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IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programme - Annual Report 2015

This report presents an overview of the main activities of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementing Agreement on Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programme. It includes summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects. It includes three parts: the Chair's Statement, Project progress reports and practical background information as well as a summary of the latest outcomes of the Programme intended for policy and decision makers.

European Commission presents sustainable energy security package

On 16 February 2016, the European Commission unveiled a package of energy security measures to equip the EU for global energy transition. The package sets out a wide range of measures to strengthen the EU's resilience to gas supply disruptions, including moderating energy demand, increasing energy production in Europe (including from renewables), further developing a well-functioning and fully integrated internal energy market, as well as diversification of energy sources, suppliers and routes.

COM(2016) 51 final: An EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling

 

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS

 

With this Communication, released in February 2016, the European Commission presents the first strategy to optimise buildings' and industries' heating and cooling in order to tackle the massive use of energy, particularly fossil fuels, in the sector. Heating and cooling accounts for 50% of the energy consumption in the European Union, and renewables account for just 18% of this.

 

Can sustainable office buildings increase workers’ productivity?

Green buildings can both protect the environment and benefit the people using them. But to do so, users should be involved in the planning right from the very beginning

 

Efforts to make buildings environmentally sustainable often focus on the technical side, such as energy efficiency.

But there is more to sustainability than just energy efficiency.

 

ISK-SODEX 2016

International HVAC & Refrigeration, Pumps, Valves, Fittings, Water Treatment and Insulation

 

ISK Sodex is an international trade fair for sanitation, plumbing, heating, refrigeration and air conditioning technology, which takes place every two years in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the third largest fair of its kind in the world and the largest in the Eurasian region.  This year's event will take place at the Istanbul Expo Center, on 4-7 May 2016.

 

Horizon 2020: 50 new Energy Efficiency projects funded

As part of Horizon 2020's energy challenge for secure, clean and efficient energy for Europe, the European Union has funded 50 new projects under the Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Call 2015. These projects were selected from a total of 478 evaluated proposals and confirm that Horizon 2020 responds to the needs of all energy actors, acting as a driver towards a more sustainable energy future.