CoME EASY’s overall objective is to promote, facilitate and extend the engagement of local public authorities in setting up and implementing sustainable and effective energy efficiency and climate action plans according to EU targets by applying a combination of synergistic supportive tools and initiatives. The CoME EASY project will provide municipalities with supporting tools for developing, monitoring and achieving their goals on energy and climate policy.
Post date: 14 May 2019
A large part of the stock of Italian educational buildings have undertaken energy retrofit interventions, thanks to European funds allocated by complex technical-administrative calls. In these projects, the suggested retrofit strategies are often selected based on the common best practices (considering average energy savings) but are not supported by proper energy investigations.
Post date: 14 Mar 2019
The study describes the results of a full LCA applied to 24 statistically-based dwelling archetypes, representative of the EU housing stock in 2010.
Post date: 8 Feb 2019
Objective HK BESTCOM:
The objective of the HKGBC Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool - Commercial Buildings (Office/Retail) is to promote better energy performance for commercial buildings by:
Post date: 28 Jan 2019
The overall objective of the project is twofold: First to measure the alignment of investment portfolios with climate related energy transition goals and second to seek to address the general challenge of shifting capital towards sustainable energy and energy efficiency investments.
In order to tackle this challenge, the SEI Metrics project works to provide the following results:
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
In 2018, GRESB scored and benchmarked the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of 432 European real estate funds and companies on behalf of 75 institutional investors. The data covers 78% of the listed real estate market in the region by market cap.
The average GRESB Score for the European real estate sector increased again in 2018, reaching 66 out of 100 (compared to 62 in 2017). Once again, listed entities scored higher than their counterparts in the private sector.
Post date: 26 Sep 2018
This report is part of Task 5 within the California Energy Commission (CEC) EPIC project (EPIC-14- 009) Optimizing Radiant Systems for Energy Efficiency and Comfort
managed through the Centre for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley. The main goal of this research was to determine the building characteristics of projects with radiant heating and cooling and assess their real world energy use compared to standard benchmarks for building energy performance.
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
IEA-EBC Annex 72: Assessment life cycle related environmental impacts caused by buildings
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 72: Assessment life cycle related environmental impacts caused by buildings” in 2016. The project will run till 2021.
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
This report, released by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), examines why the US market underuses performance data and provides recommendations on how governments and efficiency programme implementers can turn this information into action and help apartment building owners, residents, lenders and investors better use data to achieve economic and environmental benefits.
Post date: 26 Jan 2017
Over the years, different approaches and indices have been used to define indoor air quality. The most frequently used, recognised by the public, and equated with indoor air quality are, of course, ventilation rate and concentration of carbon dioxide. Other approaches define the levels of dissatisfaction with acceptability of indoor air quality, as expressed by the building occupants. At some point in time, the total concentration of airborne volatile organic compounds was proposed, as well.
Post date: 14 Dec 2016