renewable energy

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The decision-making process is one of the biggest challenges for deep renovation: difficulty to reach an agreement between parts, lack of sufficient financing schemes, and no clear vision of expected results, just to mention a few issues. Plug and play options help to overcome some of these concerns, as they usually enable a significant revalorisation of the property through a cost-effective and fast deep retrofitting.  
Post date: 30 Mär 2020
Type: News

The online consultation is open until 27 April 2020.   Share your expertise and have your say on EU support for the energy transition!    LIFE will be the only EU funding programme dedicated exclusively to environment, climate and energy. During the next programming period (2021-2027) LIFE will help Europe deliver on those priorities, by contributing to:
Post date: 27 Mär 2020
Type: News

Municipalities and local authorities are at the frontline of Europe’s energy transition, but often struggle to mobilise the financial resources required for sustainable energy investments.  
Post date: 26 Mär 2020
Type: News

Due to the current situation, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.
Post date: 24 Mär 2020
Type: Ereignis

This is a project involving the transformation of an old farmhouse in the foothills of the Alps: the aim was to create a sustainable and (as far as possible) self-sufficient surplus-energy building.  The Langes Haus development should also be able to operate entirely on local renewables.  
Post date: 23 Mär 2020
Type: Fall

In Bulgaria, around 1,400 buildings are being renovated and retrofitted since 2017 according to the Bulgarian Construction Chamber (BCC) as nearly 70% of the building stock was built before 1979.   The successful improvement of building performance and the adoption of renewable energy are especially challenging due to the skills shortage in the Bulgarian construction sector – a sector which accounts for 14.4% of Bulgarian GDP.  
Post date: 23 Mär 2020
Type: Publication

This extension to a School of Design & Environment building at the National University of Singapore is an outstanding example of a net zero-energy building (NZEB) in the tropics. The five-storey building is home to labs, design studios and workshops used by the departments of architecture and design. Construction of the building was optimised to facilitate lateral ventilation and comfortable natural light. An integral aspect of net zero-energy consumption is that conventional approaches to air conditioning have to be challenged.
Post date: 19 Mär 2020
Type: Fall

The Concerted Action for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD), the Concerted Action for the Renewable Energy Sources Directive (CA RES) and the Concerted Action for the Energy Efficiency Directive (CA EED) organised the workshop during January 2020 in Barcelona, to explore synergies in the implementation of these three key pieces of European energy legislation.  
Post date: 19 Mär 2020
Type: Publication

Data is fundamental to understand how much a building consumes, how much it is efficient and whether thermal comfort is adequate. However, how should this data be evaluated? Is it still possible to increase energy efficiency of buildings? A solution would be to make a comparison with similar contexts: for example, how much does a building consume on average under specific climatic conditions? How much energy can it obtain from its installed renewable energy sources?  
Post date: 17 Mär 2020
Type: News

Energy company Ecopower   Ecopower is a cooperative producer and supplier of renewable energy. Anyone who co-invests in production can consume their own Ecopower power at home. Our mission is to develop a democratic, decentralised and sustainable energy system. We strive for 100% renewable energy for electricity, heat and mobility.  
Post date: 13 Mär 2020
Type: Link