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BEreel project

  Belgium must reach the climate goals! Belgian energy use is 70% above European average – You can already tell that improvement is not only possible, it is vital. BE REEL! and its partners support these ambitious plans, aspiring a...
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Financing the renovation of the Cypriot building stock

Despite various government policies promoting energy efficiency in buildings over the last 15 years, Cyprus is still associated with a large untapped energy efficiency potential in this sector. The impact of different policy scenarios on future...
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Analysis of the annual reports 2018 under the Energy Efficiency Directive

  The Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (the EED or the Directive), adopted in 2012, forms a key part of the EU's overall climate and energy legislative package, laying down the foundation for actions to be taken in order to help realise the...
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RESPOND project

  Demand response (DR) refers to targeted, short-term reductions inenergy consumption during times of peak demand in exchange for financial incentives. DR is most commonly implemented in the industrial sector, where energy use is high and peak...
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Design of a ventilation system coupled with a Horizontal Air-Ground Heat Exchanger

Energy consumption in new buildings can be reduced at the design stage.   This study optimizes the ventilation system design of a new residential building located in a warm climate (Southern Italy). Different system options of horizontal air-ground...
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FLEXICIENCY project

Smarter grids are enabling electricity producers and consumers to effectively change their electricity generation and usage in ways that can contribute to the system optimisation while also benefiting themselves and helping to reduce carbon...
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More European funds available to support energy efficiency in residential buildings

  The EU Member States agreed in December 2018 to reduce energy consumption by 32.5 % by 2030 as compared to business as usual projections. This target, a central provision of the clean energy package, implies huge investments, especially in...
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Urban Adaptation Support Tool (UAST)

The aim of the Urban Adaptation Support Tool (UAST) is to assist cities, towns and other local authorities in developing, implementing and monitoring climate change adaptation plans. UAST was developed as a practical guidance for urban areas, in...
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How renewables could change global geopolitics: a report by IRENA

Political and business leaders from around the world have outlined the far-reaching geopolitical implications of an energy transformation driven by the rapid growth of renewable energy. A report recently launched by the International Renewable...
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BIM use in practice: results from ACE survey

Architect’s Council of Europe ACE published the 2018 Sector Study – a biennial survey that collects and analyses statistical, sociological and economic data on the European Architects, the architectural market and the architectural practices.  ...