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EC launches Consultation on the Fitness Check for the Construction Sector

  On 29 March 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation to gather the experience, views and opinions of stakeholders and the public on the impact of current EU legislation on the construction sector, with a questionnaire targeted...

ICP releases protocols for financing access in building retrofit

While investors confidence and access to finance have been identified as key barriers to renovation funding, the ICP which is a Horizon 2020 funded project, has released 6 protocols to improve its access for building renovation projects.   These...

Renew School project: Video and survey on innovative schools renovation

Video and survey on innovative schools renovation with prefabricated wooden elements   In the framework of the RENEW SCHOOL research project (www.renew-school.eu) a video has been developed to show successful examples of...

BUILD UP Press Release: New report analyses implementation of EPBD

Today, 29/04/2016, the Concerted Action EPBD releases its 2016 report "Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – Featuring Country Reports." It analyses and compares implementation of the Directive across...

Implementing the EPBD – Featuring Country Reports by Concerted Action EPBD

The Concerted Action on the Energy Performance of Bulidings Directive (EPBD) has launched the full 2016 book assessing the status of EPBD implementation across the 28 EU Member States and Europe.    The book is structured in two parts....

Commission requests DENMARK to fully transpose the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

On 28 April 2916, in the context of the April infringements' package, the European Commission requested Denmark to ensure the full translation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU) into national law.   Under this...

Getting ready for a nearly Zero Energy future; PROF/TRAC project

Training, skills and qualification for building professionals   The PROF/TRAC project offers an Open Training Platform and Qualification scheme for Continuing Professional Development, boosting the...

Ambitious EU country plans encouraged to meet the Paris Agreement

European countries urged to create ambitious plans for cutting emissions from buildings to meet Paris Agreement   Governments, businesses, consumer groups and NGOs across Europe are being urged to come together to create...

ASHRAE: New research outlines 30 measures toward NZEBs

  A new research funded by ASHRAE shows that the application of 30 specific energy saving measures across all building types and climate zones resulted in cutting energy use by nearly half.   ASHRAE 1651-Research Project, “...

ASHRAE publishes 2016 IAQ Standard

  On 18 April 2016, ASHRAE announced the release of the latest version of Standard 62.1. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, sets minimum ventilation rates and other requirements for...