The European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO) is a 3-year action (2015-2017) under the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) programme. The Observatory aims to inform European policymakers and stakeholders on the market conditions and policy developments in the construction sector in the 28 EU Member States, through regular analysis and comparative assessments which will be published on the project website regularly, comprising:
Post date: 6 May 2016
In its press release of 3 May 2016, Eurostat estimates that in 2015 carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions from fossil fuel combustion increased by 0.7% in the European Union compared with the previous year.
Post date: 5 May 2016
Following an extensive on-line survey and interviews with more than 1100 EU energy efficiency experts, the second Energy Efficiency Watch Survey report has now been published. The aim of the survey was to learn the opinion of stakeholders and experts on the progress of energy efficiency policies and their implementation in different sectors in their respective country.
Post date: 8 Apr 2016
The Energy-Efficiency-Watch 3 Expert Survey
This report presenting the findings from the Energy Efficiency Watch 3 (EEW3) project was elaborated with the objective to reveal the progress in the implementation of energy efficiency policies, or its lack, in the EU Member States (MS).
Post date: 8 Apr 2016
The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD, Directive 2010/31/EU) requests that by 31 December 2020 all new buildings are nearly-zero energy buildings and after 31 December 2018 all new buildings occupied and owned by public authorities are nearly-zero energy buildings. However, in several EU Member States first examples of NZEBs have been built.
Post date: 6 Apr 2016
Type: Ask the Experts
This evaluation is a direct follow up to the European Commission's Communication on an Energy Union, which foresees a review and possible revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) by the end of 2016. The results of this evaluation will provide the basis for the Impact Assessment of policy options in the framework of the EPBD review.
Post date: 21 Mar 2016
The Joint Research Centre of the European Union (JRC) has published a Synthesis Report assessing and analysing the building renovation strategies submitted by the EU Member States in the frame of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).
Post date: 10 Mar 2016
JRC Synthesis Report
The aim of this report, prepared by the Joint Research Centre of the European Union (JRC) is to summarise the efforts undertaken by EU Member States (MS) in order to meet the requirements of Article 4 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), to provide an overview of the policies and measures chosen and of the overall strengths and weakness, and to identify best practices.
Post date: 8 Mar 2016
Support to the implementation, harmonisation and further development of the Eurocodes
Post date: 18 Feb 2016
The impact of energy efficiency policies on energy consumption in the EU Member States: a new approach based on Energy Policy indicators The purpose of this study by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission is to create a database and develop econometric models aimed at estimating the impact of energy efficiency policies on energy consumption in the EU Member States in the period 1990‐2013.
Post date: 13 Jan 2016