Practices

Funding allocated to IEE II Buildings projects

Evaluation of IEE II support for buildings

The EU’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme supported projects which sought to overcome non-technical barriers to the uptake, implementation and replication of innovative sustainable energy solutions.   The IEE Programme...
ECSO Report: Improving the human capital basis

ECSO Report: Improving the human capital basis

This Analytical Report, elaborated by the  European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO), aims to draw a snapshot of the current skills situation in the construction sector in the EU-28, in the context of Construction 2020, the strategic policy...

Heat Pumps in near Zero Emission Buildings (nZEB) - in the new issue of the HPT Magazine

Heat Pumps in near Zero Emission Buildings (nZEB) - in the new issue of the HPT Magazine!   Heat pumps is an excellent choice for low energy buildings! This is evidenced by the three projects (so called...

JRC Technical Report | Analysis of Member States' rules for allocating heating, cooling and hot water costs

  Analysis of Member States' rules for allocating heating, cooling and hot water costs in multi-apartment/purpose buildings supplied from collective systems     The purpose of this report by the Joint Research Centre (...

Support for setting up an observatory of the building stock and related policies

This report sums up the work done in the scope of the Building Stock Observatory project from February 1, 2015 to June 31, 2016.   According to the report, good governance and policy making require monitoring and periodic evaluations of...

EED Article 7 - the Key Mechanism to Renovate Europe’s Buildings

Summary   Building renovation will provide a large share of energy savings required to comply with the Paris Agreement.   Article 7 is the key enabler for the uptake of renovation measures across Europe A long-term...

EU support for smart buildings under Horizon 2020

How is Europe’s Horizon 2020 framework programme supporting research, innovation and market uptake of smart buildings?   This apparently straightforward question is, in fact, relatively difficult to answer partly because...

Selecting Indicators to Measure Energy Poverty

This report was published by Trinomics in 2016, at the request of the European Commission. Its main purpose is to support the European Commission to gain a better insight into energy poverty by refining EU wide data collection and...

Energy poverty in South East Europe: Surviving the cold

The present report on energy poverty in South East Europe (SEE) is the outcome of The South East Europe Policy (SEE SEP) programme, a European Commission financially supported programme in which several civil society organisations across...

Flexibility options in electricity systems - ECOFYS

  Leonardo ENERGY and Ecofys identify flexibility gap in power systems with higher shares of variable renewable energy sources     This report clarifies the flexibility needs for the transition to power systems with...