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Opportunities and challenges for renewable energies     The proposal for a revised Directive on renewable energy from the European Commission includes a new article on district heating and cooling. This article (Article 24) also foresees the non-discriminatory access to district heating and cooling systems for renewable heating and cooling supply. Some proponents expect an important push for renewable energy from this provision. Others see severe problems due to the essential differences between electricity and district heating grids.  
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: Event

Following the adoption of the European Heating and Cooling Strategy, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has brought together a large coalition of thermal industry players from various countries behind one vision: the full decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sectors by 2050. As a result, the first ever DecarbHeat Industry Pledge and Declaration of support will be signed in Brussels on 11 May.  This will be in farme of the DecarbHeat Forum organised in Brussels. 
Post date: 5 May 2017
Type: News

IEA-EBC Annex 59: High Temperature Cooling and Low Temperature Heating in Buildings   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 59 High Temperature Cooling and Low Temperature Heating in Buildings” in 2012. The project was completed in 2016.  
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link

IEA-EBC Annex 69: Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 69 Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings” in 2014. The project will run till 2019.  
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link

IEA-EBC Annex 64: LowEx Communities - Optimised Performance of Energy Supply Systems with Exergy Principles   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 64: LowEx Communities - Optimised Performance of Energy Supply Systems with Exergy Principles” in 2013. The project will run till 2017.
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link

Status Report 2016     This updated report, prepared by Van Holsteijn en Kemna B.V. (VHK) for the European Commission, shows how the EU's Ecodesign and energy labelling requirements for products are saving consumers both energy and money. It tracks the progress of an ongoing study of the impact of these requirements.  
Post date: 5 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

5 factors are holding back the energy transition to a zero emissions Europe by 2050, writes Thomas Nowak.   The way we use energy in our society needs to change if we want to keep global warming well below 2°C, as stipulated at COP21 in Paris. This transition needs to include decision-makers on all levels and must above all include citizens.  
Post date: 28 Mar 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

  EHP 2016: Better Together    
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
Type: News

How to reduce Heating & Cooling energy demand while providing the highest comfort in building renovation     ”Heating and Cooling Research”, a new study looking at the benefits of building renovation, shows that the right combination of active and passive technologies represents the optimal solution to unleash the contribution of buildings to both societal climate and energy goals while improving the individual comfort and well-being of citizens.    
Post date: 14 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

Accelerating Market Transformation for High-Performance Building Enclosures - State of market, policy developments, and lessons learned from the Passive House movement  
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Type: Publication