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South-East Europe parliamentarians prepare Joint Declaration on future of energy efficiency in Energy Community

The Joint Declaration, consolidating inputs by Members of parliament from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia was also presented at the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum, which was held back...

New ways for prosumers to interact with energy market, grid operators

The consumer’s behaviour regarding their own energy needs will change in the future. Energy users won’t just be simple electricity, gas or heat consumers anymore but prosumers who produce energy through, for example, photovoltaic panels (a...

Energy for heating and cooling from renewable sources

In 2017, renewable energy accounted for 19.5 % of the total energy used for heating and cooling in the European Union. This is a significant increase from 10.4 % in 2004. Increases in industrial sectors, services and households contributed...

Webinar on STUNNING: Innovative business models and smart financing for the deep renovation of buildings

The annual rate of home and commercial building renovation is well under the 3% required to achieve European climate and energy goals. There is a need to accelerate investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to boost...

Webinar on Assessing the energy performance of a building, put energy efficiency first

The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started! Member States have until March 2020 to translate into national law all the new requirements from the EU energy efficiency legislation...

The H2020 project ExcEED launches a new infographic on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

The EU-funded project ExcEED, standing for European Energy Efficient building district Database, collects data from new and energy efficient buildings (such as energy performance, CO2 emissions, etc.), gathered into a database. Through the...

Croatia planning national energy efficiency measures

It is assumed that 330 households will take part in the program annually. The state will approve financing to these households to replace old refrigerators, built in 1989-2000, with fridges with an energy efficiency standard of A+, as well...

Towards a climate-neutral Europe: EU invests over €10bn in innovative clean technologies

EU innovative climate action has a range of benefits for the health and prosperity of Europeans with an immediate, tangible impact on people's lives – from the creation of local green jobs and growth, to energy-...

More European funds available to support energy efficiency in residential buildings

  The EU Member States agreed in December 2018 to reduce energy consumption by 32.5 % by 2030 as compared to business as usual projections. This target, a central provision of the clean energy package, implies huge investments,...

European Energy Service Award Ceremony at CoM Investment Forum. The winners are ….

Within the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum, the Berliner Energieagentur together with the European Commission award the prizes, in three different categories, to outstanding European projects and institutions in the field of energy...

Low impact bio-based construction materials ready for the mass market

Construction industry stakeholders and policy makers gathered on 29 January in Brussels to discuss the potential of natural bio-based materials to help Europe meet its climate obligations.   The event was organised by the Horizon 2020...

What if all energy efficiency projects were financed?

Recent studies show that market potential for energy efficiency across Europe continues to grow; most countries have a market potential of at least a few billion euro annually.  In Ireland, for example, it is estimated that to reach their...

BIM use in practice: results from ACE survey

Architect’s Council of Europe ACE published the 2018 Sector Study – a biennial survey that collects and analyses statistical, sociological and economic data on the European Architects, the architectural market and the architectural...

Save the date! Digital construction skills: enabling the energy transition in Europe’s building stock

A BUILD UP Skills event during the Barcelona Building CONSTRUMAT’19 international trade fair.   The buildings sector in Europe is undergoingchange in both technology and legislation. Tighter European energy and climate...

Engineering Firms - How to leverage your content to better design and increase coordination ?

This Webinar explains how to better manage, organize and collaborate on your BIM content library, as well as how to better design, increase coordination and facilitate the delivery of as built models.   The BIM&CO team will address...

The Psychology of Green Buildings: 15 Research-Backed Benefits

It’s no secret that green buildings help businesses lower their carbon footprint and cut back on operational costs. However, can buildings also affect the health of the occupants? Research shows that green building features such as clean...

Renovated buildings: assessment of the HQE Performance ACV Renovation test

In 2017, the HQE-GBC Alliance launched a test for renovated buildings in order to mobilize stakeholders around a common methodology and to identify the levers of action for renovation with a low environmental impact. The objective of this...

MOEEBIUS celebrates project’s final conference as part of the World Sustainable Energy Days 2019

MOEEBIUS project faces the challenge of reducing energy consumption in the building sector, based on modelling optimization of energy efficiency in buildings for urban sustainability. Project’s ambition was to  elaborate...

11th International BUILDAIR Symposium - programme is published

Reports from professional associations, background information on ISO 9972 with its specific national annexes, and lectures on measurement in practice, on ventilation, sealing and bonding as well as on leakages in the building envelope,...

Renewable energy in the EU: 11 Member States already achieved their 2020 targets

In 2017, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy, in the European Union (EU), reached 17.5%, up from 17.0% in 2016 and more than double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are...