Legislation, regulations, standards

New measures to ensure that all new buildings in the EU are as energy-efficient as possible by 2050 were agreed by the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament.  
Post date: 12 Oct 2017
Type: News

  On 4 October 2017, in the context of the October infringements package, the European Commission announced that they are sending a letter of formal notice requesting Spain to ensure the correct implementation of the EU legislation on energy efficiency (Energy Efficiency Directive, Directive 2012/27/EU).  
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
Type: News

How to find new projects and build an investor base as a newly launched crowdfunding platform   Newly launched crowdfunding platforms for renewable energy projects often face the challenge to find projects that are suitable for their platform. A clear identification of the platform’s clients is crucial, be it renewable energy project developers, SMEs or project contractors.  
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
Type: News

Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing     This document constitutes a Draft Working Programme for the period 2018-2010 focusing on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMBP).  
Post date: 4 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

You can contribute to identify barriers to nZEB via the AZEB project   The AZEB project aims to show how Zero Energy Buildings can be made affordable in the whole life cycle of buildings, from design to construction and maintenance. Optimizing construction processes to fully integrate available solutions in the areas of process, technology and contracting is seen as the largest potential in lifecycle cost reduction.
Post date: 4 Oct 2017
Type: News

by Valérie Leprince (PLEIAQ), Maria Kapsalaki (INIVE), François Rémi Carrié (INIVE)  
Post date: 2 Oct 2017
Type: News

  On 14 September 2017,  the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) published a new "Steering through the maze" guide. The new guide, “Understanding energy efficiency in the European Commission’s Clean Energy Package”, focuses on energy efficiency aspects within the so-called Winter Package.  
Post date: 2 Oct 2017
Type: News

Steering through the maze #7:  A guide from the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy    
Post date: 2 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

As the negotiations on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) revision proceeds, eceee has noted some worrying signs that threaten to deliver less savings, contradict the “energy efficiency first” principle and create unwanted side effects on the renewables side. In particular, the proposed discounting of off-site renewables must be removed from the proposals.    
Post date: 2 Oct 2017
Type: Note

On 28 September 2017, the European Commission launched the pilot phase of Level(s), a new voluntary EU framework for sustainable buildings which will help transform the building sector. It is the first tool of this kind that has been developed for use across the whole of Europe.  
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: News