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Construction skills for mainstreaming nZEB: New tools & practices

Jan Cromwijk and Veronika Schröpfer introduce new training and assessment tools developed in several EU Horizon 2020 projects to assist practitioners to identify and address the strengths and weaknesses of their low carbon skills for new build and...
Building renovation in the Clean Energy Package: implications at local, national and EU levels

Building renovation in the Clean Energy Package: implications at local, national and EU levels

The Clean energy package for All Europeans is a comprehensive set of legislation that defines European climate and energy policy for 2020 and beyond, composed of eight different pieces of legislation aimed at accelerating the energy transition in...

Covid-19 recovery: Investment opportunities in deep renovation in Europe

BPIE – Buildings Performance Institute Europe - has carried out an analysis of the investment opportunity for Europe’s building sector, which could help mitigate the damage of the COVID-19 pandemic, and should be considered as Europe...
This analysis outlines the economic opportunity for Europe’s building sector, which could help mitigate economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The total amount to trigger a significant scaling up of the renovation rate and depth would...

Regenerative technologies for the indoor environment

Inspirational guidelines for practitioners
Proper technology solution-sets can enable a regenerative indoor environment for building users and for the planet, thereby ensuring occupant wellbeing and health. Several aspects are considered for high indoor environmental quality, such...

Sustainable buildings market study 2019

In Europe, 90% of our daily lives are spent indoors. We live, learn and work in buildings, and the environments within and around our buildings have a strong influence on our productivity, health and overall well-being.   Today, buildings...

Co-creation of positive energy blocks

Abstract   A main challenge in building carbon-neutral built environments is the ability to scale and replicate solutions. We examine how to develop low-carbon neighbourhoods and districts, while aiming at climate-friendly...

What makes an Efficiency Houses Plus?

Principles and examples of energy-generating buildings
With its Efficiency House Plus initiative, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community is giving new impulses to research and development in the field of energy-efficient building. At the same time, the principles of...

The residential building renovation market in Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Spain: new analysis by the H2020 project RenOnBill

The newly published RenOnBill report provides a detailed analysis of the main data, drivers and challenges involved in the energy renovation of residential buildings in four focus countries: Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Spain. Each...

Open letter from the Covenant of Mayors – Europe Board

Accelerating the transition towards climate neutrality
As recovery packages are developed at EU and national levels, local and regional authorities are urging for a systemic change, putting Climate Action at the core of the COVID 19 Recovery.   In an Open Letter published on May 5th, members...

EU wide Renovation Wave: where growth strategy and job creation meet climate goals and social inclusiveness

Unlocking the potential for energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction that lies in the EU buildings stock is a top priority for the European Alliance to Save Energy.
As businesses and investors having energy efficiency and energy demand reduction at the heart of our activities, we look forward to seeing Europe’s global climate leadership translated in green measures which will lead to a sustainable...