Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Community

This community is a forum dedicated to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. It aims to exchange information about the directive's background, contents, implementation and future...

Inspection of heating and air-conditioning systems

Sharing information on inspection of boilers, heating installations and air-conditioning systems as required by the EPBD and its recast.

Sustainable Public, Cooperative and Social Housing

This BUILD-UP Community offers a selection of relevant articles to the wide Public, Cooperative and Social Housing sector, with a link to the initiative led by www....

Energy efficient ventilation for healthy buildings

Energy efficient ventilation systems and equipment for healthy commercial and residential buildings

CONCERTO Initiative

CONCERTO is an EC Initiative within the EU Research Framework Programme (FP6 and FP7) which is proving that cities and communities can, given the right planning, be transformed into pioneers in the...

Airtightness of Buildings and Ductwork

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Energy efficient buildings and in particular near zero energy buildings require a specific attention to building airtightness. For more information, visit also

Nearly zero-energy buildings

EPBD requests Member States to ensure that by 2021 all new buildings be nearly zero-energy buildings; public buildings already by 2019. Discuss here national applications of the NZEB definition and...

School of the Future - VERYSchool

The joint community of the two EU projects 'School of the Future' and 'VERYSchool' presents new research results and shining examples of how to reach the future high performance...

Energy efficiency policies in 5 continents

Overview of energy efficiency measures in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia

Ventilative cooling

Ventilative cooling refers to the use of natural or mechanical ventilation strategies to cool indoor spaces, and thereby both improve thermal comfort and reduce space cooling energy use which may be...

Energy performance calculation procedures and CEN standards

Harmonization of the energy performance calculation procedures in Europe. Preparation of a second generation of CEN standards to support the (recast) EPBD.

Buildings Data Community

The Buildings Data Community is a platform for data experts dedicated to address the buildings data challenge in Europe. The aim of the platform is to develop a pool of knowledge and experience to...

Training the Building Chain for Refurbishing

The Community will be a virtual place to facilitate the exchange of established best training practices and evolving innovative solutions to achieve the energy-efficient retrofitting of Europe’s...

Promoting Passive House standard and Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

Promoting Passive House standard and Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
How can we promote the Passive House standard in our country, in the European Union and worldwide? Stakeholders are invited to join the community for networking, discussing as well as exchanging...

Post-graduate Courses and Training in Multi-disciplinary Teams Implementing EPBD and Beyond

The Community aims at promoting the successful implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and the achievement of the 2020 targets set by the EU, by providing training and...