Legislation, regulations, standards

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University will organize the 6th ICSD 2018 Rome on Wednesday 12 to Thursday 13 September, 2018.   The 6th ICSD 2018 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science through the European network of academics.  Papers will be published in EJSD Journal (Thompson Reuters) and Proceedings.
Post date: 28 Nov 2017
Type: Event

Information on construction products is heavily regulated at European level by Regulation EC 305/2011 (Construction Products Regulation or CPR). Manufacturers are obliged by this law to declare the performance of most construction products according to the relevant harmonised standards. The CPR sets the framework for the common technical language which is detailed by the relevant harmonised product standard, until now in a written format. The common technical language of the harmonised standards does not yet include digitalisation.
Post date: 28 Nov 2017
Type: News

Heat Pumps in near Zero Emission Buildings (nZEB) - in the new issue of the HPT Magazine!   Heat pumps is an excellent choice for low energy buildings! This is evidenced by the three projects (so called annexes) - within the Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP) - that have been devoted to them, as well as the number of countries that have been participating in them. In the latest issue of HPT Magazine, we get an overview of the benefits of using heat pumps in low energy buildings.  
Post date: 23 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

How is Europe’s Horizon 2020 framework programme supporting research, innovation and market uptake of smart buildings?  
Post date: 20 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

by Tiziana Buso (REHVA)   Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) standards are nowadays on every energy efficiency expert's lips. We are at a turning point in the road towards a homogenous energy efficiency market. However, the goal is not yet achieved. The future of EPB standards is in the hands of all energy efficiency stakeholders.    
Post date: 20 Nov 2017
Type: News

ARENE Ile-de-France is organizing a conference on solar energy in Île-de-France on Tuesday 19 December, 2017 in the morning. The conference will start at 9 am and will take place in Halle Pajol, in Paris (France). The aim of the meeting is to present and discuss the development of this sector in the Ile-de-France region. The event is focused to elected officials, community agents and solar industry actors and will be an opportunity to represent this sector, to discuss the technical and regulatory novelties and to focus on the Paris region’s experience.   
Post date: 16 Nov 2017
Type: Event

EU Emissions Trading System to be revised to go in line with the Paris Agreement  
Post date: 14 Nov 2017
Type: News

  by Arla Fytrou-Moschopoulou (Sympraxis Team)    
Post date: 11 Nov 2017
Type: News

The QUALICHeCK study Austria investigated the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) scheme applied for the allocation of energy efficiency subsidies in the region of Salzburg.
Post date: 10 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

This year's Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days took place from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 October in Brussels, Belgium, presenting the new funding opportunities and innovative schemes offered by the Energy Work Programme 2018-2020.   The content has been structured in three days:       Day 1 – 23 October 2017, focuses in the funding priorities for renewables, decarbonising fossil fuels & cross-cutting issues.
Post date: 8 Nov 2017
Type: News