Legislation, regulations, standards

  In April 2017, the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Greece has officially published the Regulation for the operation of Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (National Gazette 1242Β/11-4-2017), in accordance with the stipulations of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU), a development considered important for the energy efficiency sector.  
Post date: 22 May 2017
Type: News

This position paper is based on consultation with the members of FEDARENE, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment, and is in response to the proposals for the Energy Efficiency and Energy Performance of Buildings Directives, as set out in the ‘Energy Efficiency Directive’ released on November 30, 2016.   SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS
Post date: 22 May 2017
Type: Publication

Die Energietage 2017 in Berlin sind vorüber – über 300 Referent*innen und tausende Veranstaltungsteilnehmer diskutierten in 50 Einzelkongressen drei Tage lang die Energiewende in Deutschland.   Veranstaltungsmaterialien und Hintergründe finden Sie ab sofort auf der Webseite des Berliner Energietage-Managements:  
Post date: 19 May 2017
Type: News

According to a new report published by the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change (ARCC) network UK homes are experiencing poor indoor air quality (IAQ) at a scale and magnitude that needs immediate national-level attention and action.  
Post date: 18 May 2017
Type: News

7th  Webinar - Smart Communities organised by UoA and CyI   The main objective of the Smart Communities Webinar, presented by the UoA, was to underline the development of Smart and NZEB for Europe, analysing the major problems and setting a roadmap with involving future quantitative and qualitative targets. The methodology applied in this webinar is summarized in the steps described below:   - Presentation of The Development of Smart and NZEB protocols for Europe - Objectives
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

6th Webinar  - organised by TUC: Definition of Smart Grids   The main objective of the Definitions of Smart Grids Webinar, presented by TUC, was to introduce the fundamental principles of smart grids. Various definitions and different approaches were highlighted. EU policies, standards, benefits for key stakeholders, as well as advanced metering infrastructure and communication technologies were presented.    Webinar contents/structure:   ·   Introduction in Smart Grids
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

ASHRAE (The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) has just announced the publication of the following standard: ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 214-2017, Standard for Determining and Expressing Building Energy Performance in a Rating Programme. The standard aims at providing uniformity in the building energy labelling and disclosure process. It gives a standardised approach for determining and expressing building energy performance in a rating programme and standardises the content of a label associated with the energy component of a rating programme.  
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

The Decree 2017-918 of the French Government requires the improvement of the energy performance of existing commercial and public buildings. It applies to buildings or parts of buildings belonging to a single owner, for offices, hotels, shops, education and administration, with a useful floor area greater than 2000 m2, with the exception of temporary buildings and some historical buildings.
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

The challenge to develop smart cities is not only a technological challenge but also a regulatory, financial and social one. In fact, some non-technical issues may be more challenging to resolve than the technological barriers and the success of a project can depend on this.  
Post date: 16 May 2017
Type: Event

After nearly two years of collaboration between ten partners from Spain, Croatia, Poland and the Netherlands, the FosterREG project is coming to an end.    FosterREG is a European Horizon 2020 project aimed at enhancing the capacity of public authorities to plan, finance and manage integrated urban regeneration for sustainable energy uptake.
Post date: 15 May 2017
Type: News