Legislation, regulations, standards

This report focuses on the main barriers to deep renovation that municipalities in Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia have to face. The barriers are divided into six groups which correspond to the categories identified by BPIE as the main topics that should be given serious consideration to facilitate a successful planning and delivery of national renovation strategies and their renovation potential:
Post date: 18 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

The 25th edition of ICLEI's long-running Breakfast at Sustainability's series will be held on Tuesday 5 September, focusing on the work of the EU-funded FIESTA project. ICLEI is hosting the event in association with project coordinator AREA Science Park Trieste.  
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
Type: Event

EPATEE (Evaluation Into Practice to Achieve Targets for Energy Efficiency) is a Horizon 2020 funded project which aims to give EU Member States tools and knowledge for a better evaluation of their own energy efficiency policies.   EPATEE will raise the capacity of policymakers and implementers for policy evaluation by providing them with tools and practical knowledge to make consistent impact evaluation an integral part of the policy cycle. It will support EU Member States in distinguishing effective from ineffective policies.  
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded project PremiumLight_Pro (Next-level energy efficient lighting systems in the service sector) aims at addressing the major saving potentials by supporting public authorities in the development of effective policies to facilitate the implementation of efficient new generation LED lighting systems in the service sector.
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded EURECA project is designed to provide tailored solutions to help identify the cost saving opportunities whilst signposting the environmental impact of procurement choices in data centres.  
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The FP7 funded TRIBUTE (Take the energy bill back to the promised building performance) is a large-scale integrating project aimed at minimizing the gap between computed and measured energy performances through the improvement of the predictive capability of a state-of-the-art commercial Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS). For existing buildings, measurement and verification techniques will be developed and deployed to connect the BEPS model in real time to the pivotal wireless sensing and control systems of a monitored building.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
Type: Link

How to improve residential energy efficiency in South Eastern Europe and CIS - policy brief by HFHI   Recommendations for Central and Eastern European countries  
Post date: 9 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

District Cooling and Heating: The solution for a feverish planet The International District Cooling and Heating Conference is an international conference that will discuss key issues to accelerate the development of District Energy to help ensuring that District Energy fulfils its enormous potential. The event will also include the Global District Energy Climate Awards which have offered visibility and recognition to the many communities, cities and campuses around the world that have embraced District Energy as a vital part of their sustainability planning.  
Post date: 9 Aug 2017
Type: Event

The EPB Center (energy performance of a building - EPB) is focused on the international harmonized set of EPB assessment methods and their implementation at national and regional levels. The Center is dedicated to provide stakeholders and interested parties with technical support for the implementation and dissemination of information on the set of EPB standards at national and regional level.   While providing this support the Center will also aim to assist with formulating needs in order to further develop and improve this set of EPB standards.  
Post date: 4 Aug 2017
Type: Link

This guide will help you to start saving on your energy bills and to feel more comfortable at home without spending a single cent.   The guide has been released by the EU-funded FIESTA project and will provide European families with helpful advice on lowering their energy bill and their carbon footprint. Aimed at the general public, the document looks at general areas of household energy consumption, from heating and cooling to cooking, outlining simple ways to save money.  
Post date: 3 Aug 2017
Type: Publication