Local/regional/national authorities and facilitators

Architects don’t usually like prefabricated solutions. But they concede there are upsides, and when time is of the essence, saving the planet becomes the priority   Practical or beautiful? The question doesn’t seem to be relevant when it comes to retrofitting buildings for energy efficiency. Prefabricated solutions are considered to be both efficient and aesthetically pleasing.  
Post date: 6 Jul 2019
Type: News

Homeowner or landlord? To convince people to have energy-saving renovations you need to know what they are really looking for   What would motivate you to renovate your house to make it more energy efficient? The cost? The legal framework? An environmental conscience? It also mostly depends on who you are, and if you actually live in your house or if you rent it.  
Post date: 6 Jul 2019
Type: News

The eTeacher project is reaching the final stage of developing the ICT empower tools (What-if-Analysis and eTEACHER app).   What-if-Analysis is a software tool that aims at providing building users with tailored racommendations on how they can reduce building energy consumption and energy costs.  
Post date: 5 Jul 2019
Type: News

Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Commission, and the European Investment Bank (EIB) launched a new Practitioner's Guide on the Statistical Treatment of Energy Performance Contracts on the 8th of May.   The Guide explains in detail how these contracts work and gives a clear overview of the potential impact on government finances.  
Post date: 5 Jul 2019
Type: Event

In integrative building design, interaction among all building disciplines and stakeholders is sought from the earliest development phases, aiming to achieve optimal solutions through iterative and lean approaches.  
Post date: 5 Jul 2019
Type: News

The German government published, on May 28, a legislative proposal for the long awaited “Energy in Buildings Act”. The current draft law is not in line with the latest amendments of the EPBD from 2018.   This Policy Brief “Opportunities brought by the EPBD for the German Building Energy Act” shows the benefits of already implementing the most recent amendments of the Directive into national law.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

Finland, Sweden, Portugal, France and Germany are often seen as “climate leaders” when it comes to setting ambitious carbon reduction objectives for 2050.   However, they lack concrete measures to achieve them, according to new analysis published today 4th July 2019.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
Type: News

Cyprus has incorporated into its national law an EU Directive (2010/31/EU) which aims to improve the energy performance of buildings while taking into account the external climatic conditions and indoor climate requirements.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
Type: News

Energy management and benchmarking are proven tools for improving energy efficiency in industrial and commercial enterprises.   As part of the klimaaktiv program "energy-efficient companies” this tool has been created in order to facilitate the energy management of companies to meet energy standards.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
Type: Tool

Aim of the event A key challenge for Europe is delivering the next great transition of our economy, society and planet to secure a sustainable future that ensures the wellbeing of citizens.  
Post date: 3 Jul 2019
Type: Event