On 14 September 2017, the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) published a new "Steering through the maze" guide. The new guide, “Understanding energy efficiency in the European Commission’s Clean Energy Package”, focuses on energy efficiency aspects within the so-called Winter Package.
Post date: 2 Oct 2017
Steering through the maze #7: A guide from the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
Post date: 2 Oct 2017
As the negotiations on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) revision proceeds, the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) has noted some worrying signs that threaten to deliver less savings, contradict the “energy efficiency first” principle and create unwanted side effects on the renewables side. In particular, the proposed discounting of off-site renewables must be removed from the proposals.
Post date: 27 Sep 2017
REHVA position paper on the European Commission proposal of the revised ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE COM(2016)0765
This position paper on the EC proposal for the revised EPBD was published In March 2017, in the 2nd issue of the REHVA Journal.
The REHVA position is grouped into 3 priorities:
Post date: 31 Aug 2017
Updated 5.12.2017: Presentations now available online.
REHVA Headquarter, rue Washington 40
The Hotel, Boulevard de Waterloo, 38, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
The REHVA Brussels Summit will launch a new sequence of REHVA meetings offering an intense 2-days event with a new concept and a revamped visual design.
Post date: 26 Jul 2017
This document presents the final report for the study for a comprehensive assessment of the macro-level and sectoral impacts of energy efficiency policies. The report is a first attempt to apply this framework to make a comprehensive quantitative assessment of such multiple benefits and their trade-offs. It shows that enhanced energy efficiency in Europe beyond a 27% target for 2030 could led to substantial social, economic and environmental effects.
Post date: 20 Jul 2017
In the Energy Performance for Buildings Directive (EPBD), “shall” is used in article 9, whereas “should” is used in article 2:
Article 9 of the EPBD states that: “Member States shall ensure that by 31 December 2020, all new buildings are nearly zero-energy buildings, and after 31 December 2018 new buildings occupied and owned by public authorities are nearly zero-energy buildings.”
Post date: 18 Jul 2017
Type: Ask the Experts
This website is linked to an ongoing study (ending July 2018) that will provide technical support to the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission (EC) in order to feed the negotiations and decision process regarding potentially setting up a ‘Smart Readiness Indicator for Buildings’, as mentioned in the proposal by the EC for a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive-EPBD (where it was called "smartness indicator").
Post date: 17 Jul 2017
On Wednesday 14 June, BUILD UP attended the International Social Housing Festival in Amsterdam. There we had the chance to meet the Energy Ambassadors, volunteers supporting other residents to save energy and money. The concept is simple: the Energy Ambassadors, through training and a toolkit, show their neighbours how to save energy and encourage them to engage with others to achieve replicability.
Post date: 12 Jul 2017
On 22 June 2017, AIE, AREA and GCP Europe released the following joint position paper:
Post date: 29 Jun 2017