union legislative proposals: revisions of the Directives on Energy Efficiency (EED), Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) and Renewable Energy Sources (RED) including biomass sustainability rules, as well as a new Electricity Market Design and Energy Union governance framework.  
Post date: 5 Dec 2016
Type: Note

The BINE Themeninfo II/2016 „Efficiently heating & cooling non-residential buildings” explains how to use environmental energy to cool or in combination with heat pumps to heat non-residential buildings by using thermo-active building systems. It discusses the low-exergy concept, reflects on the thermal indoor comfort, shows how to operate heat pumps efficiently and presents operation management and control strategies. The final chapter deals with the experience with 3 low-ex buildings over several years of operation. Read the whole Themeninfo at the link provided below
Post date: 5 Dec 2016
Type: Publication

The EU Building Stock Observatory monitors the energy performance of buildings across Europe. It assesses improvements in the energy efficiency of buildings and how this impacts the actual energy consumption of the buildings sector overall. The Observatory, managed by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), provides a comprehensive snapshot of the building stock characteristics in EU28 and monitors the implementation of relevant EU Directives in Member States by presenting 250 indicators.   The Observatory tracks many different aspects, including:  
Post date: 2 Dec 2016
Type: Link

Earlier this year, in its Heating and Cooling Strategy, the European Commission addressed thermal energy for the first time in a consistent manner. This was timely, as decarbonising Europe’s energy system is impossible without decarbonising the heating and cooling sector.     The ‘Clean Energy Package’ that was published yesterday is a step in the right direction to enshrine the objectives of the Strategy in EU law.  
Post date: 2 Dec 2016
Type: Note

Together with the EU Clean Energy for All package of initiatives and legislation, a major online data portal has been launched on the 30th of November, 2016. The EU Building Stock Observatory, managed by BPIE, provides a comprehensive snapshot of the building stock characteristics in EU28, and monitors the implementation of relevant EU Directives in Member States by presenting 250 indicators.  
Post date: 1 Dec 2016
Type: News