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The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) is a key stepping-stone to boost the transition towards a climate neutral energy system through the development of low-carbon technologies in a fast and cost-competitive way.   By improving new technologies and bringing down costs through coordinated national research efforts, the SET Plan helps promote cooperation among EU countries, companies and research institutions, and in so doing also deliver on the key objectives of the energy union.  
Post date: 29 apr 2021
Type: Link

The 2018 revision of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) aims to further promote smart building technologies, in particular through the establishment of a Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings.  A first technical study to support the establishment of the SRI concluded in August 2018 and aimed at investigating the possible scope and characteristics of such an indicator. End of December 2018, a second technical support study was launched with the aim to provide further technical input to feed the establishment of the SRI scheme.
Post date: 29 apr 2021
Type: Link

Possibilities to develope benchmark values for LCA buildings ​Whole life carbon assessment of 60 buildings - Possibilities to develop benchmark values for LCA of buildings assesses the hitherto largest number of building cases collected in Denmark with regard to GWP.   As part of the objective to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, in recent years there has been great focus in the building and construction sector on reducing the climate footprint of buildings.  
Post date: 29 apr 2021
Type: Publication

Energy efficiency and improved indoor air quality are major aspects that need to be addressed in the building construction sector. The role of materials is vital, affecting HVAC systems and indoor conditions.     
Post date: 27 apr 2021
Type: Link

Renewable Energy Sources are becoming increasingly important in the power markets; it is calculated that almost 70 % of the global capacity additions to 2040 will be attributed to renewables. Among these, solar energy is considered to be the most promising because it is clean, abundant, inexhaustible, accessible and does not produce pollutants during its use.
Post date: 27 apr 2021
Type: Nyheder

Europe needs a rapid scale-up of wind energy to help keep global warming well below 2 °C and deliver on its Paris Climate Agreement commitments. Established in 2016 to inform research and innovation policy at European and national level, the European Technology & Innovation Platform on Wind Energy (ETIPWind) provides a public platform to wind energy stakeholders to identify priorities and foster innovations.  
Post date: 27 apr 2021
Type: Link

The EU’s old residential building stock requires retrofitting to become energy efficient. In turn, this will reduce energy consumption and costs. However, retrofitting is an expensive procedure and new innovative financial solutions are needed to accelerate the transformation of homes into energy-efficient structures. The EU-funded FITHOME project will propose a new financial instrument and new advanced digital methods for retrofitting processes, including flow management and quality assurance.
Post date: 27 apr 2021
Type: Link

SO WHAT main objective is to develop and demonstrate an integrated software which will support industries and energy utilities in selecting, simulating and comparing alternative Waste Heat and Waste Cold (WH/C) exploitation technologies that could cost-effectively balance the local forecasted H&C demand also via renewable energy sources (RES) integration.   The SO WHAT integrated tool will be designed to support industries, and energy utilities in:  
Post date: 20 apr 2021
Type: Link

Primary Energy Renewable and future climate Impact on buildings
Post date: 20 apr 2021
Type: Link

On the Mediterranean coast of the Valencian region in Spain, the hotels "Poseidón Playa", "Flamingo Oasis", "Les Dunes Comodoro", "Dynastic", "Benidorm Center" and "RH Bayren & Spa", collaborated in the European research project ALDREN , led by CSTB and in which 8 partners from Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, Denmark and Belgium have participated.  
Post date: 20 apr 2021
Type: Nyheder