District heating (DH) systems are one of the most energy efficient heating systems to deliver heat in urban environments, with proven reliability within many decades already. DHs are also identified as key systems to achieve the de-carbonization of heating energy in European Cities. Renewable and waste heat sources are foreseen at the same time as de-carbonized heat sources and the way to guarantee competitive energy costs with limited influence of fossil fuel supply price volatility.
Post date: 26 Μάιος 2021
The objective of the Cervera HySGRID+ network is to strengthen the technological capacity of Spanish Technology Centres with a high level of complementarity and promote their solid cooperation with the ultimate aim of researching and developing new technological solutions that facilitate the creation of local energy positive balance communities (LEPC) with high efficiency and based on hybrid renewable power and storage systems.
Post date: 10 Μάιος 2021
A next generation energy efficiency meter named eensight has been created. The eensight tool is based on machine learning and will contribute to the much-needed advancement of the automated measurement and verification (M&V) methods for portfolios of buildings’ energy efficiency and provide essential insights for investors, legislators, building owners and energy companies to realise their goals.
Post date: 19 Απρ 2021
Smartness of buildings: a key enabler towards a climate-neutral EU
The European Green Deal, is a decisive step towards the ambitious target of achieving Europe’s climate neutrality by 2050.
Post date: 8 Μαρ 2021
At VITO, their aim is a society where sustainability is the norm. They are working on global projects to promote the transition to sustainability. They create innovative technological solutions and actively share their knowledge with businesses and government bodies.
Post date: 18 Φεβ 2021
The countries in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region and in the former Soviet Union republics (CIS region) have the most energy-poor people in Europe.
This is mainly due to high energy prices and poor energy efficiency of the buildings, heating systems and household appliances.
Post date: 17 Φεβ 2021
For the first time ever the EAE Award 2021 ceremony will be included in the program of the 5th European ETICS Forum, scheduled for 16th September 2021 in Prague/CZ.
The new award aims to honour amazing examples of energy-efficient projects from across Europe using External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS).
Post date: 14 Ιαν 2021
Adequate warmth, cooling and lighting and the energy to power appliances are essential in a home.
Energy poverty is associated with a range of adverse consequences for people’s health and well-being, exacerbated by low temperatures and stress associated with unaffordable energy bills.
Post date: 9 Δεκ 2020
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
“Efficiency First” (E1st) is a fundamental principle applied to policymaking, planning and investment in the energy sector, gaining visibility in European energy and climate policy.
The H2020 project enefirst will help making the E1st principle more concrete and operational, better understand its relevance for energy demand and supply and its broader impacts across sectors and markets, focusing on the buildings sector.
Post date: 7 Δεκ 2020