Practices

OVERVIEW | Re-conceptualising shopping centres from consumerism to energy conservation: the CommONEnergy project

By Roberta d’Angiolella and Marine Faber– BPIE (Buildings Performance Institute Europe)    What is the environmental impact of shopping centres? How can they be retrofitted to use energy more sustainably? What are the innovative technologies and methodologies...
OVERVIEW – Clean Energy for all Europeans: Focus on Renovation Case Studies

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) putting energy efficiency...

OVERVIEW | Re-conceptualising shopping centres from consumerism to energy conservation: the CommONEnergy project

By Roberta d’Angiolella and Marine Faber– BPIE (Buildings Performance Institute Europe)    What is the environmental impact of shopping centres? How can they be retrofitted to use energy more sustainably? What are the innovative...

OVERVIEW | Quality and compliance relevant to building energy performance

By Marianna Papaglastra (Sympraxis Team) and François Rémi Carrie (ICEE)     Insufficient compliance in the issuing of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) and poor quality building works erode trust in the EPC and jeopardise the...

OVERVIEW | Financing energy efficiency to tackle energy poverty in Western Balkans: a model shift?

By Isabelle Maurizi (PRACSIS)   With supportive policy measures in place, good practices in energy efficiency financing are flourishing in the European Union. Now, through initiatives such as the REELIH project (Residential Energy...

OVERVIEW | Energy certification of HVAC products

  By François Durier (CETIAT, France)     Certified characteristics of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) appliances are useful for product selection and users’ information needs. They also contribute to a fair...

OVERVIEW | Activities of the IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme

by Peter Wouters (INIVE eeig), Malcolm Orme (IEA-EBC)   The aim of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Technology Collaboration Programme is to carry out scientifically based research in the...

OVERVIEW | Getting our homes future ready

Essential skills and innovative solutions needed for a fair energy transition   by Ralf Tinga (PRACSIS)     BUILD UP partner Housing Europe and the PROF/TRAC project, presented concrete examples of energy efficiency in social housing...

OVERVIEW | Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of water heaters

By François Durier, Nourreddine Mostefaoui (CETIAT, France)   Two European Directives - the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives – and their accompanying regulations have introduced new minimum requirements for water heaters, as...

OVERVIEW | Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of ventilation units

By François Durier, Laure Mouradian (CETIAT, France)   Two European Directives - the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives – and their accompanying regulations have introduced new minimum requirements for ventilation units, as well as...