Campaigning and awareness raising

The fifth newsletter of the Efficient Buildings Community is out! Discover the latest news of the Modular Projects and the next events of the Community, including the final conference the 10 October 2019 in Brussels.   In this newsletter you can find information about:   -IREC's first technical paper and financing schemes   -projects and awards
Post date: 22 Jul 2019
Type: News

The energy transition is well under way. The digital transformation, new mobility approaches, new ideas for living in cities and the rising number of prosumers are examples of the ongoing energy transition.  
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: Event

The Passive House standard was defined and put into practice for the first time in Darmstadt in 1991 almost three decades ago. Next October 2019, the 23rd International Passive House Conference will take place for the first time outside Europe, in Gaobeidian, China. Before that, in May this year the passive-house pioneering city of Heidelberg hosted the Better Building!
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: News

Concept   This proposal aims to replicate the successful Energy Savings Insurance (ESI) model in the three highest potential countries in Europe – Italy, Portugal and Spain, train key market stakeholders, and deliver an ESI Europe Toolkit alongside a long-term business model to enable the broader roll out of the ESI Europe model in other European countries.   Objectives and Methodology  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   HousEEnvest aims to demonstrate the viability of the financing scheme, defined for the full energy renovation of multifamily houses in Extremadura, which will count on a combination of innovative tools for standardization, pooling, bundling and de-risking.   This investment financing scheme focuses on a regional market with investment higher than 35 M€.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   The environmental concept of NBS has recently been identified by the E.U. as a strategic frame to help the development of sustainable cities.   Nature4Cities is one of the two research program selected and funded by the European Union  in order to build a common ground for “NBS & Re-Naturing Cities”, through the H2020 Research and Innovation Programme.   Objectives and Mtehodology  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

CONCEPT   Reaching of the 2020 and 2030 energy and climate objectives represents a major challenge to the construction sector, which needs to be ready to deliver high energy performing renovations and, in particular, nearly zero-energy buildings.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   The DGNB – German Sustainable Building Council was founded in 2007 by 16 initiators from a variety of specialist backgrounds in the construction and property industry who wanted to do more to promote sustainable building in the future.   A registered association, the DGNB currently has around 1,200 members throughout the world.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   The Paris Agreement commits us to making this transition, and long-term strategic planning shows that many of the decisions and actions needed to get us on track must be taken imminently.   Reports in the series are intended to create a basis for discussion with stakeholders and policy-makers on Net-Zero decarbonisation.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link

Concept   ASSIST (Support Network for Household Energy Saving) is an European project funded by the European Commission under the H2020 programme.   Its aim is to fight energy poverty by actively engaging consumers in the energy market, generating a positive change of behaviour in relation to energy consumption and to influence the design of energy poverty-oriented policies.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2019
Type: Link