H2020 - Horizon 2020

CONCEPT   Reaching of the 2020 and 2030 energy and climate objectives represents a major challenge to the construction sector, which needs to be ready to deliver high energy performing renovations and, in particular, nearly zero-energy buildings.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
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Concept   The BestRES project aimed to develop innovative business models for integration of renewable energy sources by aggregating distributed generation such as wind, PV, biogas, biomass, hydro, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and combining this with demand side management and energy storage.   European electricity markets were historically designed around centralized and mostly fossil-fuel generation.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
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Concept   ASSIST (Support Network for Household Energy Saving) is an European project funded by the European Commission under the H2020 programme.   Its aim is to fight energy poverty by actively engaging consumers in the energy market, generating a positive change of behaviour in relation to energy consumption and to influence the design of energy poverty-oriented policies.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   The European Union intends to decarbonize the building sector by 2050. Investment in retrofit could benefit the EU by up to EUR 175 bn per year.   One of the biggest challenges for the reduction of GHG emissions results from the poor energy efficiency of existing buildings and still too low refurbishment rates in virtually all member states of the European Union.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept IndustRE has identified the flexibility potential of the industrial electricity demand as an opportunity that - through innovative business models - can facilitate further growth and integration of variable renewable energy, while reducing the industrial electricity costs. In this project the electricity intensive industry in Europe works closely with the renewable energy sector in order to find common ground and create win-win situations.   These business models:
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   The Compete4SECAP project (C4S) aims at helping local authorities put their existing Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) into action.   The project promotes the adoption of standardized energy management systems in municipalities through the coordination of national competitions and peer-to-peer exchanges which steer the attention and involvement of local to national authorities in 8 European countries.  
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   HYBUILD aims at developing cost-effective and environmental-friendly solutions, while ensuring comfort conditions in residential buildings located in two different climates: Mediterranean climate where cooling is critical; and Continental climate where a stronger focus is put on heating demand.   Methodology and objectives  
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   The EeMAP is a market-led initiative focussed on the design and delivery of an “energy efficient mortgage”, which is intended to incentivise and channel private capital into energy efficiency investments.   The underlying methodology (explained below) will incentivise the acquisition of energy efficient properties or the improvement of the energy efficiency of existing properties by way of preferential financing conditions linked to the mortgage.
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   Financial, technical and social innovations are essential prerequisites for a successful transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies (RES). In order to balance demand with a volatile energy supply and to increase acceptance of new technologies like smart meters, it is necessary to build new energy infrastructure and motivate consumers to change their consumption habits.  
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Within the framework of the achievement of both 2030 energy efficiency targets and the 2050 EU building stock decarbonisation goal, the pressure put on the shoulders of the actors involved in the energy renovation value chain is undeniably high.   And while many EU funded projects aim at the same goal, namely bridging the gap between the supply and demand in the energy retrofit market, how market-responsive are they?  
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
Type: News