This report, released by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), analyses key barriers, while presenting current national trends and solutions for how commercial real estate professionals, energy management information systems (EMIS) vendors, utilities, and local government actors can spread the usage of EMIS and with it create lasting change in energy management.
Post date: 27 Jan 2017
The aim of the 12th Advanced Building Skins Conference is to contribute to a multidisciplinary integrated planning approach by architects, engineers, scientists and manufacturers to reduce energy consumption of buildings.
Topics covered include:
Policies, Finance, Business Models
Post date: 2 Dec 2016
Green Paper on Energy Efficiency - Discussion Paper of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
The Green Paper on Energy Efficiency, released by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, is the beginning of a consultation process with the aim of a medium-term to long-term strategy for the reduction of the country’s energy consumption.
Post date: 28 Nov 2016
Analysis of information, empowerment and training measures in Member States National Energy Efficiency Action Plans
Post date: 18 Nov 2016
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
The neZEH e-toolkit, developed under the frame of the nearly Zero Energy Hotels (neZEH) initiative, co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, is a practical tool to help hotel owners benchmark their energy consumption comparing to the neZEH levels and to suggest appropriate measures for energy efficiency improvement and renewable energy integration in order to turn their hotels into nearly Zero Energy Hotels.
Post date: 26 Aug 2016
The use of reflective and permeable pavements as a potential practice for heat island mitigation and stormwater management
Elevated summertime temperatures in cities increase energy demand for cooling. This paper suggests the use of reflective and permeable surfaces to reduce the daytime high surface temperature in summer. Permeable pavements under wet conditions could give lower surface temperatures than impermeable pavements. The cooling effect highly depends on the availability of moisture near the surface layer and the evaporation rate.
Post date: 1 Aug 2016
On 22 July 2016, the European Commission released a fact sheet containing its key decisions of the July infringement package. In this context, the EC has sent a reasoned opinion to Bulgaria to request the correct transposition of all the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU) into national law.
Post date: 25 Jul 2016
A new report by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) describes 2000 – 2014 consumption and efficiency trends in EU.
Post date: 8 Jul 2016
Efficiency trends of energy-related products and energy consumption in the EU-28
Post date: 8 Jul 2016