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#H2020Buildings: showcase your best practices !

Keep in touch with your favourite projects during August !    With our Twitter hashtag #H2020Buildings, our BUILD UP team promotes European projects funded under the Horizon 2020 framework in a thematic manner.   Five weeks, five...
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What is the Western Balkans Investment Framework?

  The Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) was launched in 2009 by a coalition of institutions, donor countries and financial organisations. It aims to help the Western Balkan countries, (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo,...
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How to support energy efficiency in Western Balkans?

Energy saving has been identified as strategic priority to ease energy intensity in the six countries (WB6) of the Western Balkans. The WB6 countries are members of the Energy Community, whose mission is to extend the EU internal energy...
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Home Energy Saving Kit

Tools for householders to manage their domestic energy use     Dublin’s energy agency, Codema, is making it easier for the public to understand how their home uses energy and to identify possible savings. With Dublin City Public...
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Is there a difference between “shall” and “should” in the EPBD?

In the Energy Performance for Buildings Directive (EPBD), “shall” is used in article 9, whereas “should” is used in article 2:   Article 9 of the EPBD states that: “Member States shall ensure that by 31 December 2020, all new buildings are...
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What are “infringement procedures” by the European Commission?

There are many BUILD UP news items referring to infringement, e.g.: http://www.buildup.eu/en/search/infringement   According to the EU treaties, the European Commission may take legal action – an infringement procedure – against an EU...
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European Energy Union: Must Do Better!

by Philipp Fink, Antoine Guillou and Robert Schachtschneider, 12 July 2017       As the EU goes through troubled times, there is a crucial need to identify core policies that affect every one of its citizens. Considering energy policy...
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Energie Label Atlas

The Energy Labels Atlas (Energie Label Atlas) puts all buildings in The Netherlands and their respective energy labels on an online interactive map. Developed by Waag Society and Touch Software Applications, for the foundation “Meer Met...
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AIE, AREA and GCP Europe Joint Position Paper on the EPBD review

On 22 June 2017, AIE, AREA and GCP Europe released the following joint position paper:       The AIE (European Association of electrical contracting companies), AREA (European association of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat...
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EEFIG Underwriting Toolkit

EEFIG Underwriting Toolkit: Value and Risk Appraisal for Energy Efficiency Financing   The EEFIG Underwriting Toolkit is designed to assist financial institutions to scale up their deployment of capital into energy efficiency. The...
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Revision of the EPBD - What could change regarding the inspection of heating and air conditioning systems?

In the European Commission's proposal for a revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, released on 30 November 2016, substantial changes are proposed as regards the inspection of heating and air conditioning systems.   The...
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New energy labels for appliances seen as boon for consumers

By Zoran Radosavljevic (EURACTIV)     The European Parliament approved on Tuesday (June 13) the introduction of new energy labels for household appliances, which MEPs and industry experts said should enable consumers to save money and...
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Trouvez un professionnel RGE

This tool is available on the website "Rénovation Info Service", owned by the French Ministry of Housing. It allows to identify companies that have got the label "RGE - Reconnu Garant de l'Environnement". The energy renovation works are...
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Quality management within building commissioning

Thursday 27 April 2017   This webinar focuses on solutions and strategies for quality (and data) management in new buildings, focusing in particular on the Building Commissioning Process (Cx).   Previous experience has shown the importance...
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When crowdfunding is Sharia compliant

Starting at the bottom, creating a tangible project, sharing and limiting risk. This is what crowdfunding and Islamic finance is all about when they come together   Islamic finance abides by the Sharia law. It demands socially...
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Self-Driving Vehicles - Green Revolution, Or Eco-Disaster?

There’s been a lot of talk over the last few years about self-driving vehicles. Vehicles ‘driven’, essentially, by computer are being rolled out in various locations across the world. The technology, we’re told, is ready to go - all that...
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Joint Webinars: From innovation to final product in enterprise (by UBRUN) and Innovation in smart metering (by Elgama)

13th Webinar: From innovation to final product in enterprise presented by UBRUN   In this webinar, UBRUN described the transition of innovative concepts to final product in enterprise via active collaboration between academia and...
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Dynamic, flexible and human-centric – Innovation towards smart energy management (by NUS)

15th Webinar: Dynamic, flexible and human-centric – Innovation towards smart energy management presented by NUS   Building GHG emission can be reduced by increasing the use of renewable energy sources by suppliers at energy generation...
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Joint Webinars: Optimised operation of smart grids (by AEA and TUC), Integration capabilities of various technologies for smart grids (by AEA)

11th Webinar: Optimised operation of smart grids presented by AEA and TUC   1st part by AEA: The main objective of this webinar was to underline the need for optimised operation of smart grids. The webinar contents are summarised below...
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Joint Webinars: Smart Grids district heating/cooling and co-generation (by IDEA), LEAF Community and CAMP IT (by AEA and TUC)

9th Webinar – Smart Grids district heating/cooling and cogeneration organised by IDEA   The main objective of this webinar was to present an overview about district heating and cooling (DHC), its link with cogeneration, the perspectives...