Practices

OVERVIEW - Energy Solutions for Smart Cities and Communities: Learning from CONCERTO

This overview article describes the initiative's Technical Monitoring Database, documentary video series, comprehensive good practice and recommendation reports – valuable resources for decision makers. This monitoring and analysis was...

OVERVIEW - Building Automation and Control Systems

Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) control and supervise mechanical systems in buildings. Mechanical systems may include heating, cooling, air-conditioning, ventilation, lighting, blinds & shutters, security, fire alarms,...

OVERVIEW - Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings projects from Intelligent Energy Europe

Five projects funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme on the topic of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEBs) are presented. These projects are focused on market uptake of low energy buildings. Project activities include helping...

OVERVIEW - Concerted Actions EPBD / RES / EED: EU Member States Support Each Other in Implementing EU Directives

With the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the Renewable Energy Sources Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive, the European Union has established common frameworks for reducing energy consumption and increasing renewable...

OVERVIEW - Operational Management: International and European Know-How

This overview article describes a number of initiatives for managing building energy consumption. The projects discussed concentrate on different phases of a building’s energy usage, from commissioning to post-occupancy. Approaches include...

OVERVIEW - BUILD UP Partners: An Exclusive Relationship

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 a BUILD UP Partner?BUILD UP Partners are well-established umbrella...

OVERVIEW - Financing Schemes: Funds for an Energy Efficient Urban Environment

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/who is funded?The Financing mechanisms listed in BUILD UP are funding...

OVERVIEW - Modern Glazing Solutions: An Essential Element of Low-Energy and Sustainable 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! Improving buildings’ energy performanceTechnological innovation such as the...

OVERVIEW - Ventilative Cooling Lowers Energy Consumption

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! Recent developments for ventilative cooling in standards and regulations –...

OVERVIEW - ManagEnergy: Supporting Local and Regional Sustainable Actions

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 work of ManagEnergy is organised around four pillars; the website www....

OVERVIEW - Energy Performance Requirements Using the Cost-Optimal Methodology

The recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Recast EPBD) states that Member States must ensure that minimum energy performance requirements for buildings are set “with a view to achieve cost-optimal levels”. The cost-optimal...

OVERVIEW - Building Renovation Strategies: Burden or Opportunity?

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 Efficiency Directive (EED) and what it means for existing...

OVERVIEW - Covenant of Mayors: What Opportunities in 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! Buildings: a key sector for Covenant of Mayors SignatoriesThe Covenant of...

OVERVIEW - Micro-CHP: the Next Generation Solution

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 micro-CHP?Micro-CHP refers to the small-scale production of heat...

OVERVIEW - Europe's buildings: a continued focus of IEE projects

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!   Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings – The next challenge Nearly Zero-Energy...

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...