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Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, the QualitEE project aims to increase investment in energy efficiency services in the building sector within the EU and improve trust in service providers. This will be achieved by developing quality assessment criteria and implementing quality assurance schemes. QualitEE builds upon the Transparense project, which established the European Code of Conduct for Energy Performance Contracting in 2014.
Post date: 14 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

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Post date: 13 Nov 2018
Type: Tool

Heat pump technology can deliver major economic, environmental and energy system benefits to Europe. Heat pumps use renewable energy and may be the single most efficient technology for heating and cooling, particularly when both services are required in the same location and at the same time.  
Post date: 12 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

The Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) cPPP is a partnership between the European Commission (EC) and the private sector as represented by the private members of the EeB cPPP Partnership Board and supported by the Energy Efficient Buildings Committee (E2B) of the European Construction, built environment and energy efficient building Technology Platform (ECTP).  
Post date: 6 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

Run-down district in Valladolid, Spain, that has now become a model of sustainable living in cities.  
Post date: 5 Nov 2018
Type: Case

Ninety percent of the existing building stock in Europe was built before 1990. These buildings are in urgent need for a significant improvement of energy-efficiency through renovation.   State-of-the-art renovation solutions are available, but costly and lengthy renovation processes and incomprehensible technical complexities hinder the achievement of a wide impact at a European scale.  
Post date: 31 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

The COMBI project aimed at quantifying the multiple non-energy benefits of energy efficiency in the EU-28 area. It gathered existing approaches and evidence from the EU area and developed modelling approaches. All data is analysable via a graphic online-visualisation tool with data export function: https://combi-project.eu/tool/  
Post date: 31 Oct 2018
Type: Tool

The European Commission has published a report on high energy performing buildings, showcasing EU funded innovation and market uptake projects.   A total of 24 projects funded under the Energy Efficiency part of the Horizon 2020 programme are presented, addressing three priority areas: deep renovation of existing buildings, new Nearly Zero-energy Buildings, and smart buildings.  
Post date: 25 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

Project concept CraftEdu develops innovative qualification and training schemes for craftsmen and on-site workers in the field of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources in buildings. It creates learning materials and paves the way for sustainable offering of educational courses on nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB), targeting the establishing of a solid based for the practical implementation of the upcoming ambitious new building standards.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

Securing funds for renovating hospitals, schools and other large public buildings to reduce their energy consumption is not easy for public authorities in the Mediterranean area. Indeed, public bodies cannot afford the high costs of deep renovation so they need to attract private investors. However, the poor financial prospects of such projects - long payback time and low internal rates of return (IRR) – makes the investment unappealing for the private sector.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2018
Type: Tool