Practices

Amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive enters into force

9th July 2018: Amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive enters into force, start of the transposition countdown! The publication in the Official Journal of the EU of the Amending Directive 2018/844/EU took place on the 19th June, meaning...
Many stakeholders, from government officials to contractors on building sites, will be asking what are the main changes and how will they affect me? To answer these question, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (...

Report on EU implementation of nZEBs

The EU H2020 project CRAVEzero ( Cost Reduction and market Acceleration for ViablE nearly zero-energy buildings) focuses on proven and new approaches to reduce the costs of nZEBs at all stages of the life cycle. The primary goal is to identify and...

The business case for healthy buildings: insights from early adopters

Inspired by a growing body of evidence that healthy buildings can have a positive effect on both human health and real estate performance, this report highlights the key certification standards in use in the marketplace, explores recent...

Cost Efficient Options and Financing Mechanisms for nearly Zero Energy Renovation of existing Building Stock

This publishable report integrates all the knowledge gained from the CERtuS project in an easy-to-use hand book that aims to inform the CERtuS target groups and the wider public about the Project achievements. It is addressed principally...

Inter-laboratory Comparison of Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lamps

This Inter-laboratory Comparison testing project is one of a series of efficient lighting compliance activities under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-Global Environment Facility (GEF) en.lighten initiative project “Securing...

Energy efficiency in buildings: how to accelerate investments?

This conference, which took place on 11 December 2017, was co-organised by the European Commission and the French Ministry of Ecological & Solidary Transition, in partnership with UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEPFI), the Energy...

European project leads to new standard for photovoltaic classification

European researchers developed a new classification system for photovoltaic (PV) devices, which can be used to reliably estimate their efficiency under real operating conditions.
The findings of the EURAMET ENG55 PhotoClass Project, which involved a consortium of six European National Metrology Institutes (NMIs), the Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland), TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH...

The Future of Cooling: Opportunities for energy efficient air conditioning

Cooling down is catching on. As incomes rise and populations grow, especially in the world’s hotter regions, the use of air conditioners is becoming increasingly common. In fact, the use of air conditioners and electric fans already...

Development of a framework for reliability-centered maintenance of NZE settlements

ZERO-PLUS project - Development of a framework for reliability-centered maintenance of NZE settlements   The monitoring and evaluation of the settlements’ performance is an essential part of the ZERO-PLUS project. The...

Development of intelligent models for realtime performance assessment of NZE settlements

ZERO-PLUS project - Development of intelligent models for realtime performance assessment of NZE settlements   The monitoring and evaluation of the settlements’ performance is an essential part of the ZERO-PLUS project. ...