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Understanding the importance and triggering the demand for building commissioning

Understanding the importance and triggering the demand for building commissioning

Commissioning makes sure energy efficiency investments maintain their optimal factory-intended operational states, regularly testing their performances. It was introduced in the late 1980s however, despite proven studies, global awareness and...

EU Climate and Energy policies at risk of ‘’la pensée unique’’

I used to think that Western democracies protect their citizens from “la pensée unique” (a narrow and single way of thinking). My concerns relate to the “consensus” in the “energy efficiency community” about how the “Better Regulation Package” would...

Could consumers tip the balance of the EU energy transition?

The 2016 edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week was about empowering consumers. At the opening ceremony, Mr. Miguel Arias Cañete, the commissioner of climate and energy, made it clear that the energy transition is also about the active...

PROF / TRAC - Second Newsletter - June 2016

Welcome to PROF/TRAC’s second newsletter! This is a bi-annual newsletter with updated news and events from around Europe on Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) in the framework of the Horizon 2020 project PROF/TRAC. PROF / TRAC is a 3-...

ACE is releasing a suite of 8 policy statements in support of the ACE Manifesto

The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) is releasing eight policy statements in support of the ACE Manifesto to promote responsible architecture, advance the highest professional standards and optimise professional mobility....

10 things to know on Energy Efficiency Review in 2016

The Europe 2020 Strategy involves a number of policies to help Member States towards their 2020 targets. Realising the EU’s long-established intention to ‘turn the European Union into the most energy efficient economy in the world’ will...

The road to energy efficient buildings through the eyes of environmental NGOs

  ECOS, a pan-European association of environmental NGOs, and a partner of CEN, is the only organisation representing the environmental interest in standardisation processes at European level. One of their many work areas includes the...

The road the EU should not be taking

OP-ED on EU policy (climate and energy legislation) and Paris Climate Agreement - Is it on track with the 2030 climate and energy targets? first published on the eceee website (european council for an energy...

IMRO-DDKK prepared a number of energy efficiency investment plans for residential buildings in South- and Western Transdanubia

IMRO-DDKK participated in the elaboration of a number of energy efficiency investment plans under the Hungarian “Home Warmth” programme which aims at fostering energy efficiency investment options among residential buildings. Our...

Energy efficiency solutions from outside the box, pt.1

A recent announcement from Nissan on its electric LEAF car and e-NV200 van includes reference to its Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology, realised in Europe in partnership with Endesa. While the Nissan vehicles are not the first to offer V2G...