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This course guides participants through the principles and economics of the Passive House Standard highlighting case studies in California.   About this Event   To enroll for this course, please go to PG&E's website link Here  
Post date: 11 dec 2020
Type: Begivenhed

Building Conversations - December 16, 2020 Date:  16 Dec 2020 Temps:  9:00am - 9:45am PST   REGISTER   It’s no secret that Passive House is considered to be the most rigorous voluntary energy-based standard in the design and construction industry today.  
Post date: 10 dec 2020
Type: Begivenhed

EXPERT TALKS is an initiative from the BUILD UP portal which has started in February 2020. In the form of face-to-face interviews, experts coming from all around Europe and covering the field of Energy Efficiency in buildings from different perspectives share their views, experiences and expertise with BUILD UP audience.   During this year, BUILD UP has invited and interviewed ten experts, addressing relevant topics linked to the Topic of the Month.  
Post date: 10 dec 2020
Type: Link

Concept:   Regional and local authorities need to precisely determine, control and demonstrate their sustainable energy and climate actions to increase their efficiency.   The EU-funded ENERGee Watch project will support peer-to-peer learning for municipal and regional associations and networks to understand how different sustainable energy and climate mitigation actions have been controlled and assessed.  
Post date: 9 dec 2020
Type: Link

Concept:   TThe EU-funded LEAP4SME project aims to support member states and specifically their small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in carrying out energy audits and implementing cost-effective energy-saving measures.   To reach those objectives, LEAP4SME will conduct a mapping of policies and programmes that currently exist to identify their strengths and weaknesses.  
Post date: 9 dec 2020
Type: Link

Economic crises present an opportunity for governments to take action on climate change.   The lockdown responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a fall in emissions—global CO2 emissions are expected to be about 8% lower in 2020 than in 2019, in line with the required 7.6% reduction needed each year through 2030 to keep temperature increases below 1.5°C, compared with pre-industrial levels.  
Post date: 8 dec 2020
Type: Publication

States and utilities increasingly rely on energy efficiency programs to address climate change mitigation goals.   This report assesses two types of such energy efficiency programs: behavioral programs that offer savings for a relatively short time, and structural retrofit programs that offer savings over longer periods.  
Post date: 8 dec 2020
Type: Publication

“Efficiency First” (E1st) is a fundamental principle applied to policymaking, planning and investment in the energy sector, gaining visibility in European energy and climate policy.   The H2020 project enefirst will help making the E1st principle more concrete and operational, better understand its relevance for energy demand and supply and its broader impacts across sectors and markets, focusing on the buildings sector.  
Post date: 7 dec 2020
Type: Publication

Although cutting emissions to net-zero by 2050 will destroy jobs and push up the costs of doing business in some sectors, it will bring gains elsewhere that will make up for the difference, according to a new study by McKinsey & company.   “Net-zero emissions by 2050 should be achievable at a net-zero cost without compromising overall economic growth or prosperity,” says the study by the global consulting firm, published on Thursday (3 December).   
Post date: 6 dec 2020
Type: Nyheder

The transition to a forward-looking climate neutral economy, announced in the European Green Deal, demands an action plan where public and private sector investments are channeled towards climate-friendly technologies and business models.  
Post date: 6 dec 2020
Type: Publication