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Common Exploitation Booster

Common Exploitation Booster is a common support service aiming to help ongoing Research & Innovation (R&I) projects under FP7 (7th Framework) and H2020 (Horizon 2020) programmes, to bridge the gap between research results and...
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Support Services for Exploitation of Research Results (SSERR)

Support Services for Exploitation of Research Results (SSERR) for completed and ongoing research projects in the field of energy   Support Services for Exploitation of Research Results (SSERR), offers on-demand services to interested...
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INDIGO project: New generation of Intelligent Efficient District Cooling Systems

INDIGO is a Horizon 2020 EU-funded project carried out by 6 partners from across Europe that aims to develop a more efficient, intelligent and economical generation of District Cooling (DC) systems by improving the existing system planning...
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REFURB project

REFURB is a consortium of 13 partners and a number of cooperators in a project exceeding borders in EU, to inspire homeowners to move a step further with their energy renovations and achieve zero energy renovation. Easy, economical and...
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New E2VENT project video

The European project E2VENT is almost at mid-point. A new, clear and understandable 3 minute video summarizing the project is now available.   As we know, the European Union seeks to increase the share of energy efficient buildings,...
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ΕΣΠΑ (Εταιρικό Σύμφωνο για το Πλαίσιο Ανάπτυξης) 2014-2020

Το ΕΣΠΑ (Εταιρικό Σύμφωνο για το Πλαίσιο Ανάπτυξης) 2014-2020 αποτελεί το βασικό στρατηγικό σχέδιο για την ανάπτυξη της χώρας με σημαντική συνδρομή από τα Ευρωπαϊκά Διαρθρωτικά και Επενδυτικά Ταμεία (ΕΔΕΤ) της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης. Ανάμεσα...
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Central and Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency Forum - C4E (June 2016): presentations available online

The conference aims to build and strengthen Central and Eastern Europe’s energy efficiency community. It focuses on the CEE region and engages a mix of stakeholders from across sectors (government, business, civil society), followed by the...
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Energy Efficiency in Europe: The levers to deliver the potential

Deloitte has published a study which aims to identify the main levers for public authorities, private companies and households, which could help to better unleash the untapped technical and economic potential of energy efficiency in Europe...
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QUANTUM report on state-of-the-art of quality management

Within this report QUANTUM project investigated the existing quality gaps as well as their reasons and summarised existing guidelines, laws and services for quality management within construction projects in Europe.   " QUANTUM report on...
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Casa Verde Plus - Romania

”Casa Verde Plus” adds to the renewable energy solutions financed in the basic programme ”Casa Verde” investments in increased energy efficiency, thermal insulation, LED lighting, green roofs and ecological materials.   Both ”Casa Verde...
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Energy Toolkit for Buildings – Rio de Janeiro

The "Energy Toolkit for Buildings – Rio de Janeiro" outlines renewable energy technology and energy efficient building design in the context of Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympic Games, with the aim to help planners and developers address...
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Linking smart homes to smart grids: current market and future trends

In the actual era of smart homes and smart grids, advanced technological systems that allow the automation of domestic tasks are developing rapidly. There are numerous technologies and applications that can be installed in smart homes...
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Overview of EN 15232 standard on impact of Building Automation, Controls, and Building Management

Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) can have significant impact on energy consumption of buildings and their occupants. In recognition of these facts, the European Committee for Standardization issued "EN 15232:2012 Standard:...
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Mandatory post-occupancy evaluation for building commissioning in UK

On April 2016, Government Soft Landings (GSL) policy became mandatory, alongside Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2, on centrally-procured UK public projects. The Guiding Principles of the GSL policy made a clear reference to...
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Recommendation EU 2016/1318 Guidelines for the promotion of nearly zero-energy buildings and best practices

The document was published 29 July 2016. Commission Recommendation (EU) 2016/1318 of 29 July 2016 on guidelines for the promotion of nearly zero-energy buildings and best practices to ensure that, by 2020, all new buildings are nearly...
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Train-to-NZEB: The Building Knowledge Hubs of Europe

  The “Train-to-NZEB: The Building Knowledge Hubs (BKH)” project, funded by Horizon 2020 Programme of the EC, aims to support and provide up-to-date training equipment for a set of training and consultation centers with the goal to...
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QUANTUM project: quality management (QM) for building performance

QUANTUM, closing the gap between actual and designed energy performances of buildings through quality management   The estimated average gap between calculated and actual energy performance of the European building stock is 25% for...
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Achieving higher building certification rating through commissioning

Demand for commissioning (Cx) is steadily increasing and a Navigant report showed that nearly 70 per cent of respondents identified green building certifications as a driver of Cx demand.   Fundamental Cx is mandatory fo LEED...
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Demand Response in Blocks of Buildings

Demand Response in Blocks of Buildings (DR-BOB) is a Horizon 2020 project, co-funded by the European Union, which aims to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of demand response in blocks of buildings.   Blocks of...
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Green Building TV

  Green Building TV is a community platform that uses video to communicate ideas, products and services between buyers and sellers, all relating to the sustainable construction sector. The platform was created to offer distraction-free...