Practices

Energy Flexibility as a key asset in a smart building future - Position paper Annex 67

Position paper Annex 67 Annex 67 “Energy Flexible Buildings”, is a collaborative project supported by the Energy in Buildings and Communities program of the International Energy Agency. It aims to find a common definition...

Quantifying the benefits of energy renovation in non-residential –infographic

In a recent study, the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has sought to answer the following question:   What are the quantified benefits of people-centric renovation of offices, schools and hospitals?   The...

Mapping the benefits of energy renovation in non-residential

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has undertaken a piece of research that can be considered a first step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor air quality, thermal comfort, acoustics,...

Benefits of energy renovation in non-residential – focusing on the market

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has developed a set of publications based on more than 400 academic articles, dozens of case studies and expert interviews focusing on health, wellbeing and productivity in buildings.  ...

Policy review of energy renovation in non-residential

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has developed a set of publications based on more than 400 academic articles, dozens of case studies and expert interviews focusing on health, wellbeing and productivity in buildings.  ...

Methodology to quantify the benefits of energy renovation in non-residential

A set of publications, developed by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) and commissioned by Buildings 2030, takes an important step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor environmental...

Comparative analysis of standardized indicators for smart sustainable cities: what indicators and standards to use and when?

The choice of the most suitable indicator framework is crucial, but difficult, as it requires expert knowledge. To help cities in their choice, this paper compares seven recently published indicator standards for Smart sustainable cities...

New guidance for public officers on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: Navigating new requirements for renovation strategies

The Clean Energy for all Europeans policy package led to the revision of several key pieces of legislation related to the renovation of buildings. Most notable was the revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)...

Sustainable as the new normal for DGNB

DGNB published a report illustrating the importance of certification in the context of both achieving targets of emissions reduction as well as embarking into more transparency in the construction process.
The DGNB is the German Sustainable Building Council. Founded in 2007 by 16 initiators from a variety of specialist backgrounds in the construction and property industry, in order to promote sustainable building in the future.   The figures...

OVERVIEW | Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum: Matching local scale action with long term objectives and financing

The Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum was first launched in 2014. In February 2019 a two-day event was held in which significant achievements and challenges in the evolution of this initiative were reviewed. Over 700 participants...

venticool newsletter issue #13 - December 2018

New standardization projects relevant to ventilative cooling applications have officially been initiated under Technical Committees (TC) in the European Committee for Standardization (CEN/TC 156) and the International Organization for...

AIVC March 2019 Newsletter

This issue of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre’s (AIVC) newsletter provides an overview of the centre’s latest achievements and initiatives i.e. information on past and future events, new publications, feedback on on-going AIVC...

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...