Local/regional/national authorities and facilitators

The construction sector has a large potential for cost effective energy savings. With the EU planning aimed at nearly zero energy target for new buildings by 2020, the construction sector is confronted with the urgent need to upskills its workforce.   This need implies both meeting the targets and learning how to use innovative approaches and technology solutions to keep high quality of construction and increase the building energy efficiency.
Post date: 1 juil 2019
Type: Actualité

National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) building, the SDE4, certainly stands out for its unique structure.   SDE4 is NUS's foremost net-zero building, and the first of its kind in Singapore to be built from scratch. SDE4 gets its power through a "solar farm" on its roof which comprises over 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels and boasts a range of innovative building strategies that focus on improving the well-being of its users.
Post date: 1 juil 2019
Type: Actualité

This is the first block of housing certified in Spain built in 2017 under the Passivhaus standard, and therefore has a demand for heating below 15kWh / m2a, and a heating load of 10W / m2.   This implies that a floor of 75m2 will have a heating load of only 750W, so with a hair dryer there would be enough to heat two houses.   To achieve this the following principles have been applied:  
Post date: 1 juil 2019
Type: Cas

This month in RESTORE:    -Call for industry participation to Rethink Technology   -STSM Funding goes into its third round   -Regenerative Design lecture in Salzburg, Austria  
Post date: 1 juil 2019
Type: Actualité

The aim of EPATEE’s final conference is to present the conclusion of the project as well as to provide a platform for stakeholders to exchange knowledge and discuss existing practices of the evaluation of energy efficiency policies in order to establish an energy efficiency evaluation community.   The conference serves at achieving one of EPATEE’s main targets: to enable user-oriented experience sharing and capacity building.
Post date: 28 juin 2019
Type: Évènement

&The European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA) is a successful joint initiative between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission (Smart Finance for Smart Buildings).   It offers technical assistance for investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings and innovative urban transport projects through schemes.
Post date: 28 juin 2019
Type: Publication

Good IEQ is a cornerstone of ensuring health, comfort, wellbeing and productivity in buildings, while reducing the building stock’s climate impact is essential to the EU’s commitments under the Paris agreement.  
Post date: 28 juin 2019
Type: Publication

PROSPECT aims to encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience on innovative financing schemes used to implement sustainable energy and climate plans, especially within the framework of the Covenant of Mayors.   Through peer mentoring activities and study visits, cities and regions learn how to finance the energy transition from the ones who understand it the most: their peers!  
Post date: 28 juin 2019
Type: Évènement

For quite some time, the need to upskill the construction industry labour force to deliver quality nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB) and deep energy renovations is quoted as one of the main challenges to the sector nowadays.  
Post date: 27 juin 2019
Type: Actualité

The CoNZEBs team has identified potential technical solution sets that can reduce cost in the construction process for NZEBs.   The scientific partners assessed the costs related to the construction and operation phase according to the specific conditions applying in the participant countries, i.e. Denmark, Germany, Italy and Slovenia.  
Post date: 27 juin 2019
Type: Publication