IMPULSE introduces an integrated support system concerning energy upgrading projects for Public Buildings.
The Project is coordinated by the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) and is implemented in the context of the European Programme Interreg MED 2014-2020 with the co-funding of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). In Greece, the Project’s pilot implementation is realised by the Municipality of Heraklion through the Department of European Programmes, while the Regional Development Fund of Crete (RDFC) is an associated partner.
Post date: 10 Oct 2018
Low carbon economy is a key issue for territorial sustainable development and for EU objectives. In the Mediterranean area, the challenge is to develop solutions adapted to various regional contexts from densely urbanised areas with dense transport networks to remote areas and islands with more limited access to energy resources.
PrioritEE will Prioritize energy efficiency measures in public buildings and will create a decision support tool for regional and local public authorities
Post date: 25 Sep 2018
Have you ever thought about using the POWER of the PUBLIC (visitors, users etc,) to reduce POWER consumption of a PUBLIC building? If not, then a good idea might be to attend the workshop entitled "Leveraging Behavioural Change for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings" which will take place on June 4th 2018 at the Brussels premises of the Veneto Region (67, Avenue de Tervuren) within the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018.
Post date: 29 May 2018
Buildings in EU27 Member States represent up to 24 billion m2 of floor space, responsible for 40% of Europe’s energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions – both key contributors to climate change. In response, a number of European directives promoting energy efficiency and ambitious goals for achieving nearly zero energy buildings will be enforced in the coming years.
Public buildings are expected to meet these challenges and act as frontrunners. It is time to use the wealth of resources already at our disposal to accelerate change.
Post date: 26 Mar 2018
Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and innovation have to shake hands
In recent years, the word “smart” has started rolling off the tongues and keyboards of policy makers in many areas of our global village. The building and construction sector is no stranger to this word as EU directives on energy efficiency specifically target the building stock old and new, under the heading “Smart Cities and Communities”.
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
By Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
In late October, the R2CITIES team met in Kartal, Turkey, for its second-to-last project meeting. As we look ahead to the final months of the project, our attention is on the monitoring of the works. This will allow us to build a picture of the energy savings and the overall sustainability of the endeavours over the last four years.
Post date: 24 Nov 2017
R2CITIES Lavatrici district demo site on the agenda at this year’s Genoa Smart Week
There will be two events from the R2CITIES project as part of Genoa Smart Week on Wednesday 22 November:
A session on the achievements and opportunities in district renovation – R2CITIES history and Genoa Outcomes – 9.00am to 10.45am at Palazzo Tobia Pallavicino, Salone del Bergamasco
Post date: 17 Nov 2017
Download the complete October issue of REHVA journal here: 05/2017 (PDF) or read and download individual articles.
Post date: 31 Oct 2017
Set up by the city of Stuttgart (Germany) in 1995, Internal Contracting (Intracting) has already allowed the municipality to implement over 350 energy efficiency measures in public buildings, equipment and facilities generating financial savings of EUR 22 million. Intracting enables the municipality to finance multiple investments aimed at energy savings without being bound to an external contractor. In this process a technical department or a municipally-owned company (‘the client’) submits an energy-saving project.
Post date: 18 Oct 2017