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Energy Union is about re-inventing our economy, says Maroš Šefčovič

The European Commission’s Winter Package of Energy Union laws will be a turning point for clean energy, writes Maroš Šefčovič, vice-president of the European Commission, in charge of the Energy Union.  But the spirit of the package goes...
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What kind of financial tools will the EU offer to encourage deep renovation?

The European Commission aims to encourage a more effective use of public funds, help project developers bring good project ideas to maturity, and make the energy efficiency market more trusted and attractive for all stakeholders through...
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HERON project Decision Support Tool

An innovative, friendly to the end user, software developed by KEPA in the frame of the HERON project (H2020, Grant AgreemENT. No. 649690) facilitates policy makers and market stakeholders in their energy efficiency policy making for...
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10th International Buildair Symposium

Experts from the East, West, North an South present their most recent results   On 31 March and 1 April 2017 in Hanover, the International BUILDAIR Symposium will bring together experts from many countries to discuss the most recent...
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GREENPEACE GREECE: The real energy crisis is the country's energy-intensive building sector

When seven out of ten households in Greece live in 'leaky' buildings, the problem is not the insufficiency of power supply, but the energy inefficiency of buildings and the lack of political volition, says Greenpeace Greece     The root...
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Electricity Map: Live CO2 emissions of the European electricity consumption

An open source project which visualises the emissions of electricity generation across Europe along with the potential for renewable energy.   The Electricity Map project has integrated live data feeds into an interactive map of Europe...
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The 2016 Commission’s winter package - What is the investment plan?

The European Commission complements the measures it is taking to reach its 2030 targets with the “Smart Finance for Smart Buildings” investment initiative. It aims to encourage a more effective use of public funds, help project developers...
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The 2016 Commission’s winter package - Does it address energy poverty?

Energy poverty is a major challenge across the EU, and has its root in low incomes and energy inefficient housing. The winter package presents a new approach to protect vulnerable consumers.   The Commission's energy efficiency proposals...
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The top 5 green building stories in 2016 according to Eco-Business

Around the world, buildings are becoming greener as technology and tenant behaviour combine to lower the impact of urbanisation on the planet. Ping Manongdo (Eco-Business) presents the top 5 green building stories in 2016.     The...
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RENEW-SCHOOL

High quality school renovations with prefabricated wooden components - solutions, real examples and analysis through Europe   15 November 2016   The webinar focused on solutions and strategies for indoor air quality, thermal comfort and...
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Report presentation: Energy Transition of the EU Building Stock

Wednesday 12 October 2016   How to transform the building stock from being an energy waster to being a positive element in the EU energy system and the EU economy? Do the EU’s climate and energy targets meet the needs and expectations of...
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The Green Rating™ tool

The upgraded Green Rating™ tool, one of the main outcomes of the Trust EPC project, will be developed as a sustainable energy investment assessment and benchmarking tool addressing building and facility renovations, principally targeted to...
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METIS - Modelling the European Energy System

METIS is a mathematical model which can provide highly detailed analysis of the whole European energy system for electricity, gas and heat. It can simulate the operation of both energy systems and markets for electricity gas and heat on an...
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FROnT project - Decision-Making Tool for Consumers

The Decision-Making Tool for Consumers, developed in the framework of the FROnT project, uses a systematic process to guide the consumer through some targeted questions aimed at finding the best available Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC...
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FROnT project - RHC Costs’ Calculation Tool

The Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) Costs’ Calculation Tool, developed in the framework of the FROnT project, aims to assess the competitiveness of renewable energy technologies (biomass, solar thermal, air-source heat pump and ground-...
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New Open Data Set from CURIT (Regional Cadastre of Heating Systems of Lombardy Region)

CURIT Open Data Set tool operating in the territory of Lombardy Region. More information at this url .   Data and information regarding more than 2 million heating systems which operate in households, offices and public buildings is...
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ASHRAE & ADI Duct Sizing Calculator

The duct sizing calculator is a quick reference tool which allows HVAC air distribution system designers to more accurately size ducts, especially flex ducts under varying amounts of compression, based on research results.   The...
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BPIE Briefing – The “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package

On November 30 2016, the European Commission released important pieces of European energy legislation in the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package. The package covers energy efficiency, renewable energy, the electricity market,...
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STEP2SPORT benchmarking tool

This benchmarking tool developed in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe – IEE STEP2SPORT project, allows sport owners and sport facility managers to assess the energy performance and determine the energy improvement potential of...
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De-risking Energy Efficiency Platform (DEEP)

  The De-risking Energy Efficiency Platform (DEEP), launched by the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) in the context of its De-risking project, is the largest pan-European open-source evidence-base containing over...