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EU Parliament ITRE Committee votes for highly energy-efficient buildings by 2050

EU Parliament ITRE Committee votes for highly energy-efficient buildings by 2050

New measures to ensure that all new buildings in the EU are as energy-efficient as possible by 2050 were agreed by the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament.   Rules to channel the focus towards...
What is BUILD UP Skills?

BUILD UP Skills Videos | What is BUILD UP Skills?

Energy efficient buildings will play a key role in helping Europe meet its ambitious climate and energy targets. However, installing the technologies needed to make Europe's building stock greener requires a skillset that the construction industry...

German households saved USD 45 billion energy costs in 2016

The International Energy Agency's Energy Efficiency Market Report 2017 shows that German citizens have had the highest benefit from realised measures for increased energy efficiency. The average expenditures per household were USD 580 (...

"Short distances" projects for climate protection

The German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has approved 60 neighbourhood projects focusing on short distances between living, working and recreation in order to save energy for transport...

IEA presents Energy Efficiency Market Report 2017 at BMWi event

The Energy Efficiency Market Report 2017, which was launched by the International Energy Agency (IEA) at an event held at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on 5 October, shows that energy-related greenhouse gas emissions...

Abstract submission now open for the Roomvent 2018 Conference

The abstracts submission for the RoomVent and Ventilation 2018 Conferences “Excellent indoor climate and high performing ventilation” is now open. Abstracts are due November 30 2017.   Details of the requirements and the...

Renovation factors in Turkey: green energy, earthquakes and economic development

Earthquakes, buildings and green energy: Turkey’s balancing act   While Turkey is well known as a hot and sunny holiday destination, it also faces low temperatures, which means it has both substantial heating and cooling...

Don't miss the Building Energy Efficiency session at the Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days 2017!

This year's Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days will take place from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 October in Brussels, Belgium, presenting the new funding opportunities and innovative schemes offered by the Energy Work Programme...

Non-technological barriers to overcome for district renovation success

Top tech not enough for district renovation success!   First in a series of three “Info Packs” from CITyFiED designed to unlock valuable insights and knowledge from the project tackles overcoming non-technological...

Boosting renovation with an innovative service for home-owners

For building owners, the renovation process can be a hassle, shaped by the ambiguity of the measures to implement. Uncertainty is one of the reasons why the renovation rate continues to linger around 1% and private investments remain...