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The building is used as a residential, and the aim of the renovation has been the conservation of the ancient walls of the medieval castle, considering modern comfort standards with the target of achieving a building ad a high standard of energy efficiency, (i.e. the NZEB standard).  
Post date: 23 Jun 2020
Type: Fall

The H2020 Penny Project - Psychological social & financial barriers to energy efficiency - applies a behavioural science approach to better understand individual behaviour in the domain of energy efficiency. In particular, the project seeks to advance the understanding of consumer decisions in relation to both the use of energy and the adoption of energy-efficient technologies.  
Post date: 23 Jun 2020
Type: Tool

From small medieval towns in Italy to the elegant nineteenth-century boulevards in Paris; from the zen Buddhist temples in Kyoto to the colourful cathedrals of Mexico’s colonial cities: buildings reflect our culture and need to be preserved to tell our grandchildren the same story they told our fathers.  
Post date: 19 Jun 2020
Type: News

The main concept of the ZERO-PLUS Project is now also available via an easy-to-digest interactive video! The story of NetZero Energy settlements is unwrapped step by step highlighting the importance of creating energy efficient settlements and enjoy a comfortable, sustainable and cost-effective home.
Post date: 17 Jun 2020
Type: News

For four consecutive years, E Co. has been involved as a Partner in the ZERO-PLUS Project, contributing to its goal: to develop and implement a collaborative management approach to the design and construction of near-zero energy efficient settlements.  
Post date: 17 Jun 2020
Type: News

Energy-efficient buildings have the potential to play a key role in EU energy transition. In the United States, several energy utilities have recently piloted and launched buildings Pay-for-Performance (P4P) programmes making use of possibilities offered by energy metering technologies that provide greater certainty over energy savings and drive improved performance.  
Post date: 16 Jun 2020
Type: Publication

Currently, buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption and around 75% of them are energy inefficient, with an annual renovating rate around 0.4-1.2%. EU has established legislative frameworks as EPBD (directive 2010/31/EU and update) and EED (2012/27/EU) in order to increase the energy performance of the buildings and has required the nearly zero energy building (nZEB) target for public buildings starting from January 2019.
Post date: 16 Jun 2020
Type: News

EBC, FIEC and UIPI published a joint statement on 25th May 2020, expressing their support for the green “Superbonus” – a 110% tax discount for energy and anti-seismic renovations – recently proposed by the Italian government to relaunch the construction and real estate sectors, highly impacted by the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Post date: 5 Jun 2020
Type: News

Linked Data technologies have been developed in order to connect concepts in a structured way, enhancing machine readability and enabling many features like semantic queries. The potential of such technologies is wide in many fields, in particular in the construction sector, which could benefit in many ways by their application.
Post date: 3 Jun 2020
Type: News

The European Investment Bank in cooperation with the European Commission have initiated the Private Finance for Energy Efficiency (PF4EE) instrument, and thus provide access to adequate and affordable financing for energy efficiency.  
Post date: 29 Mai 2020
Type: Tool