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Buildings do not consume energy, people do. Managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME), these projects have helped consumers understand their energy use at their homes or their work places, and have motivated them to engage in energy-saving behaviour. It is possible to change the way energy is perceived and used by consumers with low-cost and cost-effective ICT solutions, and basic personal choices can translate in significant energy and economic savings.   
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: News

For one last time, under the Energy challenge of the Horizon 2020 programme, proposers were invited to submit their ideas to accelerate the market-uptake of energy efficiency solutions across Europe.    10 topics with a total budget of €64m were open in the areas of buildings, innovative financing, consumers, services,  public authorities and policy support. An impressive number of proposals were received, amounting to 759M €.  
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: News

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
Type: News

Webinaire L'ABC du crédit hypothécaire durable   Vous souhaitez acheter, rénover ou faire construire une habitation durable ? Vous ne savez pas par où commencer ? A quoi faut-il faire attention ? Comment financer ce projet ? Que signifient les termes frais de notaire, assurance solde restant dû, quotité, taux d’endettement, offre de crédit ? Nous vous l’expliquons, étape par étape, dans ce webinaire.   Orateur : Isabelle Huens  
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: Event

€1 BILLION for research & innovation to boost the EU´s green recovery. The European Commission tables €1 billion under Horizon 2020 to respond to the climate crisis, provide more protection to Europe’s biodiversity and habitats under threat, and accelerate a sustainable recovery.   The world is facing unprecedented challenges and Europe is responding with the European Green Deal, an ambitious yet attainable action plan for a systemic transformation towards a climate-neutral continent by 2050.
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: Publication

Local energy efficiency and sustainability policies are mostly defined by the EU legal framework, how it is interpreted by cities and regions and how they will turn it into regional or local measures. Cities and regions across Europe are key in leading and achieving EU climate targets. The result is that more often than not, they will implement more ambitious measures than they are required to.
Post date: 18 Sep 2020
Type: News

This promotional brochure of Task 59 IEA-SHC highlights the project structure, the organizational details and the project´s objectives, which are the following:
Post date: 18 Sep 2020
Type: Publication

September newsletter is out!   Top stories EU energy in figures: Key energy data in your pocket   Other news
Post date: 17 Sep 2020
Type: News

As a result of the development of more and more energy efficient products, and because the difference between A++ and A+++ is less obvious to the consumer, the EU energy labels categories will be gradually adjusted to reintroduce the simpler A to G scale.    In concrete terms, this means that five product groups will be 'rescaled' in the course of 2021
Post date: 16 Sep 2020
Type: Publication

Organized every 2 years, during years with no Indoor Air conference, Healthy Buildings conferences bridge the gap between science and profession, making it one of the most influential conferences on best-practice sustainable solutions for the indoor environment.   We are planning a truly wonderful technical and social programme in Oslo, sharing with you the midsummer delights of this beautiful harbour city with midnight twilight, in one of world's most sustainable cities.  
Post date: 7 Sep 2020
Type: Event