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Using Better Energy Better   Energy productivity is all about maximising every single unit of energy to generate greater economic output - in other words, doing more with less.   Businesses have a crucial role to play in reducing their climate impact - and the EP100 initiative is how the world's biggest companies including H&M, SwissRE and others are demonstrating their energy productivity leadership. Ready to join them?  
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Type: Event

La ventilation influence le calcul du niveau E dans les réglementations régionales sur la performance énergétique des bâtiments (PEB). La présente Infofiche examine les possibilités de diminution de ce niveau, tant pour le résidentiel que pour le non-résidentiel. Elle s'adresse au responsable du calcul PEB et à l'auteur de projet, mais également aux entrepreneurs concernés par la ventilation afin de les aider à convaincre sur le choix de solutions énergétiquement efficaces.   Sommaire de cette infofiche:  
Post date: 16 May 2017
Type: Link

Building Up SME Energy Productivity   On their own, SMEs don’t consume huge amounts of energy. But collectively, their energy demand is a different story. The IEA estimates SMEs consume around 13% of total global energy demand (that’s 74 exajoules for those keeping track). Yet, approximately 30% of that demand could be eliminated by cost-effective energy efficiency measures, such as implementing energy management software. That would save more energy than Japan and Korea consume in a year!  
Post date: 20 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

This paper presents the new framework for the realisation of reliable pressurisation tests in Belgium and the provisions taken to widen the number of buildings where a valid pressurisation test can be realised. The pressurisation test is described in standards. In Belgium, the measured airtightness performance can be used in the regional Energy Performance (EP) regulations in order to improve the calculated performance. A few years ago, supplementary specifications to the test standard (NBN EN 13829) describing detailed specific elements of the test, were added to the regulations.
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

Most countries in the Central and Eastern Europe region already have or are setting up renovation programmes for multi-apartment buildings. Some countries have run these programmes successfully for a long time, while others are setting them up more recently. Several countries have had such programmes for a while now, but on an “on and off” basis with mixed results in different years.  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Event

Wednesday 12 October 2016   How to transform the building stock from being an energy waster to being a positive element in the EU energy system and the EU economy? Do the EU’s climate and energy targets meet the needs and expectations of the energy renovation market in the EU? How to maximise on 2016 as the ‘year of delivery for the Energy Union’ to achieve coherent and mutually reinforcing legislation in future legislative reviews for buildings?  
Post date: 31 Dec 2016
Type: News

  The main objective of the EnerGAware project is to decrease energy consumption and emissions in an affordable housing pilot and increase the affordable housing tenants’ understanding and engagement in energy efficiency. The project will develop and test, in 100 affordable homes, a serious game called "Energy Cat: the House of Tomorrow” that will be linked to the actual energy consumption (smart meter data) of the game user’s home and embedded in social media and networking tools.  
Post date: 22 Dec 2016
Type: Link

Energy efficiency is a commercial success factor. Not only is it the most direct way to cut energy and consequently costs, but consuming less energy also mitigates climate change and preserves the environment. Energy efficient small & medium enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in achieving the goals of the EU’s Energy Union Strategy. However, in order to boost SMEs’ intelligent energy use, they need guidance and support.  
Post date: 22 Dec 2016
Type: Event

Both in the European Union (EU) and globally, the use of energy efficiency obligation (EEO) schemes– policies that place an obligation on energy companies to deliver end-use energy savings targets over time– has been growing.  
Post date: 20 Dec 2016
Type: Publication

  This report, elaborated by the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), reviews the main characteristics of the leading Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes (EEOs) in Europe and the United States, and answers basic questions as to scope and scale to inform European policymakers as they consider extending the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) beyond 2020.  
Post date: 20 Dec 2016
Type: Publication