Practices

Title page of the CoNZEBs report 'Assessment and exemplary solutions for cost reduction in the design and construction process'

New CoNZEBs report

The CoNZEBs team has completed the activity on the identification of potential cost reductions in the design and construction processes. The scientific partners and the housing organisations assessed the cost related to the design and planning phase...

Developing a Smart Readiness Indicator for buildings: the final report commissioned by DG ENERGY

This document summarizes the main conclusions of the technical study commissioned and supervised by the European Commission services (DG ENERGY) towards the development of a smart readiness indicator for buildings. In the revised Energy Performance...

Innovating financing schemes: 5 handbooks to help cities improve energy performance

To complement their peer-learning initiative, the PROSPECT programme has released 5 thematic handbooks (tackling Public buildings, Private buildings, Transport, Public lightning and Cross-sectoral initiatives) aimed at referencing and...

Existing nZEB business models

This report summarizes activities and results of Workpackge 5, nZEB Business Models of the Horizon2020 CRAVEzero project.   The overall aim of this work package is to screen the European markets for interesting already existing business...

New stakeholder recommendations on fulfilling the EU’s annual energy savings requirement

A new publication by the Coalition for Energy Savings provides recommendations for Member States planning for fulfilling their annual energy savings obligations post 2020. The minimum amount of energy savings set out by Article 7 of the...
By the end of 2019, Member States are required to notify their policies and measures and explain how they add up to meeting the energy savings requirement set out by Article 7, as part of their integrated national energy and climate plans...

Parametric models for buildings and building clusters: Building features and boundaries

Already today buildings can be realised in the nearly zero and plus energy standard. These buildings achieve extremely low energy demands and low CO2 emissions and can be operated economically. For this reason, the motivation in the...

Guideline I - Nearly-zero Energy Buildings Processes

Cost optimal and nearly zero energy performance levels are principles initiated by the European Union’s (EU) Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, which was recast in 2010 and amended 2018. These will be major drivers in the...

Energy and Resource Efficiency without the tears

This book draws on the author’s experience over almost three decades in hundreds of energy and resource-efficiency programmes for large multinationals, public institutions and small organizations around the world, illustrating why some...

Identification of EU funding sources for the regional heating and cooling sector

This report provides an overview of relevant EU funding sources for projects aimed at improving energy efficiency and deploying renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector, and to support innovation and job creation...

Energy benchmarking in educational buildings through cluster analysis of energy retrofitting

A large part of the stock of Italian educational buildings have undertaken energy retrofit interventions, thanks to European funds allocated by complex technical-administrative calls. In these projects, the suggested retrofit...