Legislation, regulations, standards

This report, developed in the framework of International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA- EBC) Annex 62 Ventilative cooling, describes the current status of ventilative cooling in standards, legislation and compliance tools in 11 countries (Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Belgium, UK, Austria, Norway, Australia, China, Japan) and provides recommendations for better future implementation.
Post date: 18 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

Klimahouse, die Fachmesse für energieeffizientes Sanieren und Bauen in Italien, veranstaltet zum dritten Mal die Klimahouse Innovations Days. Ein viertägiges Event,  23. bis 26. Januar 2019,  welches eine Reihe an Vorträgen und Austauschmöglichkeiten für die Startup-Szene im Bausektor vorsieht. Höhepunkt der Veranstaltung ist der Klimahouse Startup Award, bei dem aus den teilnehmenden Startups ein Gewinner gekürt wird. Das Preisgeld beläuft sich auf insgesamt 30.000 €.
Post date: 18 Sep 2018
Type: Event

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) launched The Carbon-Free Regions Handbook: An Action Guide for States, Provinces, and Regional Governments in collaboration with The Climate Group, as secretariat to the Under2 Coalition. Designed to place states and regions on an actionable path towards low-carbon economies, the handbook includes significant contributions from the Under2 Coalition and features many of the successful policies being implemented by the governments in the coalition.
Post date: 17 Sep 2018
Type: Link

ENERFUND is a tool that rates and scores deep renovation opportunities. The tool is based on a set of parameters such as Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), number of certified installers, governmental schemes running, etc.
Post date: 13 Sep 2018
Type: Tool

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, RVO.nl) supports the greening of real estate, the implementing of energy legislation, working with EPCs and making use of EPC Facilitators from the European guarantEE project, a collaboration of 14 European partners co-financed by the European Commission through Horizon 2020.
Post date: 12 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

The H2020 REVALUE project has finished. Over the past 4 years, the project partners researched the relation between the value of residential real estate and its energy efficiency.  A greater awareness of what investments could improve both a property’s energy efficiency and its value would help to build a business case that could accelerate energy efficiency improvements in Europe´s housing stock. Much of Europe’s housing stock is currently both aged and energy inefficient.
Post date: 12 Sep 2018
Type: News

Following the SBE16-Thessaloniki conference, SBE16 SBE19-Thessaloniki “Sustainability in the built environment for climate change mitigation” attempts to address a large palette of issues concerning sustainability and consider their interrelation with regard to climate change.
Post date: 11 Sep 2018
Type: Event

Klimahouse, a leading trade show for innovations in the sustainable construction sector, is organising the 3rd edition of Klimahouse Startup Village to coincide with Klimahouse 2019 at the Bolzano Exhibition Center. Running from 23rd to 26th January, the 4-day programme will feature events dedicated to the startups working in the sector. Klimahouse will also host the “Klimahouse Startup Award”, a prize conceived to honour the sector’s best startups and innovative businesses at European level.
Post date: 11 Sep 2018
Type: Event

IPEEC’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET) has just released its seventh publication on energy efficiency in the buildings sector, BEET 7, which focuses on zero energy or emissions buildings (ZEBs). While the precise term varies, ZEBs generally refer to highly efficient buildings that use renewable technology to produce as much energy as they consume over the course of a year. The difficulty lies in the variety of metrics used to establish ‘zero’ energy or emissions, in addition to different energy consumption and production boundaries that make direct comparisons hard.
Post date: 10 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

U.S. Green Building Council is working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated to encourage green building practices—and resilience is a clear extension of this work. The Center for Resilience is a USGBC initiative housing all of the organization’s resilience activities, resources and tools: addressing and emphasizing resilience through green building and infrastructure certifications can help ensure a more resilient future for all.
Post date: 10 Sep 2018
Type: Link