TRAINBUD is the second pillar of the BUILD UP Skills Hungary (BUSH 2011-2013) project. The BUSH project created a base for building energy efficiency and renewable energy into the vocational training of construction workers in Hungary.
In order to: a) create positive reinforcement for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) skilled workers to invest trainings to gain practical skills related to sustainable construction and b) provide homeowners with reliable information on the skills and qualities of construction workers, TRAINBUD will try to:
Post date: 14 Sep 2015
Under the European Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers.In order to reach this target, companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers' homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 13 Aug 2015
Energy efficient renovations of apartment blocks in multi-ownership are difficult to realise, mostly because of difficult decision taking and other legal and financial boundaries. The LEAF Technical Toolkit enables organisations to identify and understand appropriate energy improvements for apartment blocks. This includes estimated costs and savings from measures, and potential subsidies. It also contains advice on the impact of resident behaviour, and how energy saving behaviour can be promoted.
The technical toolkit offers guidance on the following topics:
Post date: 21 Jul 2015
In the processes of building renovations, building owners will not only look for pertinent information but also evaluate the different alternatives that are available to them.
Post date: 9 Jul 2015
GreenspaceLive Ltd. is an e-startup based in the Isle of Lewis and it has developed some of the most innovative online BIM technology available today along with gEnergy, a powerful new building simulation engine for the cloud, and gModeller, a rich BIM enabler plugin for SketchUp.
Post date: 9 Jul 2015
New analysis by the Coalition for Energy Savings of national reports on the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) reveals that central governments have not shown leadership in ending the waste of energy in their own buildings.
Post date: 22 May 2015
People do not seek urban regeneration. This is because they do not see it as a necessity.Miguel Ángel García is an architect and expert in energy efficient buildings and cities at the CARTIF Technology Centre, an applied research institute, located in Valladolid, Spain. He is also the coordinator of the European REMOURBAN project, which will be completed in 2020. It aims to have developed a sustainable and replicable urban regeneration model. To do so, the project is focusing on three showcase districts in the cities of Valladolid, Spain, Nottingham, UK, and Eskisehir, Turkey.
Post date: 6 May 2015
Individual EU Member States are to follow distinctive paths in meeting their obligations under the Renewable Energy Directive (including their legally binding 2020 targets) in accordance with their different available resources and their own unique energy markets. Their national renewable energy (RES) action plans map out these distinctive paths, covering:
Post date: 3 May 2015
The Low Energy Apartment Futures (LEAF) project developed a set of resources to support stakeholders such as building managers, housing associations, local authorities/municipalities, energy agencies, charities, residents’ associations and private landlords to improve the energy efficiency of apartment blocks. This set consists of a technical toolkit and an engagement toolkit, designed to be used together as a step-by-step guide to retrofit.
The Technical Toolkit
Post date: 28 Apr 2015
On 13 April 2015 step 1 of the first call for proposals of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme closed. 620 light applications have been received. Up to 80 million Euros of co-financing are available for public and private organisations that want to cooperate beyond borders on innovation, low-carbon strategies, natural and cultural resources or transport through this Programme. The co-financing rates available are up to 85 percent depending on the country of origin of applicants.
Post date: 16 Apr 2015