The purpose of this application note is to define a generic methodology based on practical experience and existing standards to make robust, ex-ante assessments of energy conservation measures (ECM) in buildings. The focus is on the potential energy and cost savings of medium-sized ECMs with a typical incremental investment cost of between €100k and €1 million. Most of the specified methodologies can also be applied to ECMs in other fields, such as at industrial sites.
Post date: 20 May 2019
“EU pathways to a decarbonised building sector” - How replacing inefficient heating systems can help reach the EU climate ambitions.
This report, focuses on the European residential heating sector in an effort to provide an answer to the question: “If the trend of modernisation of heating is accelerated, would carbon dioxide emissions from the heating sector decrease to such a level that can help achieve the EU 2030 climate targets?”
Post date: 19 Aug 2016
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This report by Ecofys, elaborated by order of the European Commission, analyses the stakeholders' responses at the public consultation launched by the Commission as part of the evaluation and review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The purpose of this analysis is to gain an in-depth view of the public opinion on the EPBD review.
Post date: 17 Dec 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