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CUBE 2020: addressing the energy transition for non-residential buildings

Large companies are looking to equip themselves with a bottom-up approach to foster environmental performance in buildings to complement the top-down policies available in their significant portfolios (certifications, ISO 50001, facility...
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Financing a sustainable european economy: Report on climate benchmarks

The agreement reached by the European co-legislators on the regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2016/2011, as part of the Commission's Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth, resulted in two essential measures regarding investment...
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Financial benefits of deep renovation could help mobilize further investment and improve market financing conditions

Topic of the month (July 2019): Financing energy efficiency in buildings Current levels of investment are insufficient to deliver on the Union's energy objectives for 2030.   Estimates suggest that around €100 billion need to be invested...
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Photovoltaic Solar Energy: big and beyond

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) envisions a world with 100% renewable electricity supply where electricity is accessible to all and where electricity makes major inroads into satisfying final...
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Creating an energy efficient mortgage for Europe: The supporting role of the green building sector

The report Creating an Energy Efficient Mortgage for Europe: The Supporting Role of the Green Building Sector sets out roadmap for market development with potential to transform millions of buildings across Europe.   In order to grow the...
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Science-based decarbonising of the EU commercial real estate sector

The document starts with a brief section listing the key outcomes of the Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (H2020 CRREM project).   Sections A provides an introduction to the CRREM project and background information on ‘stranding risk’....
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Technical Expert Group Report: Proposal for an EU Green Bond Standard

In June 2018, the European Commission set up a Technical Expert Group on sustainable finance (TEG) to assist in four key areas of the Action Plan through the development of the following: a unified classification system for sustainable...
On 18 June 2019, the Technical Expert Group (TEG) published its Report on EU Green Bond Standard. The TEG proposes that the Commission creates a voluntary, non-legislative EU Green Bond Standard to enhance the effectiveness, transparency,...
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European Energy Transition 2030: The Big Picture

Ten Priorities for the next European Commission to meet the EU’s 2030 targets and accelerate towards 2050 This report is on the fact that in 2018, the EU has decided upon a climate and energy framework up to 2030, involving clean,...
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Overview | Buildings as Material Banks (BAMB) Outcomes at the End of a Research Cycle

In integrative building design, interaction among all building disciplines and stakeholders is sought from the earliest development phases, aiming to achieve optimal solutions through iterative and lean approaches.   The quest for energy...
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Chancen aus der EPBD für das Gebäudeenergiegesetz 2019

The German government published, on May 28, a legislative proposal for the long awaited “Energy in Buildings Act”. The current draft law is not in line with the latest amendments of the EPBD from 2018.   This Policy Brief “Opportunities...
This policy brief, available only in German, evaluates the draft law of the German “Energy in Buildings Act” and its compatibility with the amended EPBD.
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Manual of mechanisms and business models for energy efficiency

This manual was conducted by BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy), as part of the project “Pilot Asia-Pacific Climate Technology Network and Finance Centre” (CTNFC). CTNFC is an initiative of UN Environment and the Asian Development...
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OVERVIEW | New skills for a sustainable and energy efficient EU building stock

The construction sector has a large potential for cost effective energy savings. With the EU planning aimed at nearly zero energy target for new buildings by 2020, the construction sector is confronted with the urgent need to upskills its...
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Passivhaus residential case: #29Soto (Navarra/Spain)

This is the first block of housing certified in Spain built in 2017 under the Passivhaus standard, and therefore has a demand for heating below 15kWh / m2a, and a heating load of 10W / m2.   This implies that a floor of 75m2 will have a...
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Buhnici House - Premium Passive House Certified 2018

Este prima casă pasivă premium din România și în top 10 din lume, este o casă construită de la buldozer la întrerupător în mai puțin de 7 luni, este o casă cu materiale și tehnologie de rachete spațiale în ea, este automatizată complet și...
The Buhnici House is an energy efficient home designed for a family living in the proximity of Bucharest. The team composed of architects, structural engineers and energy efficiency engineers designed it in order to obtain the Premium...
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Solutions for energy efficiency. 10 years of European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA)

&The European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA) is a successful joint initiative between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission (Smart Finance for Smart Buildings).   It offers technical assistance for investments...
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Policy paper: How to integrate indoor environmental quality within national long-term renovation strategies

Good IEQ is a cornerstone of ensuring health, comfort, wellbeing and productivity in buildings, while reducing the building stock’s climate impact is essential to the EU’s commitments under the Paris agreement.   The amended Energy...
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Five Challenges to Upskilling Construction Workers

For quite some time, the need to upskill the construction industry labour force to deliver quality nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB) and deep energy renovations is quoted as one of the main challenges to the sector nowadays.   Even...
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Solution Sets and Technologies for NZEBs

The CoNZEBs team has identified potential technical solution sets that can reduce cost in the construction process for NZEBs.   The scientific partners assessed the costs related to the construction and operation phase according to the...
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Warum Niedrigstenergiehäuser die richtige Wahl sind

Das EU Horizont 2020-Projekt CoNZEBs (Cost reduction of new Nearly Zero‐Energy Buildings) hat eine Broschüre für aktuelle und zukünftige Bewohner von Niedrigstenergiegebäuden entwickelt.   Sie informiert über Erfahrungen, Erwartungen und...
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Magasin durable COOP à Etagnières, Suisse

Couvrant une surface de 1’348 m² au sol, le bâtiment détermine un volume simple, sur un seul niveau, marqué par la marquise d’entrée affirmant l’accueil des clients.   Le bâtiment est constitué d’une ossature en bois reposant sur une base...
Aux portes du Gros-de-Vaud. Situé avant le village d’Etagnières, en limite de la commune de Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, le nouveau point de vente Coop, doté d’une station-service, est stratégiquement implanté sur la principale porte d’entrée...