energy efficiency

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The Low Energy Building Database is a repository of low-energy building information created to support the planning and development of low energy new build and refurbishment with exemplary case studies. This tool was developed following the Retrofit for Future (RfF) programme launched in the UK about ten years ago, when £17m have been allocated by the government for increasing the energy efficiency of the building stock.
Post date: 21 Σεπ 2020
Type: Tool

ince September 2017, consumer organizations in 6 European countries have guided consumers through all the stages leading to the purchase of domestic renewable and efficient energy technologies. To facilitate the consumer journey, the project launched group purchases, which lowered the costs of the equipment and guaranteed a fair deal for consumers.
Post date: 21 Σεπ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

Buildings do not consume energy, people do. Managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME), these projects have helped consumers understand their energy use at their homes or their work places, and have motivated them to engage in energy-saving behaviour. It is possible to change the way energy is perceived and used by consumers with low-cost and cost-effective ICT solutions, and basic personal choices can translate in significant energy and economic savings.   
Post date: 21 Σεπ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

For one last time, under the Energy challenge of the Horizon 2020 programme, proposers were invited to submit their ideas to accelerate the market-uptake of energy efficiency solutions across Europe.    10 topics with a total budget of €64m were open in the areas of buildings, innovative financing, consumers, services,  public authorities and policy support. An impressive number of proposals were received, amounting to 759M €.  
Post date: 21 Σεπ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

Supporting designers in the early stages of designing Plus Energy Buildings is strategic to ensure load reduction while still considering the household practices and enhancing the indoor environmental quality. To achieve this target, it is necessary to make use of effective building energy modeling with a clear view of the simulation results, thus allowing effective communication between the design team and the involved disciplines/stakeholders.  
Post date: 21 Σεπ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

To meet ambitious climate goals, leading local and state governments are adopting ambitious energy efficiency policies that require building owners to make substantial capital investments in their properties. In affordable multifamily buildings, these costs could threaten the viability of owners’ operations, result in financial burdens for low-income residents, and disproportionately impact communities of color, exacerbating economic and racial inequities.
Post date: 18 Σεπ 2020
Type: Publication

This promotional brochure of Task 59 IEA-SHC highlights the project structure, the organizational details and the project´s objectives, which are the following:
Post date: 18 Σεπ 2020
Type: Publication

Szczecin has become the second Polish town to receive a loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance a municipal development plan for social and affordable housing. The EIB has agreed to lend up to PLN 85 million (approx. €20 million) to two housing companies owned by the City of Szczecin for the construction and renovation of 250 social and affordable housing units (169 new and 81 renovated) and associated underground parking facilities.
Post date: 17 Σεπ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

As a result of the development of more and more energy efficient products, and because the difference between A++ and A+++ is less obvious to the consumer, the EU energy labels categories will be gradually adjusted to reintroduce the simpler A to G scale.    In concrete terms, this means that five product groups will be 'rescaled' in the course of 2021
Post date: 16 Σεπ 2020
Type: Publication

La decarbonizzazione del patrimonio edilizio è tra le priorità del piano per la ripresa post-Covid e uno degli assi portanti del Green Deal europeo. Si stima infatti che il settore edile sia responsabile del 40% del consumo energetico e del 36% delle emissioni di gas serra in Europa.  
Post date: 16 Σεπ 2020
Type: Συμβάν