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Reducing energy poverty with national renovation strategies: a unique opportunity
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Reducing energy poverty with national renovation strategies: a unique opportunity

The long-term renovation strategies developed by Member States are an opportunity to reduce energy poverty through stimulating deep renovation of buildings.   Member States cannot miss the opportunity to achieve the triple goal of increasing the...
Energy Transitions Commission | Better Energy, Greater Prosperity
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Energy Transitions Commission | Better Energy, Greater Prosperity

The Energy Transitions Commission’s flagship report, launched on 25 April 2017, outlines the opportunity to halve global carbon emissions by 2040 - but governments, investors and businesses must act now to accelerate energy transitions. It sets out...
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Life cycle water, energy and cost analysis of multiple water harvesting and management measures for apartment buildings in a Mediterranean climate

Local water harvesting, demand reduction and wastewater treatment measures at a building scale can help manage water resources around the Mediterranean.   This study conducts a life cycle water, energy and cost analysis of rainwater and...
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FEDARANE position paper: Energy Efficiency Directive & Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, March 2017

This position paper is based on consultation with the members of FEDARENE, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment, and is in response to the proposals for the Energy Efficiency and Energy Performance...
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Energieeffizienz in Gebäuden - Jahrbuch 2017

Energieeffizienz in Gebäuden – politische Kontroversen, wirtschaftliche Fakten, Technikoptionen und Praxisprojekte Energieeffizienz in Gebäuden ist ein Handlungsfeld, das viele wirtschaftliche wie ökologische Chancen bietet. Aber: Die...
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Renew School: Awareness raising school projects

The report, released in the framework of the RENEW SCHOOL project, presents the design and description of the activities undertaken within 16 school projects in Austria, Belgium, Copenhagen, Italy, Poland and Slovenija.   The main...
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European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) Geothermal Market Report 2016

This report, released by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) shows that over the last five years (2012-2016), the use of geothermal energy, particularly for heat, has slowly but steadily increased across Europe. In the European...
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Better homes, better air, better health

This report provides an initial analysis and early synthesis of the discussions held during the workshop: “Better homes, better air, better health”. The workshop was organised by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Building Research...
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Adding Value to your ESCO: From Demand Side Management to Demand Response

Beyond Energy Efficiency: A Guide to Advanced Demand-Side Management Applications   How can energy services companies (ESCOs) get in on the demand response action? Their first step is to become demand-side management (DSM) enabled...
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OVERVIEW | Clean Energy for all Europeans: Focus on Renovation Case Studies

by Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)   The European Commission’s package of legislative proposals “Clean Energy for all Europeans”, which was published at the end of 2016, pursues three main goals: (a)...