Practices

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...
Title page of the CoNZEBs report 'Life cycle assessment of typical multi‐family houses with different energy performance levels'

CoNZEBs report: Life-cycle assessment of multi-family houses with different energy performance levels

The team of the EU Horizon 2020 project CoNZEBs has completed a follow-up activity to the identification of potential technical solution sets that could reduce investment costs for NZEBs. The scientific partners have carried out life-cycle cost (LCC...

2050 vision for 100% renewable heating & cooling in Europe

This vision is intended to provide a clear path for 100% renewable energy (RE) heating and cooling (H&C) sectors in Europe by 2050. It highlights the principles, the drivers, and the challenges of the transition to RE and helps readers...

Addressing fuel poverty

Analyst Brief - November 2019
Energy poverty, or fuel poverty, is often defined as a situation where low-income households are not able to adequately provide basic energy services in their homes and for their transport at affordable cost. A widely used criterion is to...

The Horizon 2020 project RenOnBill gives an overview of on-bill buildings energy renovation schemes, outlining the key issues to be addressed to ensure their replicability in Europe

The objective of the Horizon 2020 RenOnBill project is to scale up investments towards deep energy renovations of residential buildings, by promoting the development and implementation of on-bill schemes, based on the cooperation between...

2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction

Towards a zero-emissions, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector.
The buildings and construction sector accounted for 36% of final energy use and 39% of energy and process-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018, 11% of which resulted from manufacturing building materials and products such as...

Supporting digitalisation of the construction sector and SMEs, including Building Information Modelling

Digitalisation of the economy is one of the priorities set by the European Union (EU). The Strategy for a Digital Single Market, developed by the European Commission (EC) in 2015, outlined the path for the EU to build the right digital...

How to include building renovation in your Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan?

BPIE's latest report, published within the Horizon 2020 project BUILD UPON2, identifies synergies between between Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs) and Long Term Renovation Strategies (LTRS), and suggests how local...

CORDIS Results Pack on construction skills

A thematic collection of innovative EU-funded research results
Through its BUILD UP Skills initiative, the EU aims to equip the next generation of construction sector workers – from on-site workers to design professionals and senior management – with the skills and knowledge needed to ensure building...

MODEL FOR EXTENDED METHODOLOGY FOR RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) WITH ASPECTS OF QUALITY ASSURANCE

People are gaining knowledge every day, and this happens always and everywhere. Every experience gained leads to new skills, knowledge and / or competence.   Although learning usually takes place through formal education, which is always...