Practices

2016 – Concerted Action EPBD – Implementing the EPBD – Featuring Country Reports

2016 – Implementing the EPBD – Featuring Country Reports

This is the 4th book in a series that started in 2008. It builds upon the book “Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – Featuring Country Reports 2012”, highlighting the important advances achieved across the EU in...
Assessment of Member States' building renovation strategies

Assessment of Member States' building renovation strategies

JRC Synthesis Report   The aim of this report, prepared by the Joint Research Centre of the European Union (JRC) is to summarise the efforts undertaken by EU Member States (MS) in order to meet the requirements of Article 4 of the...

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: The Case for a Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency

“Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts: The Case for a Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency”, released by the Alliance to Save Energy, is the “Systems Efficiency Initiative (SEI) Year 1 Report”. The report characterises the potential benefits...

ZEBRA2020 Overview of building-related policies

A new report from the ZEBRA2020 project links energy efficiency efforts related to construction and renovation activities with European, national and regional policies implemented in the building sector. It provides a...

NZEB 2.0: interactive players in an evolving energy system

Buildings are more than just stand-alone units using energy from the grid. They are becoming micro energy hubs consuming, producing, storing and supplying energy more flexible than before. Buildings can even help balance the grid with...

Προσόντα και απαιτήσεις διαπίστευσης των ενεργειακών επιθεωρητών στην Ε.Ε.

Η ποιότητα και η ακρίβεια των στοιχείων του πιστοποιητικού ενεργειακής απόδοσης (ΠΕΑ), καθώς και η αξιοπιστία όλης της διαδικασίας των ΠΕΑ, εξαρτάται σε μεγάλο βαθμό από τις γνώσεις του επιθεωρητή. Το συγκεκριμένο ενημερωτικό δελτίο, το...

BINE info paper: "Keeping a cool head in the summer heat"

This four-page BINE information paper, presents the results of an analysis of the effect of improved protection against the sun and the use of ceiling fans on user behaviour and satisfaction as well as the scale of influence of comfort...

Project Development Specification - ICP Europe

  This Project Development Specification (PDS) by ICP Europe represents a comprehensive resource designed for project developers, third-party quality assurance providers, and investors, to ensure that projects are developed in full...

Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU): Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes

This study by the Ex-Post Impact Assessment Unit of the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) assesses the implementation the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) by the EU Member States.   The study includes the following themes...

Shaping the Future of Construction: A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology

  This report by the World Economic Forum, prepared in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), describes the construction industry’s present state, assesses relevant global trends and their impact on the industry, and...