Training and education

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Funding is a crucial element for implementing energy efficiency activities. Different funding sources exist in all EFFECT4buildings project countries.   Based on the results of interviews 70% of the respondents inform that they have received external funding to implement energy efficiency measures. Within this tool we present different external funding sources for EE investments available for public building owners and managers.  
Post date: 21 Δεκ 2020
Type: Tool

Convincing decision makers tool is about how to convince decission makers to invest in energy efficiency. The main message is that convincing decision makers needs really strong arguments and facts.   This means clear numbers and visual charts (like pay-back time), which are simple and easy to understand. Beautiful words are not enough alone, but of course verbal arguments are needed to reach positive decision for energy efficiency investment.  
Post date: 21 Δεκ 2020
Type: Tool

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 10:00-11:15 CET   Air infiltration in buildings has multiple consequences on energy use and indoor environmental quality. Therefore, in the last 10 years many countries have introduced requirements for building airtightness in their EP-regulation.   Those requirements often prescribe that a test is performed by a qualified tester and that every test performed is recorded in a database.   
Post date: 21 Δεκ 2020
Type: Συμβάν

The building sector presents a considerable unexploited potential for cost-effective energy savings. Nearly Zero-Energy Building (NZEB) standards have become a mandatory requirement in Europe for new construction from 2020, however increasing the rate, depth, quality and effectiveness of building renovation remains a challenge since the current European average rate of renovation is only 1.2 % per year  
Post date: 21 Δεκ 2020
Type: Ειδήσεις

My Europe in 2050 lets you choose how we will change the European "Machine" in the next decades. How we will move, live, eat and consume, how we will change the agriculture, transport, energy generation, building sector and production systems.   Explore how you can keep the machine's output below 30 gigatons of greenhouse gases. This is the budget available for Europe if we want to take a fair reduction share to keep the 1.5° C target formulated in the Paris Agreement.
Post date: 15 Δεκ 2020
Type: Tool

How to design and build high-performance apartment buildings at the lowest possible cost.   "A Pattern Language from Passive House" is an interactive workshop that teaches cost-effective planning and design of affordable, low-emission, mid-rise, multi-unit, wood-framed housing.  
Post date: 11 Δεκ 2020
Type: Συμβάν

This course guides participants through the principles and economics of the Passive House Standard highlighting case studies in California.   About this Event   To enroll for this course, please go to PG&E's website link Here  
Post date: 11 Δεκ 2020
Type: Συμβάν

Concept:   The EU has called on countries of central and eastern Europe (CEE) to do more to meet its 2050 net-zero emissions goals.   Based on an assessment of national energy and climate plans, CEE countries need to boost their potentials for efficient use of energy.  
Post date: 9 Δεκ 2020
Type: Σύνδεσμος

Concept:   The achievement of the EU climate targets for 2030 will be facilitated by the widespread adoption of renewable energy. Hosting capacity can be reached through the market uptake of citizen energy communities (CEC).   The EU-funded LIGHTNESS project will increase the renewable energy capacity through social engagement, a regulatory roadmap, a low-cost technological package and innovative business models.  
Post date: 9 Δεκ 2020
Type: Σύνδεσμος

Concept:   The building sector is the single largest energy consumer in Europe. Within its 2030 climate and energy framework, the EU has committed to improving the energy performance of buildings.   Since three quarters of today’s buildings will still exist in 2050, the key to a low carbon building stock is to renovate.  
Post date: 8 Δεκ 2020
Type: Σύνδεσμος