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OVERVIEW | Right and Tight: What’s New in Ductwork and Building Airtightness?

by Valérie Leprince (PLEIAQ), Maria Kapsalaki (INIVE), François Rémi Carrié (INIVE)   In the last decade, building airtightness testing has gradually become mandatory in Denmark, France, Ireland, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Many other...
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OVERVIEW | Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology

By Marina Laskari, Maria Saliari, Mat Santamouris – NKUA (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)    Buildings and settlements are increasingly expected to meet higher and potentially more complex levels of energy performance. In...
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IEA EBC Annex 68 – Subtask 1: Defining the metrics

Indoor Air Quality Design and Control in Low-energy Residential Buildings- Annex 68 Subtask 1: Defining the metrics -- In the search of indices to evaluate the Indoor Air Quality of low-energy residential buildings -- AIVC Contributed...
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Lithuanian experience on financing instruments for energy efficiency

Sustainable Energy Investment Forums (SEI Forums) is an initiative of the European Commission aiming to boost large-scale investment and financing for sustainable energy by working with national stakeholders. A series of SEI Forums will be...
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EASME: Financing Energy Efficiency - Brussels SEI Forum proceedings

The European Commission, as part of the "Smart Finance for Smart Buildings" initiative, is organising a series of “Sustainable Energy Investment Forums” (SEI Forums) aiming to enhance the capacity of and co-operation between public and...
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The KredEx Revolving Fund - Estonia

KredEx is a government owned non-profit provider of financial services established in 2001 by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (MoEAC). In 2009, KredEx setup the KredEx Revolving Fund. The Fund provided soft...
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Financing the Energy Transition - Internal Contracting

Set up by the city of Stuttgart (Germany) in 1995, Internal Contracting (Intracting) has already allowed the municipality to implement over 350 energy efficiency measures in public buildings, equipment and facilities generating financial...
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OVERVIEW | Cost reduction of new Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings: which projects are in the pipeline?

by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)   The deadline for new buildings to fulfil the Nearly Zero-Energy Building (NZEB) level as defined by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is approaching...
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Ireland’s Energy Projections 2017

Ireland’s Energy Projections 2017 - Progress to targets, challenges and impacts   This report by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), presents projections of Ireland’s energy supply and use to 2035, based on the Economic...
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OVERVIEW | Linking financial incentives with the energy savings achieved

by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics), Francois Durier (CETIAT), Marina Laskari (NKUA)   In the Annex “Accelerating clean energy in buildings” of the European Commission's legislative proposal “Clean Energy...