An increased energy performance of buildings not only reduces energy costs and CO2 emissions, but creates jobs, increases the comfort and health of its occupants and brings environmental benefits in terms of improved air quality. Valuing these multiple benefits is key to making investment decision more viable and thus accelerating building renovation.
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
Innovation in the construction sector is an important driver to adapt to megatrends such as digitalisation, globalised value chains and greater urbanisation, while reducing the industry’s climate impact. Industrial prefabrication is a promising example to boost deep renovation by increased collaboration and aggregated demand.
Post date: 4 Oct 2019
The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has developed a set of publications based on more than 400 academic articles, dozens of case studies and expert interviews focusing on health, wellbeing and productivity in buildings.
This research takes the first step at defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor air quality, thermal comfort, acoustics, controls and lighting on students, office workers and patients across Europe.
Post date: 12 Apr 2019
Several countries and local authorities have introduced innovative policies and programmes to stimulate deep renovation and reduce the CO2 emissions of the building sector, yet a broad dissemination and application of these policies are not taking place. The exchange of information and experiences across regions is much lower than what would be desirable.
Post date: 21 Jan 2019
Achieving a decarbonised building stock by 2050 will require renovation at a faster pace and considerable investment, estimated at around €60-100 billion annually up to 2020, and more thereafter. Public funding alone cannot meet this requirement, therefore it needs to be used in a way that maximises private investment.
In this new policy factsheet, BPIE illustrates examples of financing schemes that debunk the myth that attracting private investment in building renovation is difficult. Public funding can play a key role in leveraging private investment.
Post date: 6 Sep 2017
The introduction of trigger points in national renovation strategies is an effective tool to drive deep renovation.
Post date: 11 May 2017
BPIE - Buildings Performance Institute Europe- has released two reports to foster the transition to smart buildings.
Post date: 28 Mar 2017
Μέσα από την έκθεση "Ιndoor air quality, thermal comfort and daylight", το Ευρωπαϊκό Ινστιτούτο Απόδοσης Κτιρίων (Buildings Performance Institute Europe – BPIE) εξετάζει τις απαιτήσεις για κατοικίες σε οκτώ επιλεγμένα κράτη μέλη της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, σε σχέση με την ποιότητα εσωτερικού αέρα, τη θερμική άνεση και το φυσικό φωτισμό, θέματα ολοένα και πιο σημαντικά για τα
Post date: 5 Apr 2016
One year ago, the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) published its final report on recommendations on how to increase investments in energy efficiency.
Post date: 26 Jan 2016
As of January 2014, Member States have to renovate each year 3% of the total floor area of heated and/or cooled buildings owned and occupied by its central government, to meet at least the minimum energy performance requirements. BPIE’s latest research gathers in a factsheet both the current status of the implementation of Art 5 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED, 2012/27/EU) as well as summary conclusions. Please see the relevant BUILD UP news item here.
Post date: 27 Aug 2015