Local/regional/national authorities and facilitators

AIVC Ventilation Information Paper #37: Impact of Energy Policies on Building and Ductwork Airtightness  
Post date: 25 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

This report, released by the Institute of Environmental Economics-Efficient Poland Initiative (IEE-EP) focuses on investment needs among owners of single-family buildings (SFBs).   The report summarises a survey research performed in 2017 among owners of single-family Houses, and was inspired by the declaration of Polish Government that it will develop a national programme supporting thermal-modernisation of SFBs. The document provides answers to issues related to the structure of the programme to be developed.   Main findings include:  
Post date: 25 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

HybridGEOTABS Symposium on Advanced Thermal Energy Solutions for High Performance Buildings   On Wednesday 4 October, the hybridGEOTABS consortium is organizing a Symposium on Advanced Thermal Energy Solutions for High Performance Buildings at Solarwind headquarters in Windhof, Luxembourg.
Post date: 25 Sep 2017
Type: Event

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology is coordinating BIMEET, a new European project bringing together 9 partners around BIM technology as a key digital support for the energy efficiency of the built environment.  
Post date: 25 Sep 2017
Type: News

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.  
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

In 2007, the Effinergie association launched its first label “BBC-Effinergie” for new buildings, requiring a primary energy use of 50kWh/m² per year. The label was very successful and became mandatory for all new buildings under the 2012 Energy Performance regulation (RT2012).    When the RT2012 came into force, Effinergie launched its new label "effinergie +"   The “effinergie +” label requires (among others):  
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
Type: Link

Natural Ventilation in a Smart Building can remarkably reduce cooling energy demand in temperate climates—to Zero for almost the entire year.   The first part of this webinar will focus on the design and performance of natural ventilation systems through case studies of different Zero-Net-Energy (ZNE) buildings in California that aggressively adopted this design strategy, and used conventional systems. The webinar will also elaborate on what practical problems were encountered and the outcomes—i.e., what were the “lessons learned”.  
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
Type: Event

Energy performance contracts in the public sector offer a practical solution to make public buildings and other public infrastructures more energy efficient, as the initial investment can be covered by a private partner and repaid by guaranteed energy savings. However, frequently this type of contract simultaneously contains elements of a rental, service, lease, purchase or loan agreement, making its recording complex.  
Post date: 21 Sep 2017
Type: News

The Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days will present the new funding opportunities offered by the Work Programme 2018-2020.   The content has been structured in three days:
Post date: 20 Sep 2017
Type: Event

The innovation and power of business models helps in enlisting large number of utilities and governments to participate in energy saving projects. This helps in aggregation of demand. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) then procures equipment or services in bulk enabling reduction in costs due to ensuing economies to scale. For instance, in the UJALA programme, the bulk cost of LEDs have reduced from Rs. 310 ($ 5) to Rs. 40 ($ 0. 65) as a result of procurement of 300 million LEDs over a 2 year period.  
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: Event