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Energy Performance Certificate (EPCs) are one of the best available sources of information on Europe’s building stock, and if improved, can support the launch of a Renovation Wave in Europe.   The EPC is one of the EU’s main existing instruments to facilitate the long-term decarbonisation of the building stock; however, to exploit its full potential, we need to overcome some hurdles, such as inadequate data gathering, lack of compliance, low reliability, different definitions and calculation methods.  
Post date: 29 maj 2020
Type: Publication

The iPHA Community Meet Ups are a series of free, digital events every second Monday at 9pm CEST. They feature a short talk by a Passive House expert from the iPHA network, followed by time for a discussion. Hosted via GoToMeeting, the meet ups provide the international Passive House community with a place to catch up during this increased time in home office.  
Post date: 29 maj 2020
Type: Begivenhed

The "Energy Efficiency Watch Survey" collects opinions from experts in all EU Member States on how they see the progress in energy efficiency in the last years in their own country.   Your opinion counts! Make it heard by completing our survey at: www.energy-efficiency-watch-survey.eu. This will only take about 10 minutes of your time.  
Post date: 28 maj 2020
Type: Nyheder

A little over 10 years ago David MacKay drew attention by saying “All the world’s power could be provided by a square 100km by 100km area in the Sahara.” Furthermore, MacKay’s calculation of the full potential of the region’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) totalled 25 times the TWh/year the world uses today. That was looking at the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) high solar irradiance, ample available land and the technologies of the day.   
Post date: 28 maj 2020
Type: Nyheder

Pay-for-performance (P4P) is a way to achieve significant, larger-scale energy savings in the building stock and attract additional investments and new business models. Although conceptually simple, the EU lacks so far P4P initiatives. SENSEI will apply learnings from the US to the European energy market.   Read more about SENSEI at https://senseih2020.eu/
Post date: 28 maj 2020
Type: Nyheder

Cerway carries out a monthly survey on the situation of the tertiary and residential real estate market during this period of health crisis as well as on the strategic priorities of Sustainable Development that the actors wish to implement by the end of the year.  
Post date: 28 maj 2020
Type: Nyheder

EIT Climate-KIC is restructuring to provide “systems transformation as a service” for Europe to deliver on its decarbonisation and climate adaptation ambitions.   EIT Climate-KIC today announced a restructure that will see the organisation reshape its ways of working to deliver on its “Transformation, in Time” strategy for tackling climate change and its implications through systems innovation.  
Post date: 28 maj 2020
Type: Nyheder

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Post date: 26 maj 2020
Type: Link

The Executive Agency for Small & Medium-sized enterprises is launching an on-line consultation regarding the future implementation of the BUILD UP Skills initiative.   Launched in 2011, the main objective of BUILD UP Skills is to increase the number of trained and qualified building professionals across Europe, to deliver building renovations offering high-energy performance as well as new Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings.  
Post date: 25 maj 2020
Type: Nyheder

Powerhouse represents a collaboration in the development of climate buildings, and consists of the property company Entra, the entrepreneur Skanska, the environmental organization ZERO, Snøhetta architecture and design office, and the consulting company Asplan Viak.  
Post date: 22 maj 2020
Type: Link