As the places where we live and work, buildings are the natural interface between citizens and energy, and the places where the energy use patterns of tomorrow are shaped, from sole energy consumption to self-consumption and demand management.
Post date: 18 Mar 2021
This survey is proposed in the context of the project “RINNO: An augmented intelligence-enabled stimulating framework for deep energy renovation delivering occupant-centered innovations” funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 892071.
Post date: 17 Feb 2021
The European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO) was set up in 2015 to regularly analyse and carry out comparative assessments of the construction sector in all EU countries towards these objectives. It aims to keep EU policymakers and stakeholders up to date on market conditions and policy developments.
Post date: 9 Nov 2020
Understanding end-user perspectives is crucial for the development and roll-out of new features for energy performance certificates (EPCs).
Without a full insight into what end- users want and need for the next generation of EPCs it will be difficult to make effective use of these new features.
Post date: 23 Oct 2020
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) are inviting experts in the building construction value chain to take part in a survey and give their views on using circular economy principles in the design of buildings.
The results will contribute to defining circular economy policies that could be implemented as part of the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan.
Post date: 22 Oct 2020
Within the eCentral project, which aims to enhance the energy efficiency of public buildings by supporting public authorities to define efficient renovation measures and financial instruments, a survey on these topics has been launced in order to understand the level of knowledge of these instruments from public administrations (e.g. owners) and from practitioners.
Post date: 20 Oct 2020
Supporting designers in the early stages of designing Plus Energy Buildings is strategic to ensure load reduction while still considering the household practices and enhancing the indoor environmental quality. To achieve this target, it is necessary to make use of effective building energy modeling with a clear view of the simulation results, thus allowing effective communication between the design team and the involved disciplines/stakeholders.
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
The hardworking summer months within the LIFE Level(s) project brought forward a vital step in moving the project forward.
Post date: 20 Aug 2020
Investments in energy efficiency improvements are vital to ensure Europe’s future as a sustainable, yet prosperous economy. The benefits are enormous: these investments contribute to abating greenhouse gas emissions, improving the competitiveness of European businesses, and enhancing Europe’s energy security. This is why European leaders are placing energy efficiency at the heart of their strategy to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
Post date: 31 Jul 2020
The H2020 Penny Project - Psychological social & financial barriers to energy efficiency - applies a behavioural science approach to better understand individual behaviour in the domain of energy efficiency. In particular, the project seeks to advance the understanding of consumer decisions in relation to both the use of energy and the adoption of energy-efficient technologies.
Post date: 23 Jun 2020