Practices

European Commission: Proposal for a revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)
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European Commission: Proposal for a revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

This European Commission proposal for a revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) puts into practice the key element of the Energy Union: "Energy efficiency first!" The proposal is part of EC's new Clean Energy package, which was...
Energy Savings Calculations under the Energy Efficiency Directive, Art.7
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Energy Savings Calculations under the Energy Efficiency Directive, Art.7

  This Science for Policy report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission aims to provide an overview of the main issues at stake with the calculation methods for energy savings generated by measures implemented by EU Member...
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EPISCOPE: Tracking of Energy Performance Indicators in Residential Building Stocks

Different Approaches and Common Results     This EPISCOPE Synthesis Report No. 4 documents the individual approaches of collecting information for the investigated residential building stocks as a foundation for building stock models...
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Feasibility study to finance low-cost energy efficiency measures in low-income households from EU funds

  This study, prepared for the Directorate-General for Energy (DG Energy) examines how low-cost energy efficiency measures can help low-income households. It also reviews the EU funding programmes available to fund schemes promoting these...
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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,...
Case

The Edge, Amsterdam: World's Greenest Office Building

The Edge, a new office building located at ZuidAs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is the greenest building in the world, according to British rating agency BREEAM, which gave it the highest ­sustainability score ever awarded: 98.4%. The...
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How to Evaluate Energy Management Software

The best energy management tool is not the most expensive one on the market, or the one packed with the most features. It’s the one that fits your needs.  To clarify: not only should your energy management software suit your current...
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Building on strong foundations: BUILD UP Partners’ first reactions to the Clean Energy Package

On 30 November 2016 the European Commission published the Clean Energy Package, a 1000-page legislative proposal with the threefold goal of putting energy efficiency first, promoting the European Union’s global leadership in renewable...
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European Utility Week 2016: Energy efficiency should not be neglected as part of smart buildings

In December, BUILD UP visited the Intelligent Buildings fair during the European Utility Week 2016. Many companies put their smart and intelligent technologies on display. Will these benefit energy efficiency in buildings?   ‘My...
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Data Access Guidebook for Sustainable Energy Action Plans

This guidebook, released within the framework of the Data4Action project is intended for public authorities, energy planning facilitators and energy data providers and aims to facilitate access to key energy data in regions, and inform...