Practices

OVERVIEW - EU Sustainable Energy Week 2013: Be in the Spotlight!

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! EUSEW 2013 and the buildings sectorThe buildings sector plays a key role in...

OVERVIEW - Right and Tight: What’s New in Ductwork and Building Airtightness?

Legislative drivers and new research on the importance of building and ductwork airtightness are leading to increased activity in this aspect of building energy performance. Qualification schemes for competent testers, training and events...

OVERVIEW - Energy Performance Contracting: Facilitating Energy Efficiency

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! Development and ChallengesIn an Energy Performance Contracting project, the...

OVERVIEW - Online Data Portals for Buildings Performance

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents'). Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own!   Open data portals, the gateway to strong policy making Better data...

OVERVIEW - Heat Pumps: a Mature Technology for Efficient Buildings

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! A heat pump is used to transport heat from a low temperature source to a...

OVERVIEW - Market Trends towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! The international trend: Passive HouseDeveloped in the late eighties,...

OVERVIEW - Energy efficient renovation makes economic sense

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! What are the benefits of renovating the EU building stock?Estimates show...

OVERVIEW - International Energy Agency resources for the buildings sector

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own!Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems (ECBCS)In recognition...

OVERVIEW - Keeping Cool: Developments in Solar Control

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! The Recast EPBD requirement for nearly zero-energy buildings is a challenge...

OVERVIEW - Social Housing Providers Reach for 20-20-20 Targets - and Beyond

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents'). Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own!   What is needed to make the market deliver Nearly Zero-Energy...

OVERVIEW - New Challenges for HVAC

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! LegislationHere are a few highlights, including new developments:EPBD...

OVERVIEW - CEN Standards to Support the Recast EPBD: Where Are We Now?

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! What is happening with CEN standards?The use of European standards for...

OVERVIEW - Interested in Obtaining EU Funding from Regional Policy Funds?

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! The Commission Staff Working Document describing the Financial Instruments...

OVERVIEW - Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings – the Future Starts Here!

Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own! Legislation and National ApplicationsThe Recast EPBD is, of course, the...