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Europeans spend approximately 90 % of their time in buildings. Living indoors requires energy to maintain the right temperature, to cook and to use electrical appliances. In fact, energy is expected to guarantee a healthy and comfortable environment. Of all the sectors in Europe, the building sector consumes the most energy, and thus emits the most CO2. As a result, policymakers have made buildings a priority in the EU energy policy agenda.
Post date: 11 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

In this issue:   Highlight Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency website: new look and feel tailor-made for you! News Encouraging consumers to use more efficient heating systems New Horizon 2020 energy efficiency projects are fighting energy poverty SEFIPA: A sustainable energy financing platform with high impact BUILD Up Skills special
Post date: 6 Nov 2019
Type: News

One of the main priorities of Jean-Claude Juncker when he became President of the European Commission was to establish an Energy Union which ensures the clean, secure and affordable supply of energy to all Europeans.  
Post date: 4 Nov 2019
Type: Publication

Climate change is a global threat and demands global action: the more countries join forces, the bigger the chances we can master this major challenge of our generation. The European Union, Iceland and Norway today agreed to extend their cooperation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.  
Post date: 28 Oct 2019
Type: News

Climate change is one of the most serious challenges facing our world today. Its effects are being felt on all continents and are predicted to become more intense in the coming decades. These changes have the power to transform our world, affecting our environment, health, food and water supplies and pose threats to global security and stability.
Post date: 17 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

EU rules on energy taxation no longer deliver the same positive contribution as when they first came into force in 2003, according to a new report published by Commission services on 12 September 2019.   While the evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD) does not make any policy recommendations, it explores how more environmentally friendly policies could better support the EU’s wider climate change commitments.  
Post date: 10 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

The World Green Building Council’s pioneering report demands radical cross-sector coordination to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, and tackle embodied carbon emissions.
Post date: 25 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

Be sure to subscribe now to the EPB Center Newsletter for staying informed and do contact us for any questions you might have related to the set of Energy Performance of Buildings standards!
Post date: 25 Sep 2019
Type: News

The re4 project is proud to invite you to our joint workshop  “Sustainable Constructions: Solutions from Circular Economy”. This workshop is organized within the SAIE 2019 fair by RE4 & Green Instruct projects.   Agenda: 09:00 - 09:30: Registration (videos projection) 09:30 - 09:35: Welcome & Introduction
Post date: 23 Sep 2019
Type: Event

The EnDurCrete project is a newly launched research project supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation (Call H2020-NMBP-2017-two-stage, Project No. 760639) which started in January 2018 with a duration of 42 months.
Post date: 11 Sep 2019
Type: News