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RESTORE Final Online Conference, Dec. 3rd, 2020 & 5th MC Online Meeting on the 4th.   Your invitation, on Eventbrite is now open for registration here   Agenda: RESTORE Online Final Conference
Post date: 26 Nov 2020
Type: Event

The Commission has launched 2 public consultations today on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive.   The objective of these 12 week consultations is to seek a wide range of views on to what extent and how these 2 directives should be revised. This will feed into the preparation of Commission proposals next year.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: News

Many new largely solar-heated houses in Germany are multi-family buildings, and their number is growing, according to Sonnenhaus-Institut (Solar House Institute), an alliance of about 300 architects, planners, building companies and system integrators that specialise in the design or construction of houses where sunlight provides at least 50 % of the heat and, in some cases, electricity a year.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: News

European Social, Cooperative and Public Housing providers aim at refurbishing 400,000 homes per year or 4 million homes by 2030.   This will decrease the energy consumption of the refurbished housing units on average by 50% by 2030, cut emissions with at least 50% and save up to €700 per year on average to each resident.   Frontrunners in energy efficiency  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: Publication

When it comes to heating, retiree Lucy Craig’s bungalow in north London is high tech. A self-professed gadget lover, when she refurbished eight years ago, she was keen to find the most carbon friendly methods for keeping her home warm. She settled on heat pumps.   Outside her house, all that can be seen of the pump is an innocuous metal box. Inside the machine is a closed circuit of liquid that cycles in a pipe running from the box outdoors to a water tank indoors.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: News

November newsletter of project RESTORE is out!  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: News

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 14:00-15:45 CET   The current development in building energy efficiency towards nZEB buildings represents a number of new challenges to design and construction.   One of these major challenges is the increased need for cooling in these highly insulated and airtight buildings, which is not only present in the summer period but also in the shoulder seasons and in offices even in midwinter.  
Post date: 23 Nov 2020
Type: Event

The H2020 project 4RinEU, coordinated by Eurac Research, aims to define technologies, methodologies and business models to increase the uptake of deep renovation in the European building stock.  
Post date: 19 Nov 2020
Type: Case

Concept:   A company’s energy saving initiatives are influenced mainly by numerous financial and organisational factors. High investment costs slow the adoption of energy efficient measures in SMEs.   The solution is to make it easier for SMEs and to promote energy efficiency as an opportunity. The EU-funded DEESME project will develop a new approach to enable SMEs to manage their energy transition in line with EU policies.  
Post date: 18 Nov 2020
Type: Link

What is SWC50 - The Century of Solar ?   In 1970 solar research pioneers met at the first International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Conference in Melbourne Australia. ISES is commemorating this Conference with a special 50th Anniversary Virtual Conference and Display called the Solar World Congress at 50 (SWC50).   During these past 50 years solar energy has grown from being emerging technologies to a vibrant industry.
Post date: 18 Nov 2020
Type: Event