The European Commission is referring Hungary to the Court for failing to transpose the Energy Efficiency Directive. Under this directive EU Member States must meet certain energy savings targets from 1 January 2014 until 31 December 2020. They have to do this by using energy efficiency obligations schemes or other targeted policy measures to drive energy efficiency improvements in households, buildings, industry and transport sectors. Member States had to transpose the obligations of the Directive by 5 June 2014.Other requirements include:
Post date: 13 Apr 2015
17 February, 2015. The European project REMOURBAN held its kick-off meeting in Valladolid, Spain. It marks the first step towards producing a model for turning our towns and cities into smart urban spaces for the future. Five cities, five countries, the same drive to integrate infrastructure and future-proof their urban spaces against a backdrop of environmental challenges that go well beyond their municipal boundaries.
Post date: 25 Mar 2015
Article 2 of the EPBD recast defines a nearly zero-energy building as “a building that has a very high energy performance, as determined in accordance with Annex I [of the Directive]. The nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby
Post date: 10 Mar 2015
FEDARENE is pleased to announce the launch of the 1st edition of the Roger Léron Award. The purpose of this Award is to acknowledge persistency and a proactive approach, bringing a successful contribution to sustainable energy at the regional and / or local level in Europe.
Post date: 9 Mar 2015
Final deadline to apply for the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards has been extended to 16 March 2015. The Sustainable Energy Europe Awards are the EU reference prize for sustainable energy projects in Europe.
Post date: 3 Mar 2015
The 3rd edition of the Green Building Solutions Awards
powered by Construction21 promises to be exceptional, especially with the International Conference for Climate coming up in December in Paris. And, in addition to the 9 countries currently covered by the network*, the competition will open to new partners from around the world.
Post date: 2 Mar 2015
EuroACE's press release following the launch of the European Union Energy Union framework. The release of the Energy Union framework acknowledged the need for improvement of the building stock in the EU. With the building sector accounting for 61% of the EU's gas imports and construction accounting for 9% of EU GDP, buildings count as a 'big thing'.
Post date: 27 Feb 2015
REMOURBAN Press release no. 1 – Valladolid, 29 January 2015. The Kick off meeting for REMOURBAN, a far-reaching European project to create a sustainable urban regeneration model combining the latest developments in energy, mobility and ICT will take place the 17th of February. From 17 to 19 February, Valladolid-based Fundación CARTIF will be hosting the REMOURBAN project kick off meeting. This project has been selected under the EU’s Lighthouse project scheme whose guiding principles are impact and replicability.
Post date: 9 Feb 2015
The 13th edition of the economic trends survey carried out by the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) confirms the positive signs and trends already observed in the previous surveys: the architectural market is gradually recovering and the general mood of the profession is improving – although the situation still differs greatly from one country to another.
Post date: 22 Jan 2015
The dates are set for next year’s leading event on the promotion of a secure, clean and efficient energy for Europe. The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will take place from 15 to 19 June 2015 in Brussels and across Europe.
Post date: 29 Dec 2014