This event, which will take place on 28 September 2017 in Dublin, Ireland, aims to engage policymakers and stakeholders in an informed discussion on ways to upscale energy efficiency investments. This includes sharing best practice on how to reach out to and engage Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in thinking about energy efficiency investments and presentation of the opportunities for unlocking the potential for energy efficiency investments in Ireland and the UK.
Post date: 31 jul 2017
The new Horizon 2020 FIT-TO-NZEB project develops innovative training schemes for deep energy retrofit in Eastern and Southern Europe
Post date: 25 jul 2017
Ovaj dokument je sažetak izvješća za proučavanje sveobuhvatne procjene makro-razini i posljedica industrijske politike u području energetske učinkovitosti. Izvještaj predstavlja prvi pokušaj primijeniti ovu shemu za integrirani kvantitativnu procjenu tih nekoliko prednosti i kompromisa. To pokazuje da je povećanje energetske učinkovitosti u Europi za ciljane 27% do 2030. godine može dovesti do značajnih društvenih, gospodarskih i ekoloških posljedica.
Post date: 20 jul 2017
A decision support tool for energy efficiency policy evaluation
The Odyssee-Mure project is co-ordinated by ADEME with the technical support of Enerdata, Fraunhofer, ISINNOVA and ECN. It is supported by the H2020 programme of the European Commission and is part of the activity of the EnR Club.
Odyssee and Mure databases
The project relies on two complementary internet databases, that are regularly updated by the network of national teams (once to twice a year):
Post date: 19 jul 2017
SHERPA (SHared knowledge for Energy Renovation in buildings by Public Administrations) is a Testing and Capitalising EU project financed by the Interreg Med Programme under Specific Objective 2.1 (“to raise capacity for better management of energy in public buildings at transnational level”).
Post date: 18 jul 2017
Eco-innovative, Safe and Energy Efficient wall panels and materials for a healthier indoor environment
The ECO-SEE project aims to address an emerging health problem associated with modern low carbon buildings. Modern buildings have been developed to be very airtight, improving their energy efficiency and reducing their carbon footprint. However, these sealed environments have created unexpected side effects, with research showing that a build-up of potentially harmful chemicals in the air is potentially causing negative impacts on occupants.
Post date: 13 jul 2017
With energy efficiency in buildings high up on the European political agenda, Brussels is certainly the place where awareness about the importance of energy performance buildings is prominent. But less people might be aware of how much indoor air quality needs to be improved. Indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoors, because of mould and bacteria resulting from excessive levels of humidity, and pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by furniture, cleaning products and textiles.
Post date: 12 jul 2017
WHAT IS C4E FORUM?
The aim of C4E Forum is to build and strengthen Central and Eastern Europe’s energy efficiency community. There are many interesting efficiency projects, policies and programmes happening in the region and this community can immensely benefit from sharing and learning from them. C4E Forum is a bi-annual community-building event designed to promote this objective.
Post date: 11 jul 2017
This brochure, released by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), provides an overview of the Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB) campaign.
The NZEB campaign promotes commitments by national authorities, subnational governments, and buildings sector stakeholders to advance NZEB.
The campaign includes several operational actions:
Post date: 10 jul 2017
As the “Tour de France” pack of cyclists just biked the first kilometres of the race, the first snapshot is presented of the 236 public and private commercial buildings that have taken the lead in the 2017 Contest for better Use and Building Efficiency CUBE 2020. At the end of April, after four months of efforts, the candidates have a cumulative 3.2% of annual energy savings (that is to say a prospect of 10% by the end of the year) and 3.3% of greenhouse gas reductions. A dozen candidates passed the 10% threshold.
Post date: 10 jul 2017