Casa Cesti is a complete renovation of an existing traditional farmhouse in a farming complex which was built in 1942. The buildings are divided into residential use, office space and livestock facilities and are typical of the rural area of ​​the Oleggio municipality (Province of Novara) in the Italian region of Piedmont. The original house was made of brick masonry and stone courses and is oriented along an east-west axis with the main façade facing south. The two storey house opens onto the courtyard.
Post date: 3 Oct 2017
Type: Case

This guide, released by the National House Building Council (NHBC) Foundation, presents the impact of window choice on energy performance for a range of typical home types (mid-floor apartment, mid-terrace house, semi-detached house, detached house). The guidance is developed from modelling results using the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP).  
Post date: 27 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

The EU’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme supported projects which sought to overcome non-technical barriers to the uptake, implementation and replication of innovative sustainable energy solutions.  
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

The innovation and power of business models helps in enlisting large number of utilities and governments to participate in energy saving projects. This helps in aggregation of demand. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) then procures equipment or services in bulk enabling reduction in costs due to ensuing economies to scale. For instance, in the UJALA programme, the bulk cost of LEDs have reduced from Rs. 310 ($ 5) to Rs. 40 ($ 0. 65) as a result of procurement of 300 million LEDs over a 2 year period.  
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: Event

By Roberta d’Angiolella and Marine Faber– BPIE (Buildings Performance Institute Europe)   
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: News

Guidelines on how to approach the energy-efficient renovation of shopping centres: the “how-to” guide on renovating shopping centres  
Post date: 14 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

  Solution sets for zero emission / zero energy school buildings - Guidelines for energy retrofitting   One of the purposes of the School of the Future project is to provide designers and planners with retrofit guidelines for concepts and technologies regarding energy efficiency and good indoor environment quality in school buildings - from simple, but significant energy reduction and indoor environment improvements up to the final target: Zero Emission Schools.  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

Though achieving the largest energy efficiency improvement in recent years, the household sector is still responsible for a considerable share of energy consumption in Europe:  29% of final energy consumption takes place in the household sector, where heating and cooling account for around 66% of the total energy use at home, this becoming the largest energy expense for most families.  
Post date: 21 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded project PremiumLight_Pro (Next-level energy efficient lighting systems in the service sector) aims at addressing the major saving potentials by supporting public authorities in the development of effective policies to facilitate the implementation of efficient new generation LED lighting systems in the service sector.
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Zagreb - Energy Efficient city (ZagEE) is a 4 years project (2013-2017) developed under the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme with the overall aim to implement energy efficiency measures and renewable energy sources in buildings owned by the local public authority (City of Zagreb).    More specifically, the the project aims to:  
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
Type: Link