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EPBD implementation in Estonia – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Estonia, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the...
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EPBD implementation in the Czech Republic – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Czech Republic, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing...
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EPBD implementation in Cyprus – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Cyprus, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy...
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Benchmarking smart metering deployment in the EU-28

The European Union has already started the modernization and transformation towards a climate neutral economy. In this context, the Commission has proposed a strategic long-term vision for Europe to become the world's first major economy...
Final report
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Correlation between Indoor Environmental Data and Biometric Parameters for the Impact Assessment of a Living Wall in a ZEB Lab

Users’ satisfaction in indoor spaces plays a key role in building design. In recent years, scientific research has focused more and more on the effects produced by the presence of greenery solutions in indoor environments. In this study,...
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Evaluation of the Visual Stimuli on Personal Thermal Comfort Perception in Real and Virtual Environments Using Machine Learning Approaches

Personal Thermal Comfort models consider personal user feedback as a target value. The growing development of integrated “smart” devices following the concept of the Internet of Things and data-processing algorithms based on Machine...
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Skills for SMEs – Supporting specialised skills development: Big Data, Internet of Things and Cybersecurity for SMEs

The digital revolution is not only about large tech companies but also essentially about start-ups and SMEs that provide or use digital solutions. SMEs are vital to the European economy, making up 99% of Europe's businesses1 and accounting...
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The European Green Deal

Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe needs a new growth strategy that transforms the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive...
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BVH 373 House 8 - Austria

Klimaaktiv Silver *   The construction of the building was aimed, on the one hand, to offer affordable sustainable housing and on the other hand to plan an extension with quality of life and without any conflicts of use and in energy...
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Ciciban Kindergarten – Croatia

An important public building in the most populated city of Zagreb county, Velika Gorica, this kindergarten was in need of energy renovation as it was expensive to run and uncomfortable for its occupants.  Having become an eco-school, the...
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Bullitt Center – Seattle (USA)

Backed by its mission to protect the Pacific Northwest’s natural environment and promote healthy and sustainable ecosystems, the Bullitt Foundation wanted their new headquarters to be built to the highest level of sustainability. They also...
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From SARS to COVID-19 and beyond: public health lessons for buildings

An important function of the built environment is providing a safe place for its inhabitants.  Edward Ng (Chinese University of Hong Kong) recalls the spread of SARS in Hong Kong and reflects on the public health lessons for the built...
The built environment has a fundamental role in maintaining public health. What lessons has Hong Kong applied to reduce the spread of contagion?
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COVID-19 guidance from REHVA

As response to the coronavirus (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, REHVA experts drafted a guidance document on how to operate and use building services in areas with a coronavirus outbreak to prevent the spread of COVID-19 depending on...
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Train to Net Zero Energy Buildings – a pathway to an energy efficient building sector

The EU, in light of the 2030 and 2050 energy and climate goals, has adopted an ambitious vision for the energy performance of its buildings among other measures. This is because the building sector still represents about 40% of energy...
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EPBD implementation in Malta – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Malta, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the...
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Teeschool project final publication

The modular project TEESCHOOLS is the last project within the Efficient Buildings Community to come to an end.  TEESCHOOLS has covered a long distance on the path for the decarbonisation of public building stock.  A new publication now...
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Construction skills for mainstreaming nZEB: New tools & practices

Jan Cromwijk and Veronika Schröpfer introduce new training and assessment tools developed in several EU Horizon 2020 projects to assist practitioners to identify and address the strengths and weaknesses of their low carbon skills for new...
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Raw materials demand for wind and solar PV technologies in the transition towards a decarbonised energy system

Raw materials are essential to securing a transition to green energy technologies and for achieving the goals outlined in the European Green Deal. To meet the future energy demand through renewables, the power sector will face a massive...
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EPBD implementation in Luxemburg – status at the end of 2016

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Luxemburg, as updated at the end of 2016.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the...
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OVERVIEW | Energy Flexibility in buildings

The EU’s 2030 Framework for climate and energy sets a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990, and at least a 32% share of renewable energy consumption, as EU-wide targets for 2030. For the power system, reducing greenhouse...