Very low energy buildings

  Following the guidelines of the measures contained in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, presented at the end of 2016 by the European Commission, the 2017 National Energy Strategy (NES) confirms the key role of energy efficiency in Italian energy transition path. The NES aims to strengthen energy efficiency policies by facilitating the measures that have the best cost-effectiveness ratio in order to achieve 30% energy savings by 2030 compared to the expected consumption at that date.
Post date: 24 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

This conference aims to share best practices from Malta and Italy as well as other countries on how to finance energy efficiency investments. It will cover, among others, experience gained with the use of private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. Speakers will focus on practical insights into developing and structuring investment programmes. There will be time for debate and networking.  
Post date: 24 Sep 2018
Type: Event

  By joining the scheme, the two banks will adopt standards which are currently being tested as part of an EU-backed pilot programme involving banks and financial institutions representing a combined lending power of over €3 trillion, equal to around 20% of the EU’s GDP. The pilot scheme aims at trialling new criteria for energy efficiency mortgages for homebuyers. The proposed standards will provide lenders with the critical information they need to understand how energy use and efficiency improvements impact on mortgage risks.
Post date: 24 Sep 2018
Type: News

This map is a place for you to share how and where in the world you’re participating in World Green Building Week 2018. Will you learn more about the benefits of a greener home? Will you share the week with friends and family? Will you lead your community by hosting an event to take steps toward a greener, healthier world – starting at home?
Post date: 24 Sep 2018
Type: Link

  Transitional spaces are meant as “a space in between indoor and outdoor climate, or between two indoor environments, which thermal characteristics can be or not modified by mechanical control system and where occupant may experience the dynamic effect of this change”. Nowadays, transitional spaces are pivotal in non-residential architecture and the proportion of such areas may vary between 10% up to 40% of the total volume depending on the typology. Mixed-mode buildings are desings with by both active and passive systems.
Post date: 21 Sep 2018
Type: Link

This is the ninth issue of the ZERO-PLUS (Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology) research project newsletter.   Contents include:
Post date: 20 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

Klimahouse, die Fachmesse für energieeffizientes Sanieren und Bauen in Italien, veranstaltet zum dritten Mal die Klimahouse Innovations Days. Ein viertägiges Event,  23. bis 26. Januar 2019,  welches eine Reihe an Vorträgen und Austauschmöglichkeiten für die Startup-Szene im Bausektor vorsieht. Höhepunkt der Veranstaltung ist der Klimahouse Startup Award, bei dem aus den teilnehmenden Startups ein Gewinner gekürt wird. Das Preisgeld beläuft sich auf insgesamt 30.000 €.
Post date: 18 Sep 2018
Type: Event

Klimahouse, a leading trade show for innovations in the sustainable construction sector, is organising the 3rd edition of Klimahouse Startup Village to coincide with Klimahouse 2019 at the Bolzano Exhibition Center. Running from 23rd to 26th January, the 4-day programme will feature events dedicated to the startups working in the sector. Klimahouse will also host the “Klimahouse Startup Award”, a prize conceived to honour the sector’s best startups and innovative businesses at European level.
Post date: 18 Sep 2018
Type: News

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) launched The Carbon-Free Regions Handbook: An Action Guide for States, Provinces, and Regional Governments in collaboration with The Climate Group, as secretariat to the Under2 Coalition. Designed to place states and regions on an actionable path towards low-carbon economies, the handbook includes significant contributions from the Under2 Coalition and features many of the successful policies being implemented by the governments in the coalition.
Post date: 17 Sep 2018
Type: Link