The European Commission's 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' package was the main theme of the meeting of the European Energy Council, whch took place on 26 June 2017, bringing together EU energy ministers, European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, and European Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete.
The Council adopted, without debate, a regulation on
Post date: 27 Jun 2017
In the European Commission's proposal for a revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, released on 30 November 2016, substantial changes are proposed as regards the inspection of heating and air conditioning systems.
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: Ask the Experts
Think local first: designing an EU building policy framework centred on consumers, local authorities and energy advisory services to deliver on Europe’s renovation challenge
Post date: 30 May 2017
by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)
Post date: 17 May 2017
According to the Association of the European Heating Industry (EHI) – a wider penetration of efficient heat emitters needs to be an integral part of Europe’s ambition to achieve 30% energy efficiency gains by 2030. Promoting efficient heat emitters can improve the efficiency of heating systems as well as enable renewable heat appliances to find their place in the market. A heating system can run most efficiently, when all its components are designed to work together.
Post date: 17 May 2017
This report, elaborated by order of the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission, sets out the impacts of improvements in energy efficiency in buildings that could come about through the revision of the Energy Performance Buildings Directive (EPBD). In the report, the benefits of energy efficiency in the building sector are divided into seven impact areas:
Post date: 8 May 2017
The European ‘Building Envelope’ industry Position on upscaling Deep Renovation in the Clean Energy Package.
“Reaching a high performance of the building envelope for the EU building stock is essential in achieving the overall ambition of the Clean Energy package, but it is not sufficiently considered in the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) proposals.”, estimates the European ‘Building Envelope’ industry.
Post date: 5 May 2017
In order to stimulate the dialogue in relation to the revision of the EED and the EPBD, MEPs, Jakop Dalunde and Fredrick Federley, in collaboration with Housing Europe, the European Property Federation (EPF) and International Union of Tenants (IUT) hosted a lunch seminar in the European Parliament on 22 March devoted to discussions on how the EED and the EPBD could promote a coherent and holistic approach to reducing energy use in buildings in a cost-effective way.
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
This paper, released in March 2017, sets out the key messages from the Europe Regional Network (ERN) of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) on the key elements of the Clean Energy Package impacting Green Building Councils (GBCs) and the regional network.
Post date: 20 Apr 2017
Optimising the energy use of technical building systems – unleashing the power of the EPBD’s article 8
This webinar will present the results of the recently published Ecofys study “Optimising the energy use of technical building systems (TBS) – unleashing the power of the EPBD’s Article 8”.
During this webinar, the authors will elaborate on the study and on the underlying questions, such as:
Post date: 18 Apr 2017