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According to Eurostat 2017, 42% of the European population currently live in flats (condominiums, multi-owned properties, tenements, social housing, etc.). Retrofitting condominiums (tenements and flatted buildings) is highly strategic for local authorities, as a large number of private owners can be reached at the same time. Once the retrofitting is done, co-owners benefit from comfortable homes as well as from financial and carbon savings.   Fragmented ownership
Post date: 14 Lis 2019
Type: Novinky

What does the transition towards lowcarbon building stock mean for Europe?   European building stock is responsible for around a third of CO2 emissions, and the EU has set a target of 20 % reduction by 2020 and 60 % by 2030, from a 1990 baseline. Meeting these targets means focusing on decarbonising the power supply and making concerted efforts to reduce energy demand through retrofits of existing stock.  
Post date: 14 Lis 2019
Type: Novinky

With a total of 18 topics in these priority areas, the work programme features a new focus on "Buildings in energy transition", highlighting how decarbonisation of buildings constitute the major challenge of the next decade. At the same time, it continues to focus on digital and smart technologies and innovative financing for energy efficiency as well as supporting public authorities and  ensuring the active involvement of consumers in the energy transition.  
Post date: 14 Lis 2019
Type: Novinky

Discover the Open Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Data Hub – an initiative that promotes the exploration, analysis, and use of authoritative SDG data sources for evidence-based decision-making and advocacy. The initiative goal is to enable decision makers, data providers, managers, and users to discover, understand, and communicate about patterns and interrelationships from the available SDG data and statistics.  
Post date: 13 Lis 2019
Type: Novinky

In this issue: MEDNICE project's outcomes New project EFFICIENT BUILDINGS MED - Mediterranean Energy Debate The technical capitalization of modular projects results: financing schemes and barriers; traning methodologies and capacity gaps; methodology, tools and indicators; lessons learned. The main recommendations of the policy papers Manifesto for a Mediterranean building renovation  
Post date: 11 Lis 2019
Type: Novinky

In this issue:   Highlight Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency website: new look and feel tailor-made for you! News Encouraging consumers to use more efficient heating systems New Horizon 2020 energy efficiency projects are fighting energy poverty SEFIPA: A sustainable energy financing platform with high impact BUILD Up Skills special
Post date: 6 Lis 2019
Type: Novinky

Energy efficiency has tremendous potential to boost economic growth and avoid greenhouse gas emissions, but the global rate of progress is slowing – a trend that has major implications for consumers, businesses and the environment, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.  
Post date: 4 Lis 2019
Type: Novinky

Every year, Klimahouse inspires 36,000 visitors from all over Europe. Klimahouse informs - featuring 450 exhibitors from the construction sector and an event program with more than 150 appointments in four days. Klimahouse promotes innovation and new ideas, giving ample space to fledging startups and young companies. And last but not least: Klimahouse connects – suppliers, demanders, experts and not – all those who believe in sustainable building for a better and more comfortable life.  
Post date: 4 Lis 2019
Type: Novinky

The aim of this 4-year project is to show that it is possible to transform nearly-zero energy buildings into positive energy buildings (PEBs). This means that a building which is producing the majority of the renewable energy it uses itself, after refurbishment, will be producing more energy than it actually needs. The technologies will be tested in 4 climatic zones, EnergyVille/VITO investigates the scale-up of buildings into PEBs and is involved in the Belgian demo set up together with Cordium, the social housing company in Hasselt.  
Post date: 31 Říj 2019
Type: Novinky

On October 10th, the MED - Mediterranean Energy Debate took place in Brussels, in the premises of Brussels-Capital Region during the European Week of Regions and Cities. Members of the Efficient Buildings Community, public authorities and research institutions gathered to discuss the main outcomes of the Community from the last three years of project.  
Post date: 29 Říj 2019
Type: Novinky