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Results from the UNECE third meeting on energy efficiency standards in buildings

A workshop on validation of preliminary results of mapping of existing technologies to enhance energy efficiency buildings has been held under the auspices of the Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings as the third meeting of...

Energy Trilemma Index

The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index tool, produced in partnership with Oliver Wyman, ranks countries on their ability to provide sustainable energy through 3 dimensions: Energy security, Energy equity (accessibility and affordability),...

Towards large scale deep renovation: unlocking Ireland’s potential

The aim of this report is to present the results of the first part of the ECCoPro consultation process: October 2017 to January 2018. The first part of the report describes how a framework for holistic energy efficiency training of building...

Montenegro launching Energy Efficient Home program

  The Energy Efficient Home program entails at “attractive” and sustainable financial mechanism aimed at implementing household energy efficiency measures. The Ministry of Economy has secured EUR 120,000 to subsidize interest rates and fees charged...

Environmental footprint and circularity in the construction sector

While focusing in energy efficiency of buildings, Build UP portal acknowledge the relevance of an integrated approach to the overarching goal of reducing environmental footprint of buildings. The rational and efficient use of...

Local energy and climate roadmaps: 5 city visions for 2050

The EU is currently designing a new 2050 strategy for reducing its GHG emissions, which should be compatible with the Paris climate agreement. Many European cities have already engaged in the long-term planning for the mid-century mark. By...

Balancing preservation and energy efficiency in building retrofits

Energy conservation has become one of the primary goals of architecture and engineering design today, especially when retrofitting existing buildings. The desire to improve the energy efficiency of an existing building must be balanced with the...

Deep energy renovation of traditional buildings: addressing knowledge gaps and skills training in Ireland

The primary intent of this research project is to review the current state of knowledge and risks relating to the deep energy renovation of traditional buildings, which have different hygroscopic and thermal behaviors to buildings of modern...

The largest Public-Private Partnership for energy efficiency in South-East Europe is now operational

In April last year, the City of Ljubljana agreed a public-private partnership (PPP) with a consortium of GGE and Petrol for the energy retrofitting of public buildings in the municipality. The EUR 14.9 million project will deliver energy savings of...

IPCC climate change report: a global and urgent call to action

The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5º C was approved by the IPCC on Saturday in Incheon, Republic of Korea. It will be a key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December, when governments review the Paris...