Many stakeholders, from government officials to contractors on building sites, will be asking what are the main changes and how will they affect me? To answer these question, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE) has written a Guidance Note on the topic. It was launched at the recent C4E Forum event in Serock, Poland, which saw over 200 stakeholders coming together to debate and exchange on all issues surrounding energy efficiency in the Central and Eastern European region.
Post date: 19 Jul 2018
On 14 June 2017, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE) organised a workshop in Madrid, Spain, on ‘Energy Renovation of Buildings in Spain’. Over 50 participants from the industry, the financial sector, the European Commission, Spanish national and local authorities gathered in the Official College of Architects Madrid (COAM) to discuss the crucial role of building renovation in the Spanish Energy Transition and for the Spanish economy.
Post date: 21 Jun 2017
A highly energy efficient building is the starting point for a decarbonised building stock, which will be an essential cornerstone for a decarbonised energy system. It is fundamental to the emergence of smart districts and cities, and a pre-requisite for smart development in the EU.
This position paper gives a clear, brief explanation of the relevance and role of smart buildings in the EU.
For more information, please go to the EuroAce website:www.euroace.org
Post date: 14 Feb 2017
On 13 September 2016, EuroAce reported that the European Parliament Plenary approved an own-initiative report on the Heating & Cooling Strategy (GIEREK Report), calling on the European Commission to focus action on reducing energy use in buildings, especially with regard to the upcoming review of energy efficiency legislation in October.
Post date: 14 Sep 2016
2016 is an important year for energy efficiency legislation at EU level, with the upcoming revisions of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) which will shape the way energy efficiency in buildings policy will be implemented for years to come.
Post date: 15 Jun 2016
As foreseen by the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), the thresholds for some requirements related to energy efficiency in public buildings are automatically lowered from 500m² to 250m², starting on 9 July 2015. These requirements relate to the exemplary role of public buildings (EED Article 5), and the issue of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for public buildings (EPBD Article 12).
Post date: 18 Aug 2015
In the EuroAce May Press Release it has been indicated that the Commission Communication on Better Regulation for Better Results can and should be used as an opportunity to create a stable and long-term EU policy framework for ambitious energy efficiency in buildings, both new and existing.
Post date: 21 May 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
The European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroAce) Press Release - February 5, 2014In its Plenary vote today on the 2030 Report (Delvaux/Szymanski), the European Parliament put its full weight behind the ITRE-ENVI Report calling for a binding 40% Energy Efficiency Target. EuroACE calls on the Commission and Member States to place Energy Efficiency and Buildings at the heart of the 2030 Climate and Energy Debate.
Post date: 6 Feb 2014
This statement highlights the importance of having stringent criteria when granting funds for energy efficiency projects. The potential for energy savings remains, but the opportunity for Europe to achieve its reduction targets through the cohesion policy funding will again be missed unless the assessment criteria for energy efficiency projects in the future funding period are seriously revised. The misuse of EU funding for aesthetic refurbishments rather than energy efficiency can be explained by three main reasons:
Post date: 22 Jan 2013