General

Concept and Objectives   The main goal of QUEST is to promote investments in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency by identifying and empirically risk-grading factors that influence performance.   QUEST will develop a simple toolkit to evaluate these investments. It may be easily applied to all types of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency investments and covers project design-construction-operation risks.  
Post date: 2 Ιουλ 2019
Type: Σύνδεσμος

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 workforce.   This need implies both meeting the targets and learning how to use innovative approaches and technology solutions to keep high quality of construction and increase the building energy efficiency.
Post date: 1 Ιουλ 2019
Type: Ειδήσεις

This month in RESTORE:    -Call for industry participation to Rethink Technology   -STSM Funding goes into its third round   -Regenerative Design lecture in Salzburg, Austria  
Post date: 1 Ιουλ 2019
Type: Ειδήσεις

The OptEEmAL Platform is a great tool to design any energy efficient retrofitting project at building and district level. It provides the user with a holistic tool that reduces time and costs in the design phase, and improves the whole process in terms of management, information flows and design quality.   Explore it yourself. You'll find an introduction video and a video explaining exactly how the platform work, as well as more videos from our final conference here:
Post date: 28 Ιουν 2019
Type: Note

This document sets out the results of the work to date undertaken by the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance in relation to the development of an EU classification system for environmentally sustainable economic activities (hereafter ‘Taxonomy’). It has six parts:  
Post date: 27 Ιουν 2019
Type: Publication

We are delighted to announce the new GlobalABC Webinar series: How to Incorporate Fundable Buildings Sector Action in NDCs, a series of four webinars: Global, Asia, Africa and Latin America.   The current scope and ambition of buildings sector commitments are insufficient to meet the Paris Agreement goals.  
Post date: 26 Ιουν 2019
Type: Ειδήσεις

In celebration of Europe Day and ahead of the European Elections, the regions, energy agencies and islands of FEDARENE declared once again their clear and immovable commitment to support the European Union in its climate action and energy transition.   Indeed, the regions, energy agencies and islands of  FEDARENE have witnessed how energy transition unites territories and citizens and believe it is the driver Europe needs to overcome disunity and achieve sustainable solidarity.
Post date: 26 Ιουν 2019
Type: Ειδήσεις

During the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2019, the session co-organised by DecarbHeat and FEDARENE, “The Green Revolution Starts at Home” took place in order to presents the heating and cooling sector in Europe and the resources available for local, regional and national authorities.    Various innovative tools and projects such as RELaTED, PLANHEAT and Hotmaps are being developed to assist cities and regions for decarbonizing heating and cooling.  
Post date: 26 Ιουν 2019
Type: Ειδήσεις

Since the Sibiu Summit on the 9th of May, when 210 European Mayors and leaders of cities across Europe urged the European Council and Member States to step up the EU’s climate commitments, over 100 Mayors joined the call to show global leadership and drive ambition to make rapid progress in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.  
Post date: 26 Ιουν 2019
Type: Ειδήσεις

Trivess Moore, RMIT University; Michael Ambrose, CSIRO et Stephen Berry, University of South Australia     New housing in Australia must meet minimum energy performance requirements. We wondered how many buildings exceeded the minimum standard.  
Post date: 26 Ιουν 2019
Type: Ειδήσεις