Heating, domestic hot water

Home Energy Score


The U.S. Department of Energy has developed the Home Energy Score as an effective and reliable method for homeowners and other stakeholders to be able to easily understand and compare the energy performance of different homes across the U.S. The mission of the Home Energy Score program is to build market value for home energy efficiency among single-family and townhomes.


EU pathways to a decarbonised building sector

“EU pathways to a decarbonised building sector” - How replacing inefficient heating systems can help reach the EU climate ambitions.


This report, focuses on the European residential heating sector in an effort to provide an answer to the question: “If the trend of modernisation of heating is accelerated, would carbon dioxide emissions from the heating sector decrease to such a level that can help achieve the EU 2030 climate targets?”


Solar Heat Worldwide 2016- Markets and Contribution to the Energy Supply 2014

This report, prepared within the framework of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) of the International Energy Agency (IEA), presents solar thermal market data from 61 countries covering an estimated 95% of the worldwide market (the remaining 5%of the market were extrapolated and are labelled as “all other countries”). These data were collected from a survey of the national delegates of the IEA SHC Programme’s Executive Committee and other national experts active in the field of solar thermal energy.

SHC 2015 proceedings

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2015)


This publication contains the proceedings (123 manuscripts) of the 4th International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry - SHC2015, which took place in Istanbul, Turkey from 2 to 4 December 2015.


City Hall and multi-functional space in Champneuville France

Project type : Extension + refurbishment
Building Type : Other building
Construction Year : 1920
Delivery year : 2012
Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season.
Net Floor Area : 212 m2 
Construction/refurbishment cost : 513,601 €
Cost/m2 : 2,423 €/m2

Meuse Energie Nouvelle 2011 Label (New Energy in Meuse)
Energy requirements management for historical patrimony buildings by EDF
Rubans du patrimoine 2013
LQE 2013 Prize winner (Environmental Quality in Lorraine)


Cost efficiency guide

This guide, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, is a step-by-step guide for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) housebuilders on building energy efficient homes cost effectively. It begins with highlighting high areas of cost risk when building a low energy home and focuses specifically on photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal, wall insulation, heating, airtightness and ventilation, thermal bridges and orientation.