The Design Phase Report documenting the status before the renovations and the developed retrofit concepts for all 4 demonstration school buildings of the School of the Future project within EU's 7th Framework Programme is now available. Find details of the school renovation concepts here.
Post date: 6 Nov 2013
Construction21.eu launches first virtual tradeshow for sustainable construction for Europe with the support of 13 Green Building Councils.
Post date: 25 Oct 2013
The Tito Maccio Plauto School in Cesena, Italy, is one of four schools that are demonstration buildings within the "School of the Future" project, an EU 7FP demonstration project. A new video made by ENEA web TV shows the realisation of the energy efficient renovation of the building. Learn more about the used technologies and strategies here.
Post date: 22 Oct 2013
Re-Co is a European project focused on the development, demonstration and promotion of recommissioning projects, i.e. energy saving projects with no and low-cost investments.
Post date: 21 Oct 2013
The document was created for collecting the experiences and attitudes of local community representatives of municipalities and cities as key stakeholders in the planning of sustainable construction (investment, urban planning etc.). Getting feedback from the target group is crucial in steering the activities of the SUSTAINCO project such as creation of NZEB energy efficiency toolkit, case studies selection, training and capacity building and NZEB implementation in rural communities, in order to ensure concrete and measurable information.
Post date: 15 Oct 2013
This document gives an overview of EU and national legislation (SUSTAINCO project partners) regarding energy performance in building sector and funding sources available for implementation of a NZEB or similar building standards. The paper is also a source of information about funding sources and schemes that can be used in all partners’ countries and beyond. In order to show progress in defining NZEB in every partner state, methodology and main challenges in defining NZEB are specified and partner perspective on how NZEB should be defined are compared.
Post date: 15 Oct 2013
ENSI EAB Software is used for calculating the energy performance of buildings in energy audits and for preparing building energy certificates. It can be applied to new and existing residential and non-residential buildings.
Post date: 7 Oct 2013
The report presents in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, describing among things:
Post date: 6 Oct 2013
The IEE project MaTrID - Market Transformation Towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Through Widespread Use of Integrated Energy Design – aims at supporting the implementation of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings by 2020.
In this context the building design phase is of particular importance.
Post date: 30 Sep 2013
This report summarises the work carried out during the first year of the Concerted Action for the Energy Services Directive II (CA ESD) on informing and advising final consumers (citizens and small and medium enterprises). Information and communication is essential in order to fulfil the obligations of the ESD. However, it is difficult to inform and advice the target groups in ways that are understood by the final consumers. Energy efficiency in itself is not always of highest interest among them.
Post date: 10 Sep 2013