Legislation, regulations, standards

This document constitutes the Working Programme for the period 2018-2010 focusing on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMBP).  
Post date: 8 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

Getting the measure of fuel poverty - Final Report of the Fuel Poverty Review  
Post date: 6 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

Fuel Poverty: The problem and its measurement - Interim Report of the Fuel Poverty Review  
Post date: 6 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

Join DG Environment and the World Green Building Council to learn all about Level(s), the new voluntary reporting framework aimed at improving the sustainability of buildings. Using existing standards, Level(s) provides a common EU approach to the assessment of environmental performance in the built environment. As the Commission embarks on a two-year testing phase for Level(s), this webinar aims to introduce Level(s) to a wider audience.   The agenda for the webinar is
Post date: 2 Nov 2017
Type: Event

Registration Opens for Level(s) Testing Workshop   On 4 December, the European Commission is inviting key stakeholders in the construction sector to learn more about the testing phase for Level(s), a new voluntary reporting framework aimed at improving the sustainability of buildings.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2017
Type: Event

“Sustainable technologies for a better life” is the guiding theme of the second edition of EUREKA, an innovative and participatory conference organised by EPEE and EVIA, two leading associations headquartered in Brussels and representing the HVACR industry in Europe. EUREKA 2017 will take place on December 11 & 12 in Berlin and will once again represent a unique opportunity to engage with professionals from across the HVACR value chain and help shape the future of this sector.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2017
Type: Event

ATLANTA – The 2017 edition of ASHRAE’s major thermal comfort standard has been published to incorporate seven published addenda to the 2013 edition.   ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2017, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, simplifies the language of the 2013 standard and clarifies the three comfort calculation approaches in Section 5.3.3, "Elevated Air Speed." The 2017 edition includes a new requirement to calculate the change in occupants' thermal comfort from direct solar radiation.  
Post date: 31 Oct 2017
Type: News

Existing Building Energy Efficiency Renovation - International Review of Regulatory Policies  
Post date: 31 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE, THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS, AND THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK - COM(2016) 763 final     Accelerating the transition to a low-carbon competitive economy is both an urgent necessity and a tremendous opportunity for Europe. It is a central challenge of our time. Failure may put our welfare at stake. Success would open unprecedented economic opportunities and new avenues to prosperity, welfare and growth.  
Post date: 31 Oct 2017
Type: Publication