Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Driving energy efficiency in the European building stock: New recommendations on the modernisation of buildings

Today, the European Commission has published a series of recommendations on the modernisation of buildings, specifying how Member States should implement the revised building modernisation aspects of the Energy performance of buildings directive (...

BUILD UPON2 - Boosting low-carbon building renovation across Europe

On 23rd May 2019, the World Green Building Council’s European network in collaboration with eight cities and partners announced the launch of BUILD UPON2, the next phase of the world’s largest collaborative project on building...

Public consultation on the Review of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive

The European Commission invites for feedback on the preparation of the EED Review, foreseen for the first half of 2016.   On 4 November 2015, the European Commission launched a public consultation, the objective of which...

Public consultation on a new EU Renewable Energy Directive

 Commission asks for feedback for the preparation of new renewable energy rules for the period 2020-2030. On 24 November 2015, the European Commission launched a public consultation, inviting stakeholders to provide their...

Progress made on reducing energy consumption in the EU

 New EC report shows a decrease of 7% in final energy consumption and of 8% in primary energy consumption in the EU between 2005 and 2013. On 18 November 2015, the European Commission released a report which provides an...

Lombardia, Italy - Updating Regional Code for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Last July, the Lombardy Region in Italy approved its new code (Regional Resolution n. 3868/2015) for energy efficiency in buildings implementing Directive 31/2010. Regional in-house Company Infrastrutture Lombarde SpA (as regional body for...

OVERVIEW | Data tools supporting improved energy performance of buildings: Evolution and perspectives. Part 2 – Integrated Hardware and Software

The evolution of data tools that support improved energy performance of buildings follows the broader development of data management and processing, a field which has expanded rapidly in recent years. This article reviews the various...

OVERVIEW | Selected international Examples of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

Directive 2010/31/EU (EPBD) indicates that EU Member States must ensure that by 2021 all new buildings, and already by 2019 all new public buildings, are nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEBs). Article 2 of the EPBD defines the term NZEB as...

20th International Passive House Conference - Call for papers

 From 22 to 23 April 2016, the International Passive House Conference will take place for the twentieth time running, in Darmstadt, Germany, where the first Passive House was constructed in 1991 and where...

OVERVIEW | Data tools supporting improved energy performance of buildings: Evolution and perspectives. Part 1 – Software

The evolution of data tools that are used to improve the energy performance of buildings follows the broader development of data management and processing, a field which has expanded rapidly in recent years. This article reviews the...